Are You a Genetic Carrier? What It Means and How Screening Works

While 99% of our DNA is the same among everyone, that 1% can mean a lot of variations in a person. It’s what determines our eye and hair color, our predisposition for diseases or illnesses and even a love or hatred of certain foods. These genetic differences or mutations are known as alleles.

Vitamin Spotlight: Vitamin K

There are a number of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your body to stay healthy. One of them is vitamin K. Here, we’re looking at the essentials of this vitamin, including its benefits and purpose.

The Top 7 Fitness Trends for 2018

Every year, new fitness trends pop up just in time for the all too common New Year’s Resolution of exercising more often and losing weight. The great thing about these trends is that it offers variety. Completing the same exercise every week can quickly become repetitive and dull. If you’re looking to switch up your gym routine, give one of these 2018 fitness trends a try.

Vitamin Spotlight: Folic Acid

There are a number of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your body to stay healthy. One of them is folic acid. Here, we’re looking at the essentials of this vitamin, including its benefits and purpose.

8 Ways to Lower Your Risk of High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a type of waxy fat that’s in your blood cells. Cholesterol is necessary for your body to produce hormones, help your organs grow and digest food. Your liver creates a sufficient amount of cholesterol it needs, but some foods also have cholesterol in them, such as eggs, meat and dairy.

Vitamin Spotlight: Vitamin B

There are a number of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your body to stay healthy. One of them is vitamin B. Here, we’re looking at the essentials of this vitamin, including its benefits and purpose.

The Growth of Gluten Sensitivity and the Genetics Behind It

Ten years ago, few people knew what celiac disease was or talked about gluten sensitivities. But in the last few years, the term “gluten-free” can be found everywhere, from food labels to health blogs.

While we don’t know exactly how many people have celiac disease, it’s estimated to affect 3 million people (or 1% of the population), and the prevalence of undiagnosed celiac disease has increased dramatically over the last 50 years.

Why Your Genes and Diet Go Hand in Hand

Calorie counting used to be a go-to method for watching your weight and monitoring how much you consume each day. While some health enthusiasts and dieters swear by the calorie counting method, others have turned to macronutrient counting, a concept that’s quickly growing within health circles.

In the simplest of terms, macronutrients make up the caloric content of food and drinks. Most people know macronutrients by their categories, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and fiber. In switching from calorie counting to macronutrient counting, your focus is instead on the kind of calories, rather than the number of calories, you consume.

Vitamin Spotlight: Vitamin D

There are a number of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your body to stay healthy. One of them is vitamin D. Here, we’re looking at the essentials of this vitamin, including its benefits and purpose.