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Five Reasons to Quit Sugar Now

Madison Mayfield

With the new year, we wanted to give you five new reasons to cut down or even quit your sugar intake. So, we’re featuring a blog from Sweet Defeat, the only clinically proven, natural lozenge that stops sugar cravings in seconds. They’re laying out all the reasons why it’s so important to cut back on your sugar intake—and take back control of your health.

What Vitamins Have to do with Your Health

Madison Mayfield

When it comes to vitamins, there are three different types of people: those of us who take them religiously, those of us who take a generic multi-vitamin once every few days when we remember to, and those of us who never even bother. It’s safe to say that a lot of us fall under that last category, but even those people who pop vitamins at every meal may be missing out on some crucial micronutrients necessary for crucial bodily functions that assist with weight loss and overall fitness.

All It Takes Is One Workout

Madison Mayfield

We’ve all been there. You get into a steady workout routine only to skip a day, and then skip another, and another, until you convince yourself that you might as well write the week off and pick up your workout routine next week. But the truth is, you don’t have to work out consistently every day for the rest of your life in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and see the results you want. In fact, one workout does more than you might realize.

Have We Discovered the Cocktail to Reverse Biological Aging?

Madison Mayfield

You can’t technically turn back the clock and wake up 10 years younger, but a very recent clinical study has shown that certain changes to DNA that cause aging could potentially be reversible. Biological age is normally measured by changes that accumulate within our DNA over time, resulting in the classic events associated with aging. However, this study has discovered a drug that appears to reverse biological age and minimize the changes in DNA that cause aging.

How has genome analysis helped track the movement of Covid-19?

Madison Mayfield

Coronaviruses are not new. They are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses in both humans and other animals like bats, camels, and civets. Occasionally the coronaviruses that infect animals can evolve to infect humans, which was the case with this novel coronavirus Covid-19.

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Using Food As Medicine

Madison Mayfield

The phrase “Food As Medicine” has been tossed around quite a bit in the past few years and with the growing popularity of diets such as Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Veganism etc and the hundreds of thousands of people swearing by a massive turn around in their health surrounding a change in diet, it’s a phrase that can no longer be ignored by the medical and research community. But what does it really mean to use your food as your medicine?

Genetic Testing & Personalized Nutrition

Madison Mayfield

How do our genes play a role in what we should and shouldn’t eat? Our very own Dr. Mark Sarzynski (director of genomics research at Genetic Direction) and Scott Thompson (chief operating officer of Genetic Direction) were interviewed by Today’s Dietitian and addressed this question. You can read the article below.

Do our genetics determine our risk of skin cancer?

Madison Mayfield

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. In fact, one in every three cancers diagnosed is skin cancer, with nearly 2 million cases world-wide. Risk factors involved in developing skin cancer can vary greatly depending on family history and where you live, but genetic makeup may play a larger role in our risk of developing skin cancer than was originally thought.

Exercise and the Treatment of Depression

Madison Mayfield

In recent years, depression has become an all too common diagnosis. In fact, between 2005 to 2015 depression rose significantly amongst Americans aged 12 and older. More young adults find themselves developing depression than ever before and depression diagnoses increased by 33% from 2013 to 2016. Nearly one in 12 Americans deal with depression, but how are they dealing with it?

GxGutHealth Microbiome Program Launched

Edwin Mayfield

We’re proud to announce that Genetic Direction has partnered with PhenoBiome to launch a human gut microbiome assay. PhenoBiome is on a mission to become the gold standard for developing microbiome-based solutions, from assay development to therapeutics, across human, animal, and agritech markets. The test, GxGutHealth, will be available to affiliates and patients on a non-exclusive basis through Genetic Direction’s health professional affiliates channel.

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