Author: NutriScape Staff Writer

Is ADHD Genetic? Can it be Improved with DNA-Based Nutrition?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has become a complex disorder to diagnose and treat, encompassing multiple subtypes and often combined with other health disorders like bipolar disorder, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder, head injuries, anxiety, depression, Tourette’s Syndrome and Parkinson’s disease. Is ADHD genetic? Genetic studies have struggled to pin down consistent genes even though there appears to be a strong hereditary correlation.

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The Best Exercises for Mental Health with Genetic Testing

Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to certain types of exercise? Do you need a thrill through risk-taking activities? Competitive sports or races? A solo trek on a trail or in the weight room? Do you feel your best with endurance exercise like running, swimming and biking? When you get stressed, do you have a physical outlet? The best exercises for mental health actually have a genetic basis, with genetic testing helping you develop a custom workout routine.

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Innovative Breast Cancer Prevention Strategies with DNA-Based Nutrition

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world as of 2018, with breast and lung cancer at the top for most common cancers. One-third of those deaths attributed to diet, environment and lifestyle factorsand it is estimated that up to 50% of cancers could be prevented by avoiding risk factors and implementing proven strategies. While we race for the cure, genetic testing for breast cancer genes and genes connected to breast health are helping us race for breast cancer prevention.

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How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Your Genes

What do you notice the most when you get a poor night’s sleep? Are you hungrier? Irritable? Have trouble concentrating? Low energy? Do you become reactive, anxious or depressed? All of the above? Accumulating evidence points to a genetic contribution to explain inter-individual vulnerability to sleep deprivation, and your Nutrition Genome Report can provide recommendations for turning these genetic vulnerabilities into strengths. 

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Are Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease Genetic? A Nutrigenomic Approach

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland on the lower neck, responsible for growth and development, body temperature, heart rate, menstrual cycles, and weight. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone, which can affect a wide range of physiological functions. Common symptoms include cold extremities, poor digestion (B12 and calcium absorption go down due to low stomach acid), weight gain, constipation, high LDL, poor concentration, excess sleep, depression, low sex drive and/or infertility and fatigue.

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