CATEGORY: Genetics


Genetics behind why some people develop “Long-Haulers” after Covid, and other people to not.

New study links genetics to vaccine effectiveness. (Quotes are from the 23 and me Blog. November 2021) Last week we talked about the research 23 and Me has done determining individual responses to the three Covid vaccine, based on the[...]
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There is a genetic basis for being high risk for a reaction to vaccines

Does your genetics impact potential Covid 19 vaccine reactions? In an article published in November of 2021 by the genetics company, “23 and Me”, new information was revealed that refutes the belief that the risks of getting and or dying[...]
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What can a person do to increase their chances of being protected by an immunization?

How to boost your immune system so that you are less likely to get a virus. Two weeks ago we talked about how a vaccination works in your body to create immunity to a virus. Last week we discussed the[...]
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What Genetic Mutation Does 1/3 of America have? MTHFR! What is that?

MTHFR mutation, discovered by doing a Homocysteine blood level, could prevent infertility and strokes, pulmonary emboli, heart attacks. There is a silent and UNTREATED, UNTESTED mutation than affects 1/3 of Americans, that causes pulmonary emboli, heart attacks and strokes, and[...]
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Why do you need supplements when you eat a good diet?

Vitamins are tiny chemicals that are building blocks for bones and other tissues. Supplements are vitamins, enzymes and minerals that are generally contained in food, but are not present in large enough amounts to keep your body supplied with the[...]
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Gender Differences: Testosterone Production, Receptors, Blood Levels, and Activity

Genetics program each cell with receptors for Testosterone and how they will respond to the hormone. My medical practice and my research is based on the basic need for the hormone testosterone in both men and women as they age. [...]
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Other Causes of Obesity in America

How many of your eating habits are repetitions of behavior, vs conscious decisions? This week we are continuing our discussions regarding obesity in Europe and America. We will be focusing on the bad habits that people develop, either through innate[...]
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Breast Cancer Risk Is Higher in Women with Low Muscle Mass and High Percent Body Fat

Since the threat of estrogen replacement has been put to rest, women are asking, "What are the real risks of breast cancer?". Several articles have come to the fore in the last few months that focus on the risk of[...]
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Dosing Hormone Replacement – Fast and Slow Metabolizers

Hormone replacement dosage can be significantly different from person to person. Even if they are the same gender, age, and size. It is a Little-known fact that each person has his or her own individual metabolism that breaks down food,[...]
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Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Are Not Always Hormonal

Discussing the non hormonal reasons men or women might experience hot flashes and night sweats. It is a part of conventional wisdom and common medical knowledge that hot flashes are caused by hormonal changes.  While it is true that hormonal[...]
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