The Viral Evolution of COVID-19

To the knowledge of scientists and the CDC, the family of coronaviruses has been around since the mid-1960s. One of the most deadly of these viruses came about in the early 2000s when Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, otherwise known as SARS, emerged in China. A decade later, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) developed in […]

The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Genetics

Your DNA determines your hair color, nose shape, and eye color, so it makes sense that your genes play a role in your weight as well. Part of your ability to lose weight is encoded in your DNA, which is why everyone reacts differently to diets and workouts. Harvard Health has found that each person’s […]

Is Spice Tolerance Genetic?

Spice tolerance differs vastly from person to person. While you may enjoy devouring an entire plate of hot wings in one sitting, your eating companion may not even be able to put pepper on their food without turning red. This begs an interesting question: Are we born able to enjoy spicy foods or is this […]

The Relationship Between Sleep and Genetics

We all know someone who can run on just a few hours of sleep, and another person who needs more than the recommended eight hours in order to function. While science isn’t entirely sure of all the reasons that humans need to sleep or what exactly the body does during sleep hours, researchers at the […]

Psomagen COVID-19 Update

To the Psomagen Clients: During the past few weeks, the world has been massively impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are constantly aware of the updates and decisions that are happening with the coronavirus through the CDC, WHO, and local news channels. While we are being cautious, we remain fully operational to ensure that our clients have […]

Hereditary Baldness: The Genetics of Hair Loss

Hair loss is a natural and common phenomenon that affects millions of Americans at some point in life. According to the American Hair Loss Association, those struggling with the effects of this condition are affected professionally, socially, and emotionally. In fact, it’s not uncommon for men experiencing hair loss to change career paths as a […]

What Is Gut Health and Why Does It Matter?

When you hear the word “bacteria,” what comes to mind? Most people immediately think of germs that cause harmful infections. But did you know that not all bacteria are bad? In fact, your body is more bacteria than it is human — you have 10 times more bacteria than cells! Approximately 100 trillion bacteria, both […]

What Is Lactose Intolerance and How is it Identified?

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar that naturally exists in milk and other dairy products. The condition causes discomfort but not damage, and is accompanied by stomach pain, gas, diarrhea, nausea, and flatulence, which can make it quite uncomfortable to live with. Roughly 75% percent of adults around the world suffer […]