What is Nutrigenomics?
In the simplest of terms, nutrigenomics is the study and branch of genetic research of how foods affect our genes and how, in return, genetic variations affect the way we react to nutrients in foods. These genes instruct your amino acid arrangements for proteins that create your traits.
Nutrigenomics is a big word and it has a big impact. I was introduced to nutrigenomics when I was sick and wanted to change. At the time I was struggling with a lot of health issues and in order to cope, I swept the hardest parts of my life under the rug. Essentially, I was resigned to getting sicker. My body hurt and my gut health was a mess soo I was curious to see how it could help me.
You are what you eat
You may have heard this term, its been around as long as I have, it really is true today. With the growing science in this field, we can understand better how those foods influenced our health and our relation to obesity and chronic health issues. You may have struggled with eating well but not seeing the results you wanted or following every fad diet that you ultimately fail.
Will my health pass to my kids
Do you have a genetic predisposition to a particular disease? Does that mean your children will suffer? Science is learning that just like unhealthy foods can trigger a genetic response to disease it can also do the opposite, a healthy lifestyle can pass on healthy genes and the potential not to trigger a genetic anomaly. We see this in obesity and type 2 diabetics. As science emerges we will learn more about how a healthy diet today can create healthier children.
Genetic testing evaluates different genetic markers to generate a comprehensive report of findings along with a set of recommendations to help an individual achieve their desired level of fitness? These results provide insight into your genetic predisposition for exercise, determine the perfect ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats for your body, and more. Interestingly, you may learn that you can tolerate foods that others can not. This may help you feel better and fully fed so you can hit your personal goals.
How can I get started today
Testing may not be in your budget but we can get started by finding the foods that work for you.
1. Eat Real Food– You are what you eat. Food and nutrition are important as both can influence the body and mind
2. Stress can activate changes. Everybody deals with stress, and that can have an impact on our health and genes.
3. An active lifestyle will awaken the best genes.
4. Change your environment. examples are EMF, Blue light
5,.Consume nutrigenomic supplements
When we take control of our health outcomes we can live our best life and potentially pass this onto our children and grandchildren, now that is making a difference in the lives of your family.
Flip the Switch, Feel Better, Do more. For more information reach out to connect on my website or right here on the Living Healthy List.
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