Nutrigenomics: The Science of Food, Your Genes and Health

The scientific study of individualized genetics and nutrition is known as Nutritional Genomics or “Nutrigenomics”. Nutrigenomics is the branch of genetic research that studies how foods and nutrients affect our genes and how, in return, genetic variations in our genes affect the way we react to nutrients in foods. Genomics is NOT the same as genetics. Genetics is the study of inherited diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis. If you have this DNA mutation, then you will get this disease. Genomics looks at small changes in your DNA called Single Nucleotide Variations or SNPs that do not cause disease but increase your risk or predisposition to a disease. It is all about the environment that we surro

What is the Best Diet for You?

Why Genetic Testing is Necessary Today With the popularity of the ketogenic and paleo diets for weight loss and health, more and more people are shifting to this say of eating. What the ketogenic and paleo diets have in common is reliance on whole foods with limited processed foods, grains and sugars. The main difference between these two is in the amount of fat. Ketogenic diets are very high in fats – up to 80%, moderate in protein and very low in carbohydrates. The Paleo diet stresses more proteins than keto diets and also include saturated fats and healthy carbohydrates. Paleo eliminates grains, legumes, processed sugars and most dairy. Consuming healthy saturated fats are encouraged in b

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