What is Nutrigenomics?
What is NUTRIGENOMICS?
Genetic science has advanced at an incredible pace in the modern age. We can now look to our DNA to find out what genetic predispositions we have for developing certain diseases. However, even when an individual has a gene associated with a disease, the disease often does not actually occur. Why? Disease is the result of your genes interacting with your environment. In order for a disease gene to turn on, an environmental component is often necessary such as a toxin exposure, viral illness, chronic stress, or a poor diet.
Nutritional genomics or “nutrigenomics” is the study of these gene-diet interactions and concentrations on minimizing disease risk by altering or suppressing gene expression through nutritional and lifestyle interventions. Genetic and nutritional tests are often used to assess an individual’s unique needs and health status in order to personalize a nutritional plan for optimal health. The result is that you become the best version of YOU possible.
Adapted from: Dietitians in Integral and Functional Medicine Fact Sheet