Nutrigenomics

The future of personalized nutrition

The Human Genome project has opened up many fields of gene research including the impact of diet on genetic make up. One of the most important findings of research in this field is that genes are not our destiny. If one inherits genes for a certain disease, lifestyle can change the expression of these genes. Research in this field is growing at an exponential rate.

The emerging field of Nutrigenomics studies the interactions between your genetic make up, the foods you eat and your health. This allows dietary advice to be completely personalized, and to focus on the correct nutrient intake for optimal health and well-being.

The biggest nutrition revolution in years is underway, and it is poised to change the way we eat forever. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and individual knowledge of your genes allows the dietician to personalize dietary recommendations.

Genes to Plate (available at Wellness Warehouse stores) is an excellent recipe book. Below is just one of the many great recipes to try.