Masters of Health Magazine April 2019 - Page 108

Nutrigenomics is the study of how foods affect our genes, and how genetic differences affect the way we respond to food.

The genome is the complete set of DNA, and where you find the instructions

to build health. The DNA remains fixed for life, but the epigenome remains flexible.

Nutrition has an “epigenetic” effect on our DNA. In other words, nutrition is one of the major ways we can change the destiny of our genetic healthy history and reverse disease statistics.

The reason that one diet cannot suit all of us and that population studies are continually contradictory with dietary advice is because we are all different. Genetics and biochemistry help us discover how we are different, and what

we can do to potentially overcome disease susceptibilities through the understanding of epigenetics by applying it to our diet, lifestyle, and your environment.