Nutritional Genomics

Nutrigenomics & Nutrigenetics

Nutrigenomics, also known as nutritional genomics, is a branch of science which studies the relationship between the human genome, nutrition, and overall health and wellness. According to nutrigenomics, food can affect gene expression, the process by which instructions from a gene are utilized in the biosynthesis of a functional gene product, such as a protein.

Genomics is an interdisciplinary field of biology which focuses on the structure, function, evolution, mapping, and editing of genomes. Nutrigenomics utilizes that information to create a custom dietary program to help improve a person’s overall health and wellness with food.

Nutrigenetics is a branch of science which focuses on how the human body responds to nutrients based on their genetic variation. Due to the differences in people’s DNA, the absorption, transportation, and metabolization, among other functions, of nutrients can be different from one person to the other. People can have similar characteristics based on their genes but these genes are actually not identical. This is what is known as genetic variation.

Genetic Impacts of Estrogen

Males and females produce estrogen. However, females tend to have more complications when it comes to estrogen and hormonal issues… Read More

July 14, 2020

Health & Wellness: Genetics and Nutrition Part 3 of 4

As previously discussed, our genes play a significant role in energy expenditure, appetite, and fat metabolism. Our genetics determine our… Read More

July 9, 2020

Health & Wellness: Diet and Nutrition Part 2 of 4

Genetic testing has come a long way and we are now able to use it in our clinic. We have… Read More

July 8, 2020

Health & Wellness: Genetics and Nutrition Part 1 of 4

Our genes play a significant role in energy expenditure, appetite, and fat metabolism. This explains why two individuals doing the… Read More

July 7, 2020

Health & Wellness: Food Responsiveness

The way our bodies respond to and break down food is being studied more and commonly linked to many chronic… Read More

July 6, 2020

Health & Wellness: Vitamin Metabolism

Vitamins are essential to the body as they are responsible for carrying out important biochemical pathways. Vitamins also play a… Read More

July 1, 2020

Health & Wellness: Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress represents an imbalance in the body. This imbalance is between reactive oxygen species (free radicals)  and our body’s… Read More

June 24, 2020

Health & Wellness: Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is an ongoing problem that many are not even aware of. Internal inflammation puts constant stress on your… Read More

June 23, 2020

Gluten Sensitivities & Our Genes

Many have heard of celiac disease, but non-celiac gluten sensitivity, not so much. However, this condition is rising and extremely… Read More

June 18, 2020

Health & Wellness: DNA Methylation

DNA Methylation  DNA methylation is a very important factor in our biochemical pathways. Methylation uses a process of donating methyl… Read More

June 17, 2020

The Importance of Folate and Folic Acid

Folate is a B vitamin naturally found in a variety of foods. The body can’t produce folate, that’s why it’s… Read More

June 11, 2020

Nutrigenetics: Bitter Taste

A chocolate bar tastes different to each of us. How sweet it is and the smaller aspects like subtle hints… Read More

June 10, 2020

Nutrigenetics: Salt Sensitivity

Salt is in nearly every food consumed, but some may have a genetic variation causing them to have salt sensitivities.… Read More

June 5, 2020

MTHFR Gene Mutation and Health

The MTHFR or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene is well-known due to a genetic mutation that may cause high homocysteine levels and… Read More

June 5, 2020

The Connection Between Nutrition & the Epigenome

Nutrition is considered to be one of the most well-understood environmental factors associated with changes in the epigenome. Nutrients in… Read More

June 3, 2020
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