The Nutrition Genome Report

The Beginning of Nutrition Genome

In 2013, I created Nutrition Genome in response to a health scare that my wife experienced. Since it was complex and she wasn’t getting any answers from doctors, I dove in head first to figure it out. This was when I was introduced to genetic testing, SNPs and how genetic variants help determine vitamin and mineral requirements, higher sensitivities to certain toxins and drugs, and a deeper understanding of mental health and metabolism that I had never seen before.

All of a sudden, this tool allowed me to illuminate and explain exactly what she experienced, and put together a plan of action to make sure it didn’t happen again. I started applying genetic testing when I was seeing clients, and all of a sudden there were numerous medical mysteries that were able to be unraveled. It was during this time that I was spending eight or more hours per case, cataloging all of the research and building an epigenomic database.

It became clear to me that genetics are not your destiny, they are your blueprint. Genetic knowledge allows us to unlock our weaknesses, but epigenetic research shows us how what we eat, the environment we live in, the exercise we engage in, and the purpose we feel is what determines true gene function. This database has become The Nutrition Genome Report, a 50+ page genetic analysis with more than 91 genes, with a focus on epigenetic solutions to turn genetic weaknesses into strengths.

What is Nutrigenomics?

Have you ever wondered why one diet works so well for one person, but not for another? Nutrigenomics is the study of how foods affect our genes and how individual genetic differences can affect the way we respond to vitamins, minerals, and compounds in the foods we eat.

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. Imagine the epigenome like light switches, turning genes off and on based on your diet, environment, stress, and exercise. 

I created Nutrition Genome and the Genetrition™ software to quickly, efficiently and affordably analyze a huge amount of genetic data and provide more precise and accurate dietary answers for cellular and biochemical dysfunction by discovering the “chinks” in your armor, and how to strengthen them. 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 health 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. Our genetic ancestral dietary history and unique 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.

How the Nutrition Genome Report Can Help You

Since 2013, the Nutrition Genome Report has evolved into the most comprehensive nutrigenomic analysis on the market, used by individuals, MD’s, NMD’s, DO’s, PA, NP’s and Clinical Nutritionists all over the world.

The Nutrition Genome Blog is a great place to start learning how nutrigenomic testing can change your life and everyone in your family. In case you are not familiar with Weston Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, he showed that poor nutrition can alter the genetic expression of healthy populations in just one generation, changing the facial structure, teeth, attractiveness and stature. We also know that we can make changes that reverse degeneration. If you are pregnant or planning on having kids in the future, the Nutrition Genome Report can give you a personal blueprint to help ensure the most positive gene expression during pregnancy, and throughout all of your lives as the report grows with you.

Here are a Few Ways the Nutrition Genome Report Can Help Change your Life


1. The Nutrition Genome Podcast with Alex Swanson and Wellness Mama

alex swanson and wellness mama
I was interviewed by Katie Wells from Wellness Mama to discuss the Nutrition Genome Report, and it is a great introduction to the topic, the testing and explaining many genes in the report.

2. Are You a Worrier or a Warrior? The COMT Gene and Stress Performance

Are you a worrier or a warrier?
The COMT gene is one of the most fascinating ways to understand your stress response, optimal work and school environment for success, and “hacks” to optimize your dopamine levels based on your genotype.

3. Is the Keto Diet Right for You? The answer may be in your genes.

is the keto diet right for you

The Ketogenic diet is one of the most popular diets right now, but many people who have tried it have experienced negative results without understanding why. Here we explain why the Keto diet may not be a fit for you, or if you just need to alter the types of fat you are using.

4. Innovative Breast Cancer Prevention Strategies with DNA-Based Nutrition

how to use the nutrition genome report for breast health

Does breast cancer run in your family? Do you want to understand the best ways to personalize your approach? We show you how to use your genetic results to get results.

5. The Best Exercises for Mental Health with Genetic Testing

How Exercise Changes Mental Health Final Diagram

You have probably thought about how different exercises produce certain physical results, but did you know that it also alters your brain chemistry in varied ways? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, chronic stress, ADHD or a racing mind at night? To my knowledge, this is the most comprehensive analysis that has been done on how each type of exercise affects mental health. We show you how you may be genetically prone to these mental states, but also how you can manipulate the neurotransmitters in your favor in powerful ways with exercise.


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