Approximately 5 years ago, 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 85 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. It does this by utilizing the research on nutrigenomics and epigenomics. 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
Here are digital tri-folds on how the Nutrition Genome Report can help every age and goal. We are especially passionate about helping pregnant women and children because your diet, environment, and life experience has the epigenetic potential to affect up to 4 generations. Click on each image to read it in a larger size.
To find out how to get your Nutrition Genome Report, click here.