I'm thrilled that you're interested in learning more!
You're about to understand your health in a whole new light.
Gene-based, personalized nutrition evolved from the successful completion of the human genome project in 2003 where the entire human genome was sequenced for the very first time. Many of us may recall hearing from then-U.S President, Bill Clinton at the time, "Today, we are learning the language in which God created life". A decade and a half later, we are still unraveling the mystery of what it all means, but we've learned a lot along the way. This knowledge continues to provide scientists with powerful tools to help us understand the genetic factors of human disease, paving the way for new strategies to prevent chronic illness based on genetic predispositions encoded in our DNA.
I've compiled some eye-opening resources to help you understand how new discoveries in human genetics connects to diet, lifestyle and other environmental cues, so that you can better appreciate the science behind the hype. I hope that as you work through some (or all) of these resources, that you take time to imagine the powerful implications that the right foods and lifestyle choices can have on your own healthy longevity.
This assortment of resources is a feast for your mind, so bon appétit!
Books & Audiobooks:
• Ever wondered why someone on exactly the same diet loses weight much faster than you?
• Puzzled about why you crave a sugar fix more than other people seem to?
• Can’t understand why your best friend stresses less than you?
• Can’t work out why some people love taking risks, when you don’t?
The answers are all in our genes. Today, we sit on the threshold of the most far-reaching health revolution of our times — now we can identify some of the key genes that make a huge difference to our individual make-up.
Gene Genius explains the science of DNA and genetic inheritance. This book takes you on a journey through the human genome, shedding light on how your genes influence your mental and physical health and showing how you can plot a clear path to a healthier you.
Leading genetic scientist Dr Margaret Smith along with health writer Sue Williams offer suggestions for how to deal with any problematic genetic inheritance, such as a predisposition to weight gain, mental illness, stress, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, drug or alcohol dependencies and much more.
Their sensible, informed advice reveals how you can transform your health and well-being by working in harmony with your genes and accomplish life-changing results.
Audio CD's: Nutrigenomics - How Food "Talks To Your Genes To Send Messages Of Health Or Disease, by Dr. Mark Hyman
In this easy and all-natural plan, Mark Hyman, MD reveals the secret of using food and other simple tools to turn off messages of disease and weight gain at the cellular level...and turn on messages of health, vitality, and weight loss. By following the science-based principles, you can start to stabilize your blood sugar to reduce your risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes, lose weight without dieting, optimize your metabolism, eliminate silent inflammation, increase energy and vitality, reduce your risk of heart disease, Alzheimers, dementia, diabetes, and cancer, lower bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol, just to name a few. 5 audio CDs.
There are so many excellent studies to choose from that I had quite a difficult time narrowing the field down to just a few to share here! Each of the academic studies recommended below are hyperlinked to the full online version and are completely free of charge.
A Randomized Trial of Genetic Information For Personalized Nutrition. Genes & Nutrition. 2012;7(4):559-566 (Nielsen, D.E., & El-Sohemy, A.)
If the examples above whet your appetite, but still leave you hungry for more, you may want to consider subscribing to the Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics. (Note: subscriptions do come with an annual fee). Or, if your interest has been adequately piqued and you're ready to find out how the science of nutrigenomics can help YOU eat your way to the best health of your life, let's talk!