What is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics is a new scientific discipline that uses modern genomics technology to study the relationship between genes, nutrition and health. It has long been apparent that some people respond differently from others to certain foods. For example, individuals with lactose intolerance experience gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming certain dairy products, while other individuals can consume dairy with no problems. Nutrigenomics allows us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.
What We Do
If we knew that our genetics played a significant role in how we respond to the foods we eat, wouldn’t this genetic information be crucial to provide the most effective nutritional advice? Well, thanks to the advancement in Nutritional Sciences, we now know that our genes play an important role in how our nutrition affects our health.
We provide a personalized dietary consultations by incorporating the science of Nutrigenomics and using key genetic information to determine how you respond to your diet and understand what changes you could make to improve your overall long-term health.
How We Do It
Using a saliva sample, the Nutrigenomix Test helps us optimize your diet to your genes in order to reduce your risk of certain health conditions and diseases. Each gene tested is significantly involved in the way your body processes or metabolizes a certain nutrient or dietary component. With that information, we know which foods and nutrients your body needs more – or less – of to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.