We are what we eat is very well known , however few people know that food is intimately connected to our genetics , in-fact the new field of Nutrigenetics is based on the research that food choices made according to our genetic profile can go a long way towards making us healthy and reducing the disease risk .
What is Nutrigenetics ?
This is the emerging science of assessing one’s genetic profile to know what are the kinds of diseases we are at risk of getting due to a genetic susceptibility and how we can change that by proactively changing our diet and lifestyle
Health is in our hands and now with the science of genetic mapping one can study how food affects a person’s genes and how a person’s genes affect the way the body responds to food.
Nutrigenetics is used to learn more about how genes and diet together may affect a person’s health and risk of developing diseases, such as cancer. It may also help find new ways to prevent and treat disease.
To give an example of how knowing about your gene can help you make better choices , let us take a simple example of food intolerances . Many people are mildly intolerant to some foods , which may not show up as a full blown allergy , but as a mild form of indigestion ( this is a very common problem , which is evident from the high sales of digestive aids and antacids ! ) A person who is consuming foods which he or she is intolerant to will slowly hurt his tissue functionality , besides affecting his / her digestion ,metabolism ,performance and may show up as a deterioration in skin , hair and overall health .
To use the power of nutrigenetics science , it is now very simple and convenient to do in few steps
Step 1 – Register for a Genetic Test
Step 2- The small , self-assessment Kit will come home . It is a simple non-invasive method by which one takes a buccal swab ( just rotate the cotton swab in your mouth around the inner cheek and your sample is ready ! )
Step 3 – Courier it to the Lab
Step 4 – After few weeks you get the detailed Genetic report
Step 5 -Consult with a certified Nutrition Coach who will design the Nutrition and health plan for you
Step 6- You can choose to do it by yourself or take the assistance of the Health coach to support you in your health transformation Journey