nutrigenomics, flow chart, diet, genes, disease

nutrigenomics, flow chart, diet, genes, disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isotonix published an article titled, “The Importance of Customized Nutrition gets the Spotlight” by Archele Moore. In this article he discusses how genes are linked to our health. Our genes encode to proteins that do the work of our bodies like how well we can metabolize food, how effectively we detoxify harmful substances and how we respond to environmental conditions. He provides a great quote

“A statistical genetic risk to a disease or condition does not mean that you will express the disease or condition… It is an important starting point, but then the freedom and responsibility is to choose your way; to choose the right diet and optimized lifestyle for your genetic pre-disposition.” – Professor Michael Müller, Scientific Director, Netherlands Nutrigenomics Centre at Wageningen University