English: Nutrigenomics flow chart: research, F...

English: Nutrigenomics flow chart: research, Food, Genetics= nutrigenomics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We haven’t spoken about nutrigenomics in a while. What is it? Diet.com says it’s the relationship (study) between dietary factors and our genes. Epigenetics is the study of how the environment affects our genes through techniques such as methylation. These influences turn ON or OFF genes. This can improve our lives or cause illnesses. Nutrigenomics is a classification of what dietary environmental changes effects which genes. Knowing this we can start to predict which foods will cure illness or cause it.