DNA/Genetic testing is currently gaining importance as an integral part of modern science and medicine. Predictive Genetic Testing enables one to identify inherited mutations that may put one at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cancer, etc. Testing also addresses issues with methylation, food/drug sensitivities, obesity, and other metabolic issues. More recent research is using DNA testing results to assist patients to identify optimal diets and skincare.
“The influence of nutrients on food genes expression is called Nutrigenomics, while the heterogeneous response of gene variants to nutrients, dietary components and nutraceuticals is called Nutrigenetics. Genetic variation is known to affect food tolerances among human subpopulations and may also influence dietary requirements. This raises the possibility of individualizing nutritional intake for optimal health and disease prevention on the basis of an individual’s genome. Nutritional Genomics focuses on the interaction between bioactive food components and the genome, which includes Nutrigenetics.“www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481686/
DNA Testing aims to identify genetic susceptibility to diseases and the ways in which very small difference in our genes can alter the effects that nutrient intake has on the body. Nutrigenomics investigates how certain foods interact with our genes to affect our health.
It is recommended that people find the nutrients that can work for them most effectively. This will help determine the specifically required nutrients by their bodies and find out what works for each genetic type. Your genetic information can be your best ally when planning your diet and achieving your goals.