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Nutrigenomics

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Nutrigenomics is a new science of how your genes interact with nutrients. It is the study of how DNA and your genetic code affect your need for certain nutrients and helps to maintain optimal health throughout our life. So it examines how food affects your genes. The type of diet you eat can turn certain genes on or off. Think of the next time you eat you are actually talking to your genes.

Many brain disorders are caused by the imbalance in our lives. Poor diet—sugar, trans fat, food allergens, toxins; Stress; and, Lack of exercise may cause brain disorder. These conditions create inflammation which causes the body to react in different ways.

Sensitivity to gluten or dairy or nutritional deficiencies could lead to ADHD, depression, dementia and other ailments. Prepackaged food, processed, altered, hybridized foods like high fructose corn syrup, trans-fat, food additives and pesticides in food harm the brain.

For more information on this subject check out the May issue of Twin Cities Naturally with Dr. Mark Hyman’s interview.