Epigenetics is the study of changes in organisms. These changes are caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.
What does this mean exactly? The epigenome dynamically responds to the environment. Stress, diet, behavior, toxins, and other factors regulate gene expression.
As an organism grows and develops, carefully orchestrated chemical reactions activate and deactivate parts of the genome. this occurs at strategic times and in specific locations. Epigenetics is the study of these chemical reactions and the factors that influence them.
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Biological change and what we eat, our nutrition our food. The right food turns on the right genes. These in turn create biological signals that create health. The wrong foods turn on genes that cause disease and create biological chaos.
Recent discoveries in the field of genomics, epigenetics and nutrigenomics provide a new paradigm for understanding how to treat disease. This is an exciting time for pushing functional healthcare boundaries.
Your body is a system, an ecosystem where everything is connected. When that system is out of balance, diseases arises.
Disease goes away as a side effect of getting healthy. You do not have to treat the symptoms. Treat the cause and the symptoms vanish. Treat the system.
Nutrigenomics teaches us how to prevent, treat and reverse almost every chronic illness. Chronic disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, allergies, asthma, IBS, reflux, migraines, acne, low sex drive, fatigue and more.
Aging and nutrition
Our chromosomes are shortening. This inevitably happens over time. We can accompany this sign of aging by eating a whole-foods, personalised diet. Telomeres are the little end caps on your chromosomes. Telomeres get shorter as we age. Eating real food lengthens them. There is no drug or any intervention other than food that has ever been shown to stop or reverse this. This inexorable shortening of chromosomes is lowering our quality of life.