Happy Nutrition Month! For the month of March I will be educating on all aspects of nutrition, the myths to look out for, delicious nutrition packed recipes and introduce health professionals that have paved the way for present nutrition knowledge. Hippocrates says it so perfectly:“Our food should be our medicine, and our medicine be our food”A fact that everyone should be aware of is that every person is unique, due to their DNA make-up or genes. Different variations of genes will react to nutrients in a different way. Multiple studies have come out saying caffeine is good for you, but many others have said the opposite. This may have to do with the sample groups genes and their reaction with caffeine. One variation will metabolize caffeine well and the other variation will not, causing issues in the body. How are you supposed to know what foods are truly healthy and beneficial to your body and which aren’t?
Due to new advances in science you can now gain a deeper insight into your your particular genes and how they react with and metabolize specific nutrients. Nutrigenomix is a Toronto based biotechnology company dedicated to researching human DNA and the relationship to nutrition. Below is an excerpt from nutrigenomix.com to get you a little familiar with their product:Nutrigenomix is a University of Toronto start-up biotechnology company that is dedicated to empowering healthcare professionals and their clients with comprehensive, reliable, genomic information with the ultimate goal of improving health through personalized nutrition. Our Nutrigenomix® test kit enables healthcare professionals to counsel their clients according to their unique genetic profile. Our service includes the saliva collection kits, genotyping at our CAP and CLIA accredited lab, and customized reports based on cutting-edge research and stringent standards of scientific evidence.The Nutrigenomix test is non-invasive – a simple saliva test that is sent to the lab and comes back as a personalized nutrition profile report. Only health care practitioners can review the report, so you will be receiving the most accurate information. As the nutritionist at Health Bound Network I run the tests at both clinics. For more information please call your desired location to book an appointment! Your healthy is in your own hands, and with this genetic information there is nothing stopping you from focusing on becoming the healthiest you!