Nutrigenetics 101: Eating Right For Your Genes

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“Give up gluten!” “Ditch the dairy!” “Follow the high-protein diet of our Paleo ancestors!” “Go meat-free for better health!” “High-fat diets are the way forward!”

Have you ever wondered why some diets seem to work so well for your friends and family, but leave you feeling bloated, tired, or cause you to gain weight?

Why do some of us thrive on protein-rich diets, while for others, dairy or carbohydrates might provide the key to weight loss, good digestion, or better health?

Could the answers lie not in the present day, but in the distant past?

In this report we dive into evolutionary genetics to shed light on the possibility that it is actually your ancestral gene inheritance which influences whether you reach for the steak, the stilton, or the spaghetti!

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Conveniently download this 62-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.

Available upon individual purchase.

Topics covered in this report:

  1. What’s the hype?
  2. Conflicting information
  3. Let’s talk genes
  4. It’s what is on the inside the counts
  5. Ancient influences
  6. Figure: Timeline of the human diet
  7. A dietary hand-me-down
  8. Lactose intolerance
  9. If I could turn back time
  10. Domestication as the key to success
  11. Dairy perks
  12. The great meat debate
  13. Paleo myths…
  14. It’s not all about the meat
  15. Meat and disease risk
  16. Genetic lag
  17. …and Paleo truths
  18. Coeliac disease
  19. The geographic lottery
  20. Theory or fact?
  21. Map: Coeliac disease worldwide
  22. Gluten positives
  23. Gluten foods for gut health?
  24. Balancing positives and negatives
  25. The vegetarian gene
  26. A plant-based mutation?
  27. Fatty acid absorption
  28. Table: Vegetarian gene around the world
  29. Is personalised advice needed?
  30. What about fat?
  31. The ApoE gene mutation
  32. Protective fat genes
  33. Fatty acid oxidation
  34. Fat can be fatal
  35. Evolutionary relevance
  36. Table: Inherited genes and food interactions (includes 21 nutrient adaptations)
  37. Personalising gene nutrition
  38. The 23andMe service
  39. Learning more from your raw data
  40. Every little helps!
  41. Your key takeaways
  42. Learn more
  43. References and resources


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The-Health-Sciences-Academy-Alejandra-Ruani-small1-right Alex Ruani, Doctoral Researcher, is the Chief Science Educator at The Health Sciences Academy, where her team of accomplished scientists and PhDs are training a new breed of over 100,000 highly-specialised nutrition professionals who are leveraging the latest personalisation strategies to help their clients. She is a Harvard-trained scientist and UCL Doctoral Researcher who is fanatical about equipping health professionals with the latest science-based tools so they can succeed in their practices – from identifying the unique nutrient needs to building highly personalised nutrition programs. Besides investigating and teaching the latest advances in health and nutrition biochemistry, Alex makes it easier to be smarter with her free email updates.

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