What the “bleep” is Nutrigenomics?

It is now accepted that a person’s state-of-health arises from the dynamic interaction of environmental factors with his or her genetic uniqueness. These factors can positively or negatively impact the extent to which people will realize their genetic potential.

Nutrition & Healthy Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics
It has been demonstrated that nutritional factors have a major influence on healthy gene expression (genomics), protein synthesis (proteomics), and metabolism (metabolomics), as pictured below. As a result, a new patient-centered health care is emerging that will rely upon nutrition and other modifiable lifestyle factors to help people achieve optimal genetic expression.

The Future is here

The specific fields of genome health nutrigenomics and genome health nutrigenetics are emerging as important new research areas because it is becoming increasingly evident that (a) damage to genome is the most fundamental disease; (b) risk for developmental and degenerative disease increases with DNA damage which in turn is dependent on nutritional status and (c) optimal dietary intake and tissue concentration of micronutrients for prevention of genome damage is dependent on genetic polymorphisms that alter function of genes involved directly or indirectly in uptake and metabolism of micronutrients and those genes required for DNA repair and DNA replication.

Development of dietary patterns, functional foods and supplements that are designed to improve genome health maintenance in humans with specific genetic backgrounds may provide an important contribution to a new optimum health strategy based on the diagnosis and individualised nutritional prevention of genome instability.

The most exciting thing is that we can now purchase Nutrigenomic based nutritional products that are specifically formulated for Anti-Aging. If you are interested in more information about this, review the AM/PM product information on www.youthspring.com.au

For a little light relief on what can be a very scientific topic Matt Barnett singing the Epigenome Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_YKiXI7l9c&feature=related


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