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Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics are growing fields in the health and wellness industry.  This has made MTHFR, COMT and methylation buzz words in many circles.  Understanding your genes and measuring their expression empowers you to make real changes to your health.

 

Nutrigenomics or Nutritional Genomics look at the relationship between the genes you are born with and how your lifestyle, diet and environment influences their expression.

 

GENETICS LOAD THE GUN, BUT ENVIRONMENT PULLS THE TRIGGER

 

This is an important concept because so many people focus on their genetic polymorphisms.  First of all, a genetic polymorphism is NOT a defect.  It is an evolutionary adaptive mechanism that the body use as compensation.

We have to look more at the switching ‘on’ and ‘off’ of genes which are predominantly regulated by environment, diet, lifestyle and stress factors.

So, it is about focusing on the things you can change rather than the things you can not.

Elizma Lambert

Naturopath | Homeopath