What do your genes say about you?
How can you control your epigenetics?
What foods are healthiest for your genetics?
Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics
Your genetic blueprint makes you unique as an individual; however, genetics are not static and unchangeable in the way they are expressed and how they affect your internal environment. Genes can be activated or deactivated by behaviors and environment, such as what you eat and how physically active you are. Choosing what type of food, supplementation, exercise, and even typical social and work environment is healthiest for your individual genome is important for optimal health and wellbeing. This can be read in your epigenome.
Lifestyle factors such as nutrition, behavior, stress, physical activity, social environment. working habits, alcohol or cannabis consumption can all alter how are genes are activated or deactivated, and are able to perform their normal functioning. Certain lifestyle and social choices may be highly impactful for individuals according to the coding of their epigenetics. Lifestyle guidance and advice can be tailored appropriately to suit each individual in maintenance of optimal health.
Epigenomics is the study of the effects of food and nutrients on gene expression, and how genetic variations affect the nutritional environment. This helps determine what specific nutrients or dietary regimes may be best for an individual. Personalized nutrition and dietary plans and recommendations tailored to an individuals particular needs can be helpful to gain the most direct and targeted approach to maintaining optimal health.
What is a Functional Epigenetic appointment like?
A Functional Genetics appointment consists of sitting down with Dr. Leila Doolittle to analyze and discuss your individual genetic expression and to develop with her a functional health plan that creates a lifestyle approach to optimize each particlar genetic variance. The lifestyle plan may involve adding more of certain vegetable types into your diet, taking certain vitamins or supplements that you may have a tendency to be deficient in, adding in certain workout or exercise plans, taking specific strains of probiotics that can influence your genetic expression and production of neurotransmitters and hormones to better balance these systems, etc.
How can you optimize your epigenetic expression?
There are many ways to optimize your particular genetic set of genetic variants. Genetic expression is like a light switch with a dimmer setting. We can increase or decrease the expression via influence of lifestyle, nutritional or microbiome approaches. We develop a functional genomics health plan that may involve adding more of certain vegetable types into your diet, taking certain vitamins or supplements that you may have a tendency to be deficient in, adding in certain workout or exercise plans, taking specific strains of probiotics that can influence your genetic expression and production of neurotransmitters and hormones to better balance these systems, and many more.