Five tenets of nutrigenomics:
Under certain circumstances and in some individuals, diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases.Common dietary chemicals can act on the human genome, either directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure.The degree to which diet influences the balance between healthy and disease states may depend on an individual’s genetic makeup.Some diet-regulated genes (and their normal, common variants) are likely to play a role in the onset, incidence, progression, and/or severity of chronic diseases.Dietary intervention based on knowledge of nutritional requirement, nutritional status, and genotype (i.e., “personalized nutrition“) can be used to prevent, mitigate or aid with chronic disease”(UC Davis).
Nutrigenomics Care and MTHFR
Dr. Brooks, DC, CACCP advocates for proper nutrition and early intervention and knows that testing is often the key to wellness, once you know what you are dealing with you can do something to help the body function optimally. Genetics cannot be “fixed” BUT we can support the system when we know where the broken link is and potentially prevent further damage.