Does Your Nutrition Influence Your Genes?

By March 12, 2020Overall Wellness

It’s fairly common knowledge these days – your nutrition affects your health – and should be customized according to your individual needs, tastes, and lifestyle.

Foods can either boost your body with the appropriate nutrients, or they can contribute to the onset of disorders and diseases…

And it’s becoming scientifically evident that the effect is often determined by the expression of your DNA. A developing field of epigenetic research, nutri-epigenetics, focuses on how nutrition regulates your genetics, and the process by which genes are turned on or off by your food and supplementation.

Many new studies suggest that certain foods or supplements may be able to adjust the expression of your genes, potentially influencing your health, for better or worse.


An increasing number of health professionals are incorporating nutri-epigenetics into their practice in order to provide more targeted and individualized treatment plans for their patients. Learning more about the impact of what you eat, especially the potential epigenetic impact it may have on your DNA – the very “code of life” – is just one step on the path to better health.

One of the most recent advancements in nutri-epigenetic testing is thru hair analysis, which allows for a revolutionary approach to personalized nutrition that optimizes body function, performance, and overall well-being.

A non-invasive hair sampling test can examine how the environment has influenced a person’s gene expression, and determines the nutritional requirements of their body.

Ready to learn more about your individual epigenetic risk factors, and the integrative way we test and provide customized nutrition and supplementation support? We invite you to experience our integrative approach, and the variety of cutting-edge therapies and technologies we offer. And we encourage you to check our social media and blog updates for regular wellness inspiration, information, offers and support.

Contributing Author: Jillian Warwick, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Registered Yoga Teacher

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