Monday, October 19, 2015


What you eat and drink, can affect not only your own health but that of your descendants. A new field of study, ‘Nutrigenomics,’ studies the effect of foods on gene expression. Food ‘talks’ to your genes and they express themselves (activate or turn off) based on those conversations. Foods not only carry information to your genes, but their instructions may increase or decrease your risk for specific diseases. These nutritional signals may affect processes that include cholesterol levels, hormone regulation, aging, and weight fluctuations. Your biological system may respond to processed foods as to foreign invaders rather than as food, which initiates an inflammatory response. This type of chronic inflammation is now a recognized precursor to a variety of serious illnesses. (Adelle Larec, How to Reprogram Your DNA for Optimum Health.

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