Nutrigenomics: Using DNA data to turn nutrition into functional medicine

One of the foundations of any kind of healing or growth process is optimum nutrition and nutrigenomics is a new area of study into what optimum actually means for a given individual. Without the raw building blocks of life any biological repair process is going to struggle, but how do you begin to understand what is optimum for YOUR own body’s processes without some kind of information about how you are configured inside?

Personal genetic data is now being used to recommend or exclude foods and supplements based on an individuals gene methylation profile. Here’s a quick guide:

23andme.com provides a DNA profile service at a very reasonable price.