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Nutritional Genomics

Nutrigenomics & Nutrigenetics

Nutrigenomics, also known as nutritional genomics, is a branch of science which studies the relationship between the human genome, nutrition, and overall health and wellness. According to nutrigenomics, food can affect gene expression, the process by which instructions from a gene are utilized in the biosynthesis of a functional gene product, such as a protein.

Genomics is an interdisciplinary field of biology which focuses on the structure, function, evolution, mapping, and editing of genomes. Nutrigenomics utilizes that information to create a custom dietary program to help improve a person’s overall health and wellness with food.

Nutrigenetics is a branch of science which focuses on how the human body responds to nutrients based on their genetic variation. Due to the differences in people’s DNA, the absorption, transportation, and metabolization, among other functions, of nutrients can be different from one person to the other. People can have similar characteristics based on their genes but these genes are actually not identical. This is what is known as genetic variation.

Understanding Epigenetic Methylation

Methylation in the Human Body   Methylation, commonly referred to as the "one-carbon metabolism", is the transfer or formation of… Read More

May 29, 2019

Principles of Nutrition for Methylation Support

To promote methylation support through diet and lifestyle changes, many healthcare professionals recommend following a diet food plan which is… Read More

May 28, 2019

Diet and Lifestyle Changes for Methylation

While taking supplements can help promote methylation support, many healthcare professionals have become aware of the potential risks these can… Read More

May 24, 2019

Risks of Methylation Supplementation

Benefits of Methylation Support   Many people with health issues associated with genetic SNPs due to abnormal methylation cycles, such… Read More

May 23, 2019

Understanding DNA Methylation Deficits

Health issues associated with methylation deficits have become a well-known clinical problem for many healthcare professionals and patients. Numerous research… Read More

May 22, 2019

Introduction to DNA Methylation Status & Activity

Dr. Alex Jimenez Discusses the Basics of Methylation Status and Activity Methylation is the process of producing and/or developing a… Read More

May 2, 2019

What Foods to Choose to Improve DNA Methylation

Nutrition is a safe and effective way to promote methylation support without the side-effects of supplements and/or that of medicines.… Read More

May 1, 2019

What Not to Eat to Improve DNA Methylation

Dr. Alex Jimenez Discusses What Not to Eat to Improve DNA Methylation Methylation is an important process which promotes a… Read More

April 30, 2019

The Role of Methylation Adaptogens

Dr. Alex Jimenez Discusses the Role of Methylation Adaptogens When we support DNA methylation in the human body with high-dose… Read More

April 29, 2019

What to Eat to Improve DNA Methylation Part 2

Dr. Alex Jimenez Discusses What to Eat to Improve DNA Methylation Methylation is an essential process which happens in every… Read More

April 26, 2019

What to Eat to Improve DNA Methylation Part 1

Dr. Alex Jimenez Discusses What to Eat to Improve DNA Methylation Methylation is a fundamental process which occurs in every… Read More

April 25, 2019

Menu Plans for Methylation Support

As demonstrated in previous articles, research studies have determined that promoting methylation support with nutrition by following a diet food… Read More

April 24, 2019

Nutrition for Methylation Support

Diet Food Plan for Methylation According to research studies, methylation support through nutrition involves using a diet food plan which… Read More

April 23, 2019

Nutraceutical & Medication Interactions for Methylation

Nutraceutical Interactions According to research studies, understanding possible nutraceutical interactions for methylation support with the utilization of long-term supraphysiological supplementation… Read More

April 18, 2019

Exercise for Methylation Support

Dr. Alex Jimenez Discusses Exercise and Methylation A personalized, moderate exercise plan can promote methylation support. According to research studies,… Read More

April 17, 2019

Stress Management for Methylation Support

According to research studies, stress management can promote methylation support. High levels psychological and physiological stress can increase the production… Read More

April 17, 2019

Detoxification for Methylation Support

Dr. Alex Jimenez Discusses How Detox Helps Methylation Reducing our exposure to environmental toxins and promoting biotransformation and elimination are… Read More

April 16, 2019

Methylation Support For Inflammation And Oxidative Stress

Dr. Alex Jimenez Explains How Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Affects Methylation DNA methylation activity is in charge of a variety… Read More

April 15, 2019

The Role Of The Microbiome In DNA Methylation

Dr. Alex Jimenez Discusses Microbiome and Methylation Research studies have demonstrated that our microbiome can help regulate our DNA methylation.… Read More

April 9, 2019

Methylation, Nutrition, And Lifestyle Habits

Dr. Alex Jimenez Explains Methylation, Nutrition & Lifestyle Habits A variety of healthcare professionals recommend full MDL or portions of… Read More

April 5, 2019

Assessment of Methylation Status Part 4

Dr. Alex Jimenez Explains Methylation Status, Inflammation and Oxidative Stress As previously mentioned in the past series of articles, doctors… Read More

April 4, 2019

Assessment of Methylation Status Part 3

Healthcare professionals can use several clinical assessments to examine the methylation status of their patients. But, there is not one… Read More

April 3, 2019
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