Optimize your Diet for Wellness and Health with Nutrigenomics!

Are you looking for a way to promote your overall health and wellness? Your diet is a great place to start. Through the science of nutrigenomics, our team of physicians can assess the unique way that your body interacts with nutrients and formulate a diet plan for you that best promotes both your present and future health.

Located in both Charleston, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Better Life is committed to helping patients understand more about their bodies so they can better lead happier, healthier lives. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment, or to learn more about our age management programs for both men and women.

What is Nutrigenomics?

Nutrigenomics is an emerging field of scientific study that assesses the complex interaction between nutrition and genetics. By understanding both the different ways that people’s bodies respond to nutrients and the different ways these nutrients can affect genetic code, physicians can form individualized, comprehensive diet plans that promote the overall wellness of their patients.

Lactose intolerance is one of the most classic examples of the way a person’s genetic makeup can influence how their body responds to nutrients. While some people can digest dairy products with no problems, others cannot without experiencing severe discomfort. This is caused by a difference in genetic code that affects how that individual responds to lactose.

While it may seem obvious that a person’s genetic code can affect the way they absorb nutrients, the nutrients a person consumes can actually shape their genetic code. For example, folate, a compound produced by folic acid, is needed by the body to properly replicate DNA. Without folic acid, the proper replication of DNA can be disrupted. Because of this, people deficient in folic acid can be at an increased risk of developing cancer. Folic acid, the amino acid that produces folate, can be found in a variety of green vegetables, so consuming these can decrease your chances of developing cancer or other genetic conditions. 

How can Nutrigenomics Benefit You?

A nutrigenomic evaluation begins with a detailed genetic test that examines the way that a variety of different nutrients interact with and affect thousands of your genes. Using this information, our medical staff can create a detailed nutrition plan that is tailored to the way your body interacts with a broad range of nutrients.

Following this nutrition plan won’t just increase your energy levels, focus, and overall well-being — it can actually prolong your life. Because nutrients can shape genetic code, the consumption of specific nutrients can turn on health enhancing genes that help prevent conditions like cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and malnutrition from developing.

If you’re interested in feeling the benefits of this fantastic new branch of science, contact Better Life today to schedule a consultation appointment with our medical experts.

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