Our age is characterized by important developments in the field of science with a focus on the decipherment of human DNA and the use of this information in everyday life. We all know that the relationship between diet and health is straightforward. Our eating and personal habits, under certain conditions, can lead to a range of common diseases, such as cardiovascular, various forms of malignancy, degenerative diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc. This is because the various substances found in food affect the human genome, sometimes altering the expression or structure of genes.
DNA AND GENE
DNA, which is the code of the human body, contains the genetic material and gives us important information about the course of our health. Genes are parts of DNA that, in conjunction with the environment, determine our appearance, our body structure, our personality and behavior, our state of health and often the diseases to which we are vulnerable.
WHAT IS GENE NUTRITION
"Nutrigenomics" - or "Nutritional Genetics", is the science that deals with molecular nutrition and is related to the prevention of various diseases. People with different genes respond differently to foods and their ingredients. It is known that diet affects homeostasis. Nutritional genetics aims on a large scale to identify genes that are related to nutrition and increase the risk of various diseases or help prevent them. It also helps us to understand the various mechanisms behind genetic predisposition. Gene nutrition is the nutrition that is specialized and determined by our personal genotype and is based on the knowledge of the nutritional needs of our body.
IS THERE A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH A CHECK TODAY?
While a few years ago this kind of information belonged to the realm of fantasy, today there are already, in everyday practice, Gene DNA Tests that give us information about the diet that suits us and show the predisposition to common diseases which through proper nutrition and of personal habits (lifestyle) we can prevent (primary prevention).
The value of these Tests in terms of prevention is very important, because everyone can through the appropriate personalized Gene Nutrition to improve the functioning of their body in important areas of health such as:
Metabolism and consequently obesity
The function of the B vitamin complex, something very important and very relevant for all of us,
The body's antioxidant capacity (neutralization of free radicals) and the function of detoxification, therefore anti-aging !!
Significant improvement is observed in people who present with chronic fatigue syndrome, a common phenomenon nowadays, as well as in the field of fitness in people who are involved in sports either professionally or not.
All this is achieved by applying the appropriate personal Gene Nutrition and taking the necessary formulations of vitamins, antioxidants and trace elements that will probably be recommended after the nutritional genetic analysis: that is, in a completely natural way!
It should be emphasized that the control of genes with the Test does not indicate diseases or diseases but the predisposition that each organism has depending on the polymorphisms in the genes that it may present.
The future holds new data on all of these issues, both diagnostic and therapeutic.
We have all realized that in medicine we are in the age of Genes, and the benefits depend on the proper management of the information provided to us.