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.

Genetics and Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a degenerative condition linked to multiple co-morbidities and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. In… Read More

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Are you Born an Athlete? Peak Time and Caffeine Metabolism

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The Science Behind Genetic Encoding and Endurance Performance

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Athletes: Nutritional Supplementation and its effect on Genetic Expression

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Gene Variations Influencing Inflammation and Injuries in Sport.

Our body’s capacity to endure in a sport and the inflammatory processes that this exercise exerts over it depends on… Read More

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Gene Expression, SNPs, and Injury Recovery

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Licorice Effects and Application

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Berberine: Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

The production of inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress are linked to metabolic derangements that ultimately lead to an elevated risk… Read More

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Genetic Impacts of Estrogen

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Health & Wellness: Genetics and Nutrition Part 3 of 4

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Health & Wellness: Diet and Nutrition Part 2 of 4

Genetic testing has come a long way and we are now able to use it in our clinic. We have… Read More

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Health & Wellness: Genetics and Nutrition Part 1 of 4

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Health & Wellness: Food Responsiveness

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Health & Wellness: Vitamin Metabolism

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The Future of Personalized Medicine in El Paso

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Health & Wellness: Inflammation

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Gluten Sensitivities & Our Genes

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Health & Wellness: DNA Methylation

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The Importance of Folate and Folic Acid

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