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Nutrition And Its Strong Link With Genetics

By Miriam Bello | Tue, 07/19/2022 - 11:46

Q: How does nutriADN’s nutrition area play a pivotal role in the outcome the company expects to see in each patient?

A: Traditionally, nutrition had only been valued for its role in helping patients diet and lose weight but it can play an important role in various ailments. Through genetic and functional medicine testing, nutriADN applies precision medicine, creating personalized lifestyle treatments for each patient and creating true health for each one of them.

nutriADN’s prevention area uses an advanced genetic test to identify the lifestyle that would most benefit each individual.

This test identifies genes that determine which eating style is best for you, be it a low-carb or a balanced diet. Patients can learn which sports activities best align with their body's natural preferences. We use this information to put together personalized recommendations to create a lifetime of optimal health.

Our clinical health area focuses on hormonal and digestive health issues. It relies on scientific evidence to determine the appropriate approach to take with each patient.

Q: As a specialist in women’s health, how has the hormonal balance test helped to treat specific diseases, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

A: It is common for patients to resort to a hormonal test when they are already having some physical symptoms of PCOS, such as hair loss, acne or irregular periods. The hormone balance test gives us a complete map of the patient’s hormones, allowing us to identify what is causing the physical symptoms. This urine test result is more accurate than a blood test and gives us a precise, predictive and preventive diagnosis for future pathologies.

We promote this new model of medicine called the 4 Ps of medicine: personalized, predictive, preventive and participatory medicine. In this model, each patient enters a six-month program in which they have consultations every two or three weeks with our nutrition team.

During this process, patients make changes in their eating habits, sleeping patterns and physical activity, achieving hormonal balance again. It is crucial for us to empower our patients to see this lifestyle change as a long-term change, not just a 6-month diet approach.

Q: As awareness of health prevention expands, how are nutritionists influencing daily lifestyles?

A: We now know that nutrition plays a crucial role in the creation of health or disease.

Food is not only calories; it has the power to reverse ailments and create vitality, energy and wellness. This new model of care and integration is known as functional nutrition and it is emerging all around the globe.

Functional nutrition is a model of medicine that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease and treating it through nutrition and lifestyle. This model of care is transforming what true health means to all of us and what successful treatment looks like.

 

nutriADN offers preventive and personalized solutions tailored to individual genetic profiles. It integrates genetics, nutrition, exercise and functional medicine to optimize one’s health.

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Miriam Bello Miriam Bello Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst