We have all heard the term â€œyou are what you eat. But how many of us really take that phrase into consideration. It is amazing how true this statement really is. The next chapter will focus on this concept and how it can be used in favor of our health. It will outline the ways your food is used to build and repair the human body. Certain foods, vitamins, minerals, and other molecules in our food affect the phenotypes of our cells. Nutrition and supplementation can be used to regulate someones genes that would be more beneficial to their health. Proper nutrition and supplementation is essential for health and longevity.
In other words, once we have the patients DNA sequenced and know what diet related diseases they are susceptible too, a proper diet can be prepared to help combat these genetic flaws. Pretend for a moment you had the genes that coded for symptoms of high blood pressure. These genes however are turned on and off mainly from the diet and lifestyle of the patient. If a Physician discovers a patient has the high blood pressure gene a proper nutritional and supplementation program can be tailored to combat the signs of high blood pressure from existing. For the first time we can eliminate a large amount of diet related illnesses through proper nutritional programs that relate to the patients DNA.
The following sections will further construct a genetically engineered diet and supplemental programs that will help a patients health all the way down to the cellular level. Food, Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements are very essential in maintaining our bodies and the cells that comprise it. If we can keep our bodies fueled with the proper nutrients we can live a healthier and longer lives.