Eating for Health -Food as Information

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If you want to turn off the genes that lead to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, auto-immune disease etc… and turn on genes that lead to health, the  key is the quality and type of food you eat.  Not necessarily the number of calories you consume or the ratio of protein to fat to carbs in your diet.

agdsaShifting from a nutrient-poor diet to a nutrient-rich diet that is abundant in plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, healthy fats and whole grains improves the expression of hundreds of genes that control insulin function and inflammation. An optimal diet will include healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, omega-3 fats, raw nuts and modest amounts of lean organically raised animal protein. Commonly known as the Mediterranean diet. It is a dies of whole, real, fresh food that has been prepared in a kitchen, not a factory.  This way of eating has been shown to prevent and even reverse diabetes and chronic diseases. It has broad-ranging benefits for our health, and beneficially affects our entire physiology, reducing inflammation, boosting detoxification, balancing hormones,, and providing powerful antioxidant protection – all things that fix the underlying root cause of disease.

The most powerful medicine is what you put on your fork!

Even with the perfect diet, the combination of our depleted soils, the storage and transportation of our food, genetic alterations of our traditional food, and the increased stress and nutritional demands resulting from a toxic environment make it impossible for us to get the vitamins and minerals we need solely from the foods we eat.  Evidence shows that we need supplements to round out our nutritional deficiencies in today’s world.

Science has shown that food talks to our genes and influences their function. Our genes are our liability, but our environment is our destiny.  Meaning, how we bathe our cells in nutrition every day will determine their ultimate function – good or bad. This is called Nutrigenomics. Food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes.

Given the choice, eating from God’s Garden or Man’s Lab, the choice is obvious if good health is your goal.

Dawn Cormier-Hazen ND

 

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