Robyn’s Monthly Morsel: Nutrigenomix – Using our DNA to enhance nutrition choices

Pepper SmallNutrigenomix is a DNA test, which utilizes a sample of saliva to determine the bodies’ responses to vitamin C, folate, whole grains, omega-3 fats, saturated fat, sodium and caffeine.

Only RDN’s are able to perform this particular test, which is based on the science of nutrigenomics. I learned about this type of science at the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics meeting in October and decided to try it for myself before offering it to clients.

My results showed an elevated risk to an increase in my triglycerides when my dietary intake of omega-3 fat is low. Omega-3 fats are those found in fatty fish and other foods like chia seeds.

The results also showed an increased risk of high blood pressure with a high intake of sodium. Even though I consume fish regularly and don’t use much salt the results have helped me to become even more careful about these two nutrients.

For example, now every time I eat a yogurt I am sure to add a tablespoon of chia seeds. If you are interested in Nutrigenomix and are already a client we can obtain the results and a personalized nutrition report in a few weeks and add them to your goal list.

Be in touch with me directly to schedule an appointment. If we are not geographically close I can still administer the test through the mail or you can find an RDN near you on the Nutrigenomix website.

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