Our genes provide the blueprint or map for our biochemical processes in our bodies, we now know with the science of epigenetics that we can influence the expression of these genes (turn them on or off) by using our environment wisely. The environmental influences include the food we ingest, exposure to alcohol, caffeine and other substances, as well as exercise and our state of mind. By influencing our genes, we can compensate for a malfunctioning biochemical pathway and change our health and well-being.
Knowledge is power, it does not mean you can’t have some foods or beverages, but knowing your genes gives you the information to make lifestyle choices with a personalised approach that informs you about dietary habits, exercise and nutritional supplements that will enhance your wellbeing. This can be done with a Fitgenes test.