Genes, Food, and Your Health
Genes produce proteins, providing the underlying mechanisms for all processes involved in human disease or health. Variations in genes can lead to altered function of the proteins they produce and result in a higher risk for cellular, biochemical and metabolic dysregulation. While exercise, stress and environmental factors can influence gene expression, nothing is more influential on gene behavior than food.
The Genomic Kitchen unites genetic science with the culinary arts in an empowering new system for choosing, preparing and cooking ingredients for optimal long-term health based on a language recognized by your DNA. Here are some essential terms and concepts to get you started on the culinary genomic path.
Culinary Genomics is the revolutionary union of genomics and nutrition science (nutritional genomics) with the culinary arts. It is the art of choosing, preparing and cooking ingredients in a language recognized by your DNA with the goal of reducing the primary causes of chronic disease and accelerated aging. The principles of culinary genomics, a term coined and first used by Amanda Archibald, founder of The Genomic Kitchen, can be used broadly by everyone or individualized to a person’s unique gene “blueprint.”