Nutrition

PERSONALIZATION #13: GENETICS OF BITTER TASTE- Many different vegetables have a bitter taste. This bitter taste for about 450 different species of edible plants is the result of the presence of sulforaphane and related compounds that form a toxin in the body called isothiocyanate.

PERSONALIZATION #13: GENETICS OF BITTER TASTE- Many different vegetables have a bitter taste. This bitter taste for about 450 different species of edible plants is the result of the presence of sulforaphane and related compounds that form a toxin in… Read More ›

PERSONALIZATION #12: FTO GENE AND OBESITY- While many different gene variants called SNP’s (single nucleotide polymorphisms) in which the genetic code is changed have been associated with obesity, the variants of one gene are most common.

PERSONALIZATION #12: FTO GENE AND OBESITY- While many different gene variants called SNP’s (single nucleotide polymorphisms) in which the genetic code is changed have been associated with obesity, the variants of one gene are most common. One half of the… Read More ›

PERSONALIZATION #10: GENETICS OF CAFFEINE – We all know people who can have a lot of caffeine with no problem. In fact, caffeine is healthy. It stimulates all aspects of mental energy including attention, memory, mood, and thinking ability.

PERSONALIZATION #10: GENETICS OF CAFFEINE – We all know people who can have a lot of caffeine with no problem. In fact, caffeine is healthy. It stimulates all aspects of mental energy including attention, memory, mood, and thinking ability. Caffeine… Read More ›

PERSONALIZATION #6: PRRSONALIZED MUSCLE TYPES – We each have unique body types and shapes based on our genetics, diet, and lifestyle. These different shapes also reflect the different muscle types we have in different parts of our bodies.

PERSONALIZATION #6: PRRSONALIZED MUSCLE TYPES – We each have unique body types and shapes based on our genetics, diet, and lifestyle. These different shapes also reflect the different muscle types we have in different parts of our bodies. There are… Read More ›

PERSONALIZATION #5: GLYCEMIC INDEX PERSONALIZED DIFFERENCES? In the last two posts, I discussed the individual personalized differences in how much blood sugar increased in response to high Glycemic Index foods like colas, soft drinks, cookies, cakes, and pastries.

PERSONALIZATION #5: GLYCEMIC INDEX PERSONALIZED DIFFERENCES? In the last two posts, I discussed the individual personalized differences in how much blood sugar increased in response to high Glycemic Index foods like colas, soft drinks, cookies, cakes, and pastries. Why is… Read More ›

PERSONALIZATION #4: PERSONALIZED RESPONSES TO MANY FOODS- Last time, I discussed a study showing that individual responses of blood sugar to two different breads (whole grain vs. white) were consistent in the same individual over time but different between people.

PERSONALIZATION #4: PERSONALIZED RESPONSES TO MANY FOODS- Last time, I discussed a study showing that individual responses of blood sugar to two different breads (whole grain vs. white) were consistent in the same individual over time but different between people…. Read More ›