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.

View this post on Instagram 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… 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.

View this post on Instagram 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… 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.

View this post on Instagram 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,… 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.

View this post on Instagram 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… 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.

View this post on Instagram 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,… 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.

View this post on Instagram 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… Read More ›