Transformation Focused on You
It’s easy to neglect yourself and lose sight of the effect that our lifestyle choices have on your health, quality of life and longevity. In fact, 90-95% of all chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle choices and can actually be prevented. Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based practice of helping individuals adopt and sustain healthy behaviors to improve their health and quality of life.
Perhaps nothing is more impactful to your health than your nutrition. There are some science-based nutritional strategies that everyone can apply to their health. These include focusing on a whole food, primarily plant-based diet, eliminating processed foods and refined sugars, and maintaining healthy micronutrient levels.
But it’s important to understand that there’s no perfect diet that works for everyone. We’re all genetically wired to respond differently to food. Different diets will affect each of us in different ways and there is a science behind how we respond to food. This is the fascinating field of nutrigenomics.
Nutrigenomics Consultation with DNA Testing
Nutrigenomics is an exciting and revolutionary field in nutrition that focuses on your genetics and how you respond to macronutrients, vitamins, minerals and other compounds in the food you eat. We all metabolize food differently based on our genetic makeup, and nutrigenomics helps you.
What is nutrigenomic testing and how does it benefit me?
Nutrigenomic testing is an evaluation of specific genetic markers to generate personalized nutrition recommendations. You get a detailed nutrition profile that will help you determine the perfect ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats for your body. Studies have shown that people are more inclined to commit to nutritional and other health recommendations when it is based on their specific genetic make-up.
DNA Testing can provide a baseline for precision-based nutrition recommendations, but it’s important to understand that without proper interpretation, the data can be meaningless. Dr. Gapin and his team of epigenetic human performance coaches can interpret your genetic data and provide a customized, comprehensive nutrition plan that will help you get back on track.
Good quality sleep is critically important for it’s restorative effect. Both quantity and quality are vital. Sleep deprivation can lead to 50% reduced testosterone levels as well as increased risk for chronic disease such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation or Alzheimer’s disease. Your genetics guide a personalized approach to lifestyle behaviors that can help optimize your sleep.
There are so many factors in your daily life that are linked to stress. Financial concerns, health issues especially surrounding the COVID pandemic, work/life balance, and relationship struggles are just a few of the stressors men experience. And men often experience profound underlying physiologic stress without even being aware that they are stressed at all. Men need to become resilient to stress, rise above stress, and recognize that stress can actually be empowering if framed in the proper perspective. This is a part of how personalized lifestyle medicine upgrades men’s health.
To live a long and healthy life, you need to incorporate routine exercise into your daily life. This is a non-negotiable! It’s important for men to implement a balanced program of strength training, interval training and endurance exercise. But as men age, it’s also critical that they also focus on core strength exercises and stretching to provide stability and reduce injuries. Your unique genetic profile can help you understand exactly which exercises are the most beneficial for your body.
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