The Strategene information is the best determining gene function test I have found. It shows where the slow genes are, and the dangerous metabolites that can build up. As well as conditions affected by different combinations of methylating genes.
There is a thing called disinhibition when eating. People who see food and eat anything. It doesn’t work for energy, or great digestion or anti-inflammation. Learn what does.
1. Is eating because someone else is, and it is not mealtime.
2. Eating disinhibition is eating because of smell, and you just ate and shouldn’t be hungry.
Calming your hungry gene is the key to maintaining your best weight.
You can learn if you are a low carb or low fat. Your correct “zone” will help you feel best
The food that matches your genetics is the key.
Starting on this at age 46, and having the satisfaction of feeling better, and having my colon work effectively was the impetus to keep going.
12 years later, as I keep fine tuning. My best foods helped me feel full, and kept my colon working effectively. These (I listen to my body) are the things I can not live without, that I include every day or every other day as part of my diet. Fine tuning with the help of the Eat Right 4 Your Type book I used it as a reference, till I had my best foods memorized.
Some people become sticks. I USED TO BE STICK– As a person working to maintain my best weight and health. I made fun of my mother; my husband makes fun of me, and the kids make fun of both of us. I thought I knew everything at 20… AT 45-55 it is another story.
Nothing else made me feel “good”. This was the first thing that actually made me feel better. This was and is another reason to keep going. I eat far more than my husband, and he may be a low fat eater. 2-3 meals per day, no snacks, and about 20% protein, and the rest low glycemic and high fiber vegetables and fruits.
I am 3 meals per day and 2 snacks, with 30% protein. It was so necessary to find my best protein sources, because digestion became increasingly difficult. The intake of highly nutrient dense foods, and combining them effectively, helps so I can maintain my best weight, and best energy. I highly recommend knowing your “Zone”. Knowing what your body needs will help you fine tune your eating too.
Learning which substitutions for nutrition based on your genetics, can help your colon health. Making sure to eat a complete or nearly complete variety of vitamins and adaptogens and nutrients every day, and almost every meal, will help keep your energy lifted. Each meal has to complement the next.
It is almost a knowing of what your body needs next that will keep it running smoothly. Packing in the protein, or the sugars, will throw you off balance, and not create the “well balanced” running machine you need through middle age.
Certain nutrients are mandatory, like quercetins found in onions, and apples, and sulforaphanes found in broccoli. I have a great recipe with onions For Blood Type A and Blood Type O HERE
Knowing I have disinhibition when eating, shows it’s problem, when the children are here, and the family is together for holidays. The food is tempting, and looks so good, it is hard to maintain control, and resist. Yes it is a challenge. Something we must consciously guard against.
And the Strategene information is the best information for determining gene function I have found. It shows where the slow genes are, and the dangerous metabolites that can build up. As well as conditions affected by different combinations of methylating genes.
What is Epigenetics?
Epigenetics refers to the study of heritable changes in gene expression that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. Gene expression can change the way a protein is made, but epigenetic changes affect how genes are turned ‘on’ or ‘off.’
This is important.
The DNA sequenceis what’s tested for on DNA tests such as StrateGene®. These are your ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ genes that you were born with, and they never change. Imagine your genes being like
the blueprint for a building. If the blueprint is complete with no mistakes, the building will be built according to the specs for the use it is needed for. If there are parts missing on the blueprint, the building may end up looking different. RNA are the workers that help to build the building according to the blueprint’s guidelines. RNA binds to the promoter region on DNA and then makes a temporary photocopy of the blueprint to determine which materials they are supposed to make for the building or the enzyme.
You can’t change your blueprint.
If we want to use this same analogy to explain epigenetic mechanisms, imagine a fire going through your building. The ‘fire’ includes all the epigenetic mechanisms such as inflammation brought on by poor dietary choices, infections, environmental toxin exposures, and even chronic stress or over-training. These epigenetic mechanisms have the ability to change gene
expression, which means they can make your genes faster or slower even if your blueprint is perfect. If your blueprint wasn’t perfect to begin with, and your materials were of poor quality, and now you have fire damage, well, you see what we’re getting at.
Constant ‘fires’ will also increase demand for new buildings to be built to replace the damaged ones. RNA now has to work faster to make photocopies of the blueprint to get the process started, and with this urgency comes the increased risk of errors which changes the DNA sequencing and what the building ends up looking like.
While you can’t change your blueprint, you can prevent fires, put out fires, and repair the fires’ damage with the right tools.
Your genes can change their expression depending on your lifestyle, various environmental factors, and the dietary influences that you are exposed to. A particular gene may be affected, or a cluster of genes in a specific biochemical pathway, making the whole pathway ‘dirty.’ These influences are changeable over time, making epigenetic influences a constantly morphing and critical factor in how genes express themselves.