Paleo, gluten-free, vegan? With so many diets to choose from, how do you know what to eat? Many of us listen to our friends and family for dietary advice. But just because your best friend lost 10 pounds on the "Bulletproof diet" doesn't mean it will work for you, too. When it comes to nutrition, there is no "one size fits all."
Although humans are 99.9 percent identical (Human Genome Project, completed 2003), it is the mysterious 0.1 percent of our DNA which determines "why some people are more susceptible to a particular illness or more likely to be healthy than their neighbor - or even another family member."
To reveal how your body responds responds to different foods and nutrients based on your individual genetic profile, Eating with Integrity offers an innovative, yet simple test created by Nutrigenomix.
In addition to our genome, the human microbiome also plays a role in health. Recent research has shown that healthy, active, lean individuals have greater gut bacteria diversity. On the other hand, a lack of variation in the microbiota is associated with health problems like diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal diseases.
Instead of just assessing your body's composition and lifecycle needs, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) should also consider the state of your microbiome. An RDN trained in functional medicine will always offer a personalized eating plan, full of delicious pre- and pro-biotic-rich foods, to improve your gut flora and your health.
Adair Anderson, the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Eating with Integrity, offers the most personalized nutrition counseling available in the Washington, DC metro area. Work with Adair to figure out which foods are best for your body. Optimize your health by eating with integrity.