It seems like every month, a “health guru” claims that a new diet will solve all your problems. It’s “critical to go Keto, cut the fat, eat more fats, low-carb is the law, plant-based is the only way…” As a result, there is much confusion and contradictions about what you should eat or not eat. It gets pretty frustrating! I get it becasue I felt like that at one time, until I discovered the Nutrition Genome test.
Like I always say: Don’t guess and stress—TEST.
Let Food Be Thy Medicine
No one knows you better than your actual genes. Instead of following the diet flavor of the week, eat precisely what your body needs for healing and health. Especially on a breast cancer healing journey, what you eat is critical to how well your body and immune system function. This is why Essential #1: Let Food Be Your Medicine (in my 7 Essentials System®) is a top priority.
Food is the foundation of your health; it fuels your cells and organs. If you ingest toxic food or too much of the wrong food, your health will suffer. You really are what you eat. Therefore, taking a whole-body personalized approach to diet and lifestyle is vital to your journey to a vibrantly healthy life.
The Nutrition Genome Test
Finding the right diet is a delicate matter and could be different at various stages of your life. Fortunately, modern technology can help you figure out a nutritional map that strategically guides your breast cancer healing journey.
The Nutrition Genome is an at-home DNA test kit and comprehensive report that removes the guesswork. It is one of the most advanced nutrigenomic tests available, covering 100 clinically relevant genes for a “whole body” analysis and guide to wellness. This test dives deep and provides clear and actionable results. It was a game-changer in my healing journey. No more stressing at the grocery store about what I should or shouldn’t buy.
The Nutrition Genome also really does provide a “whole body” analysis. Included are 170 health reports that focus on critical, personalized data such as:
- Vitamin requirements
- Heavy metal, toxin, and pesticide sensitivity
- Macronutrient metabolism
- Bacteria, yeast, and parasite sensitivity
- DNA Repair
- Sleep optimization
- Meal timing
- Stress management
- Brain Repair
- And so much more
It’s all connected. Knowing your unique gene’s needs can help tailor a guide to total wellness. From energy levels to hormones and detoxification—your diet and genes can hold the keys to real insight and solutions.
The Nutrition Genome Report
The Nutrition Genome Report shows where you need to epigenetically narrow your choices to increase the probability of success for a sound body and mind. For example, the report provided personalized vitamin insights to concretely know which micronutrients could impact your health most based on your genes.
Your Nutrition Genome Report will also spotlight the unique reaction your body has to dietary and environmental toxins, including mycotoxins (mold metabolites), formaldehyde, xenoestrogens, ethanol, benzene, and more. Their revolutionary genetic testing helps narrow down the toxins you are most sensitive to so that you can be proactive in protection and detoxification from carcinogenic effects. The report can also explain the varied immune responses to certain types of heavy metals, bacteria, yeast, parasites, and viruses and where you need to be more vigilant based on your environment. All of this specific data can help you make informed decisions on how to bolster detoxification.
What is Nutrigenomics?
According to Nutrition Genome: Nutrigenomics is the study of how foods interact with your genes and explains the individual genetic differences that can affect the requirements of vitamins, minerals, and compounds in the foods we eat. Everyone absorbs, metabolizes, and transports chemicals differently based on their genetic makeup; nutrigenomics unlocks this personal blueprint.
What is Epigenetics?
For a deep dive, please read this blog post. Epigenetics is the study of how the world you live in and how you interact with it can influence how your body reads a DNA sequence. In simple terms, your genes aren’t the only thing that determines your health destiny. How you sleep, eat, manage stress, exercise, and enjoy life, all play a massive role in preventing and healing from dis-eases, especially breast cancer. What scientists understand so far is that the genetic “blueprint” you are born with stays basically the same throughout your life. It can be very helpful to discover what kind of genetic weaknesses you may have, in order to know how to best support your body.
For example, if you have a weakness with the MTHFR gene, your body may not methylate or metabolize your estrogens properly. This could be problematic with a breast cancer diagnosis. However, the great news is that you can learn how to support that weakness with specific nutrients.
Your DNA is not your destiny. You DO have control over your genes, and with Nutrition Genome, they are no longer a mystery. However, the test only provides information, not a tailored game plan coordinated with you and your medical team. Working with a Breast Cancer Conqueror Coach will help you to understand your test results and create a personalized approach to conquering breast cancer.
Besides private coaching sessions, we also offer “At Your Own Pace Online programs” as well as a 10 Week Transformation Group Coaching Program. Plus you can always be surrounded by support with a Facebook group, weekly group coaching sessions, monthly sessions with me, and so much more. Your community is here for you every step of the way, so you never have to fear breast cancer again!
Author: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is a Doctor of Chiropractic & has 44 years of experience in the wellness industry. For personalized support, please partner with a trained Breast Cancer Conqueror Coach.