I continue to learn about nutrition and how it stimulates health or leads to chronic disease. I recommend nutraceuticals to maximize healthy metabolism instead of waiting for unhealthy metabolism to become a fixed state such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease or cancer… and then require pharmaceuticals.
"Nutrigenomics" is the connection between health, diet and gene expression. Similar to my approach to health care, it respects each person’s individuality and uses the framework of complex interacting systems instead of the mechanistic view of body organs.
Metagenics, is a company devoted to developing nutraceuticals. In collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine, they develop cutting edge nutraceuticals and phytonutrients, demonstrate their effectiveness through clinical studies, and educate clinicians about their science and efficacy.
These are the beliefs that underscore their work, and as you can see, are similar to mine:
- Web-like interconnections of physiological factors - an abundance of research now supports the view that the human body functions as a network of interconnected systems, rather than individual systems functioning autonomously and without effect on each other. For example, we now know that immunological dysfunctions can promote cardiovascular disease that dietary imbalances can cause hormonal disturbances and that environmental exposures can precipitate neurologic syndromes.
- Biochemical individuality describes the importance of individual variations in metabolic function that derive from genetic and environmental differences among individuals.
- Dynamic balance of internal and external factors.
- Health as a positive vitality - not merely the absence of disease.
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