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RFF#100 – Your ethnicity may be a clue to your ideal diet

Nutrigenomics—the science that combines nutrition and genetics—is revolutionizing the traditional “one size fits all” approach to nutrition recommendations. Scientists are now discovering the gene variants that cause people to respond differently to the same nutrient. 543 more words


Nutrigenomics: The New Frontier in Homemade Dog Food

Dogs do not need specific foods in their diet. They need specific nutrients in foods to promote better health. We now know that certain chemicals in certain foods turn off or turn on certain genes in cell DNA. 475 more words

Dog Nutrition

The DNA Diet


As of this year, we now also offer DNA testing at Vergelegen Dietitians. We offer 2 different DNA tests at the moment – DNA Diet and DNA Health. 251 more words

Weight Loss

Do Genes Really Play a Role in Your Risk for Obesity?

In recent years, scientists have made great advances in understanding important environmental causes of obesity. Although a person’s risk for obesity is influenced most heavily by behavioral choices, major efforts are now being directed toward assessing the interactions of genes and environment in the obesity epidemic. 1,185 more words

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Canadian Nutrition Society Conference 2014

The Canadian Nutrition Society recently hosted their annual conference in St John’s, Newfoundland. The society brings together academics, clinicians and industry personnel related to food and health. 1,043 more words

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