Study: Nutrigenomics far outperforms Keto for weight loss.
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#39 – DNA Diets vs. The Microbiome, The Future of Personalized Nutrition, and The Value of Simplicity with Mariette Abrahams, PHD

The personalized nutrition revolution is here, but which factors are most important? Will nutrigenomics shape the future of a personalized approach to food or is the microbiome more important? How can we make sure clinical research takes into account underrepresented communities and people of color?

We discuss all of these topics and more with our guest Mariette Abrahams, RD, PHD. Mariette is the founder of Qina, a platform dedicated to helping consumers and brands better navigate the growing world of personalized nutrition. Mariette is a sought after keynote speaker, consultant, and educator who has her finger on the pulse of what the future of food might look like 10, 20, and even 30 years from now.

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In this episode:

  • Why personalized nutrition goes beyond nutrigenomics [6:100];
  • The latest nutrigenomic studies and why DNA diets outperform Keto [10:30];
  • How important is the microbiome in personalized nutrition [14:00];
  • Is personalized nutrition too expensive? [17:30];
  • The startups Mariette is most impressed by in personalized nutrition [21:00];
  • How can we encourage research that is more inclusive? [26:00];
  • Personalized supplements: is there any science? [36:50];
  • The importance of knowing who is behind the platforms you use [39:00];

John O'Connor

John O'Connor is the founder of Gene Food, a nutrigenomic startup helping people all over the world personalize nutrition. John is the host of the Gene Food Podcast and a health coach trained at Duke's Integrative Medicine Program. Read his full bio here.

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