Yesterday when I opened up my custom nutrition plan based on my genetics, I was floored! I’m always looking for tools to optimize diet and supplementation for myself and others, but have never found a single tool to hand people.
The problem is there’s no one right diet for everyone, even within the same household, which can feel frustrating. Some people go on a Paleo diet and feel fantastic, while others feel terrible! Same goes for Keto, Mediterranean, and Vegan. Why is that? Likely genetics.
When I stumbled upon GeneFood I was intrigued that they’ve identified 20 distinct diet types based on genetics. So rather than trial and error with a Keto diet, for example, you could run your genetics and see if you’re better suited for a Lean Machine diet, where butter in your coffee is a bad idea. How cool is that?
I’ve tried so many different ways of eating and learned a ton about what’s best for me through food intolerance testing, trial, and error. But, I’ve never mastered my macros: the ideal ratio of protein, fat, and carbs. For example, a typical ketogenic diet is 70% fat, 20% protein, 10% carbs, versus the standard American diet of 50% carbs, 35% fat, 15% protein.
So I decided to give GeneFood a try and upload my 23andMe genetic data – my kinda FUN!
I learned based on my genetic markers and the most recent research in the field of nutrigenomics, that my genetic type is best suited for a macrobiotic style of eating: whole foods, low fat, mostly plant-based diet, where the vast majority of my protein comes from plants, and the minority comes from fish! So my ideal ratio of macros is 70% carbohydrates, 15% protein, and 15% fat. Wow! My results reconfirmed what I’ve learned through testing, trial, and error.
Are you a little curious to learn your ideal diet based on your genetics?
- Order the Ancestry test from 23andMe
- Upload your 23andMe raw data file at GeneFood
- Discover a nutrition plan built just for you
It’s reassuring to know the way I prefer to eat is ideal for my genetics and I’m excited to optimize the way I eat, yet again.
P.S. Have a friend, family or colleague struggling with their health? Share this post. Learning how to tailor their diet based on their genetics could be their best next step for health!
About the Author: Dr. Sue McCreadie
Sue McCreadie, MD (aka Dr. Sue) is a board-certified pediatric physician and mom of three, with two decades of experience helping thousands of families achieve vibrant health naturally. In her pediatric practice, she helps children achieve health naturally by adapting their diet and lifestyle to optimize their genetics. Since transforming her health through a science-backed nutritional system, she helps moms enjoy vibrant health by customizing the nutritional system to fit their needs and busy lifestyle. www.DrSueMcCreadie.com