An interview with Ruth DeBusk, PhD and author of Genetics: It's Not Just Your Genes, The Nutrition Connection, Herbs as medicine: What you should know, and Integrative Medicine: Your Quick Reference Guide.
Dr. DeBusk’s book, It's Not Just Your Genes! introduces the fascinating world of genomics. Genetic technologies are revolutionizing health care, and in order to take full advantage of the advances emerging from this field, you need to get comfortable with its language and concepts. Today we know that rather than viewing our genetic makeup as a hand of cards that have already been dealt, we have the power to use the information encoded in our genes to help us make informed choices that will maximize our genetic potential. Reading our personal genetic "message" is like having access to a treasure map one that can lead us, in excellent health, into a ripe old age.
· Find out how your lifestyle affects your genes
· Learn about the science and field of nutrigenomics
· Find out about how you can easily do genetic testing and what the results will show you
· Understand how nutrigenomics tests for your potential to illness rather than a specific disease
· Realize that your genes aren’t set in stone
· Find out the benefits of eating cabbage family foods
· Hear how exercise turns on healthy genes
· Learn about why some people are more sensitive to foods, drugs, and the world they live in than other people
Discover how our genes and environment interact to create our health. This is a big step forward in understand why certain diets and supplements work for some people and not others. We are positively and negatively predisposed through our genes to influence of diet, drugs, and environmental influences.
Dr. Ruth DeBusk has a Ph.D. in Nutrition & Food Science and Genetics & Biochemistry. She is Professor of Nutritional and Biochemical Genetics in Tallahassee, Florida. She has almost 40 years of experience in the combined fields of nutrition and genetics. Dr. DeBusk is a genetic researcher, and a registered dietician in private practice working in the areas of genetics and nutrition. Dr. Ruth, as her students fondly called her, is the author of numerous scientific papers and four books, including Genetics: The Nutrition Connection, published by the American Dietetic Association for use in educating health care professionals about the upcoming era of nutritional genomics. She’s a popular speaker, with a passion for educating professional and lay audiences about nutritional genomics.
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN Is the host of the Access to Health Experts interview series. She holds a doctorate and is board certified in Clinical Nutrition, is the author of Digestive Wellness, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She’s the Director of Doctoral Studies at Hawthorn Health and Nutrition Institute, and the nutrition editor for Pilates Style Magazine. Dr. Lipski is the founder of several web-based health information sites including Innovative Healing and Access to Health Experts.
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