Nutrition and wellness coach Kristen Michaelis, writer and editor of the popular blog Food Renegade, had the opportunity to discuss the topic of genetics, and its relation to nutritional science. In specific, she addresses the topic of epigenetics, which she describes as “the study of how inherited genes are turned on and turned off.” In her article, Michaelis interviews Catherine Shanahan, M.D., author of Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, which dives deeply into the subject.

“I started writing when I became overwhelmed by the amount of medical research that did nothing to explain chronic illnesses, or what to do to actually cure them. I wanted the world to know that there was research to support eating a traditional diet, tons of it,” Dr. Shanahan explains. “…I wanted to incorporate all the amazing things about the inner workings of the human body that could be brought together to tell the story of health and disease simply by understanding how food affects our body at a cellular, even molecular, level.” Read more about this story…

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