Feed Your Genes Right: Eat to Turn Off Disease-Causing Genes and Slow Down Aging

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In Feed Your Genes Right, renowned nutrition expert Jack Challem translates the hugely exciting science of nutrigenomics—which explores the link between nutrition and our own DNA—into practical eating plans and nutritional supplement recommendations for maximizing one's genetic inheritance, slowing the aging process, and reducing the chances of disease. After describing how food and nutrients can help repair flawed or damaged genes, Challem offers specific plans—complete with delicious carb-smart recipes—that ...

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In Feed Your Genes Right, renowned nutrition expert Jack Challem translates the hugely exciting science of nutrigenomics—which explores the link between nutrition and our own DNA—into practical eating plans and nutritional supplement recommendations for maximizing one's genetic inheritance, slowing the aging process, and reducing the chances of disease. After describing how food and nutrients can help repair flawed or damaged genes, Challem offers specific plans—complete with delicious carb-smart recipes—that target two dozen common or inherited diseases and conditions, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, fatigue, gluten intolerance, heart disease, and obesity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471479864
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/11/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

JACK CHALLEM, known as The Nutrition Reporter, publishes a health newsletter by the same name and is a contributing editor to Alternative Medicine, Body & Soul, and Let's Live magazines. He is the lead author of the bestselling Syndrome X and author of The Inflammation Syndrome.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Part I The Nutrition-Gene Connection 1
1 Your Genes Depend on Good Nutrition 3
2 DNA Damage, Aging, and Disease 11
3 Conflicts between Ancient Genes and Modern Foods 27
Part II Gene-Enhancing Nutritional Supplements 39
4 Nutrients That Enhance Energy and Prevent DNA Damage 41
5 Nutrients That Make and Repair DNA 57
6 Nutrients That Protect DNA from Damage 68
Part III Gene-Enhancing Eating Plans 91
7 Dietary Guidelines for Feeding Your Genes Right 93
8 Recipes, Menu Plans, and Guidelines for Eating Out 117
Part IV Nutrition Plans for Protecting and Enhancing Your Genes 139
9 Stress, Genes, and Nutrition 141
10 Nutritional Recommendations for Specific Diseases, A to Z 153
Afterword 209
Appendix A Genetic and Nutrition Testing 211
Appendix B Resources for Supplements, Food, and Additional Information 217
Selected References 225
Index 243
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