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Figuring It Out

Jul 4, 2019

Have you ever wondered why the diets that works for me don’t work for you? Or why you try the paleo, keto, fasting, atkins, whatever diet and you don’t see the results like your friend did? 


Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy and I are talking about nutrigenomics. 


Nutrigenomics helps us understand how our genes and what we eat interact or the branch of genetic research of how foods affect our genes and in turn genetic variations affect how we react to nutrients in food. 


AKA your genes may be causing your lactose intolerance! 


Dr. El-Sohemy is the Founder of Nutrigenomix Inc. that offers tests on how genes impact weight loss & body composition, nutrient metabolism, heart health, performance, fertility, food intolerances, and eating habits. He serves as the President and Chief Scientific Officer. He also serves as Chair of Nutrigenomix’s International Science Advisory Board (SAB), which consists of key opinion leaders in the field of nutrigenomics. Dr. El-Sohemy obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is currently a Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics at the University of Toronto. Dr. El-Sohemy has published in the top scientific and medical journals with more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and has given more than 200 invited talks around the world. He is on the editorial board of 8 journals, and has served as an expert reviewer for more than 30 different scientific and medical journals and 12 research granting agencies. He has been a member of international expert advisory panels and scientific advisory boards of several organizations.


We also discuss:

  • What the heck our genes even are!?
  • How to tell the difference between food allergies and chronic disease.
  • The gene that tells you if a high protein diet is right for you.
  • Why a food first approach is so important.
  • How your family history may affect what is best for you.
  • And how we can lead healthier lives by optimizing nutrition.