Many of you were so intrigued by the concept of “Genetic Eating” in last week’s e-zine, you wanted to know a little bit more about the topic.

Genetic Eating is a new way of seeing how we can affect our body’s ability to use the food we feed it on a daily basis. If we are giving it junk, we end with a faulty circuitry. Our electrical currents don’t work very well; therefore, our bodies and minds malfunction. I know this sounds almost robotic; however, it really is how we are wired in the first place. It’s as though our body is a circuit board and if we are giving it the proper nutrients, good rest, movement, we see the circuit board light up and operating fully. This is called the science of Nutrigenomics—a mouthful I know. This field of study has helped us see how our genes work and how we can make them work better. Since the Human Genome Project completed in 2003, scientific research continues looking for the answers to our genetic individuality. One of the key discoveries is we may in fact have more control over our genes than we ever thought possible and our diet plays a crucial role.

For example, if you eat a high-carbohydrate meal, your insulin spikes and your blood sugar plummets, making you very hungry. This is the reason you crave more carbohydrates (including sugar) and tend to eat more all day long. If you eat a low glycemic load diet like the “Skinny Jeans Diet,” which balances blood sugar levels and keeps insulin levels low, you will often find much higher levels of HDL “good” cholesterol and much lower levels of triglycerides. This type of “genetic eating” actually turns on the good genetic blueprint for healthy cholesterol and blood sugar balance.

So you can change your genes and fit into your jeans, and diet is such a powerful change agent in this regard. More than you ever thought possible. Change your biochemistry and your genes may change as well.

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Author's Bio: 

Monika Klein, B.S., C.N. is an award winning clinical nutritionist and weight loss expert. Monika is the "Compassionate and Practical Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach." Her company, Coaching For Health, offers life transforming weight loss and wellness programs, classes and products throughout the world. To learn more about Monikas services and programs, visit