The key to your health lies with the food you eat.

You want to fire up your genes and improve their overall function? Eat well.

It’s just as Dr. Mark Hyman, well-known nutritional expert, says: “Food is the fastest acting and most powerful medicine you can take to change your life. “

When you understand this, you are practicing nutrigenomics. Genes will only operate well, if you instruct them well with good nutrition.

Hyman notes that “the science of nutrigenomics allows us to personalize medicine. Here’s how:

  1. Remove the junk. These are foods that lead to imbalance like a nutrient-poor diet, allergens, infections, and toxins.
  2. Add the good stuff.  This includes “whole foods, nutrients, water, oxygen, light, movement, sleep, relaxation, community, connection, love, meaning, and purpose.”

This simple method treats all diseases in the brain and body because they are one unified system.

Improving the function of your genes, with a nutrient-rich diet, improves how genes control insulin function and obesity. This way of eating has been shown to prevent, and even reverse, diabetes and obesity. It reduces inflammation, detoxifies, balances hormones, and provides protective antioxidants

To make the best impact on your diet, do the following:

  1. No foods with labels. Avoid packaged foods.
  2. Keep it simple. Labeled food should have fewer than five ingredients.
  3. Steer clear  white stuff. Avoid white sugar and white flour.
  4. Dump this lethal sugar. Throw out any food with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). on the label.
  5. Avoid this bad fat. Eliminate foods labeled “hydrogenated.”
  6. Stick to healthy oils. Choose olive oil and coconut oil.
  7. Recognize your ingredients. Throw out food with ingredients you can’t pronounce.
  8. Watch for red flags. Toss foods with “preservatives, additives, coloring, dyes, or MSG.”
  9. Ditch artificial sweeteners. They are low calories foods that still lead to fat.

When in doubt, remember what Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules says: “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.”

Read the full article here: Skip the Pharmacy and Hit the Farmacy for Abundant Health