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The field of nutritional science is well known for being one of the most rapidly-changing areas of research today. It sometimes seems like we’ve barely got one guideline down before the experts are promoting its opposite. With such a fast pace of change, wouldn’t it be nice if we could find out what food trends will be taking the media by storm — tomorrow? Maybe we can! In this intriguing new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes a peek into future and explores 4 of the most promising new ideas in nutrition. Tune in now to find out which trends to watch if you want to be on the cutting edge of these exciting new developments!
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Greetings friends, this is Marc David, founder of the Institute for the psychology of eating
Today’s topic is one that I’m excited to share with you about –
The Future of Nutrition: 4 Important Trends
As much as I try to live in the here and now, I love the future. I love futurizing, and looking into my crystal ball to see what might be unfolding in the years and decades to come. Of course, such forecasting is essential in financial planning, raising a family, education, technology, science, politics, you name it.
But we don’t always seem to look into the future when it comes to nutrition.
That’s why I’m excited to share with you what I consider five of the most important trends that are already happening in the field today, and that scientists and clinicians will be focusing on for a while to come. I’m interested in you getting a jump start on things. I’m interested in each one of us knowing the inside story right now, so we can begin to put some of the excitement that’s happening in nutrition research to good use. In no particular order, here are 4 exciting trends I’d love for you to know about:
Trend #1 – Epigenetics
It can be argued that the discoveries and the explosions that are happening in the field of epigenetics might be the most important scientific work in health and nutrition in this century. Epigenetics is the study of how DNA and genetic expression can be changed without any alterations in the DNA gene sequences themselves, but by extra-genetic factors that impact what the gene does and how it expresses.
Epigenetics means on top of, around, or outside the gene. In the simplest of terms, we’ve all been taught in our earliest science classes that our gene expression never changes. If you have brown eyes, you have brown eyes. If you’re a male, or female, then that’s what you are, end of story. And indeed, there are certain genetic expressions that will last in us forever.
However, we might have genes for alcoholism, genes for breast cancer, genes for brain disease – and yet epigenetics says that it’s environmental factors that will influence whether such genes are turned on or off. This is a groundbreaking understanding. It’s a major game changer. Genetics loads the gun, but environment pulls the trigger. And when I say environment, I mean the foods you eat, the air you breathe, the water you drink, the thoughts you think, the exercise you do, and the lifestyle you lead. It means your level of stress or relaxation, and it could mean the specific supplements or herbs that you take – all of which can influence whether a gene is turned on or off.
The beauty here is that this puts the power into our own hands when it comes to health and good nutrition like never before.
We’re discovering that things like turmeric, essential fats, B vitamins, stress, and all sorts of toxic chemicals and substances can literally switch genes on and off. Scientists have even noted such genetic changes that can happen quickly – simply when someone meditates.
Genetics is no longer destiny. It’s a co-creative process. There’s a vast amount of research happening right now behind the scenes to learn about what foods and what substances turn on and off which particular genes.
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