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What Is Nutrigenomics?

In Episode 2 of the Greenletes Podcast, Natalie chats with nutrition expert Ginger Hultin to learn all about the world of nutrigenomics and how your genes interact with nutrient expression.

This week on the podcast, Natalie interviews Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN from Seattle-based integrative nutrition practice, Champagne Nutrition. Ginger works with her clients to optimize health and wellness, while also emphasizing the importance of balance within nutrition to include the foods you love and still live a healthy life. She specializes in vegetarian and plant-based diets, ketogenic diets, oncology nutrition, supplements, alcohol and health, and nutrigenomics. 

Ginger Hultin headshot

As a nationally recognized media Registered Dietitian and nutrition and health writer, Ginger authored the book Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep in 2020. In addition to all of that, Ginger serves as adjunct clinical faculty at the Bayster Center for Natural Health teaching master’s level nutrition students. 

In this episode

This week, you’ll learn:

  • What is nutrigenomics?
  • How Ginger become interested in this growing field
  • The effect genes play on nutrition and your predisposition to disease 
  • How to use your nutrient-gene interaction information to make dietary and lifestyle choices
  • How athletes can use nutrigenomics to benefit their performance
  • The lifestyle factors that influence your gene expression
  • Genes that can predispose a person to inflammation 
  • Ginger’s outlook on the future of nutrigenomics

Resources

Follow Ginger on social media @champagnenutrition

Visit Ginger’s website or purchase her book The Anti Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep Cookbook (affiliate link).

Anti Inflammatory Diet Meal prep

And don’t forget to follow me @greenletes.   

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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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