Eating Right for Your Genes – Mary Bamford, RD, Explains Which Foods to Eat for Your Genetic Type
Toronto ON: We’ve all heard of Eating right for your blood type, the famous low carb and other fad diets, but nothing compares to genetics. Our genes provide the blueprint for our body and once we understand them we can start to understand exactly what our bodies need to lose weight and live healthy through a complete lifestyle solution combining Nutrition, Exercise and Behavioral Wellbeing.
Newtopia, a Toronto based personalized health platform, recently recognized and funded by the government of Canada, puts together weight loss and healthy living programs based on your genes. Newtopia’s genetic test was developed by world leading Canadian Geneticist & one of the top ten obesity researchers in the world – Dr. Louis Perusse, PhD of Laval University. Dr. Perusse has been working on the Human Genome Project for the past 15 years and specifically working on genes that control our weight. After reviewing hundreds of genes associated with weight, Dr.Perusse and his team identified the three most important based on scientific testing. Newtopia then worked with a team of leading experts to create personalized plans based on these genes, combining of Nutrition, Exercise and Wellbeing for long term results.
In this release we will focus on the nutritional aspect as developed by Newtopia’s expert Registered Dietitian & Holistic Nutritionist: Mary Bamford, BSc, RD, MBA, Director of Nutrition.
The three genes that Newtopia analyzes are:
1. Body Fat Gene: The Fat Mass and Obesity-Associated gene is associated with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity. Food which is recommended for this gene variant include:
a. Carbohydrate foods that have a low glycemic index such as 100% whole grains, legumes and pulses, sweet potato, green leafy vegetables
b. Eating a food rich in protein when you eat a carbohydrate—be sure to have some chicken or fish with your whole grain pasta or brown rice
2. Appetite Gene: Which is found in regions of the brain involved in the regulation of your appetite. This gene is also responsible for sending signals from your brain to your stomach when you are eating, letting you know you are full. Food which is recommended for this gene variant include:
a. Lower fat milk, yogurts, cheeses
b. Extra lean and lean meats such as fish, seafood, skinless chicken breast, turkey, pork tenderloin
c. For a special dessert choose a luscious fruit sorbet with a garnish or chocolate or nuts rather than a premium ice cream
3. Eating Behaviour Gene: This gene regulates dopamine in the brain. Dopamine, also known as the pleasure molecule, is the primary chemical messenger of reward in the brain. Dopamine plays a role in a broad range of addictive behaviours, including food-related behaviours such as compulsive eating. Food which is recommended for this gene variant include:
a. Homemade foods made with less sugar, salt and fat than packaged or prepared foods or restaurant foods
b. Foods the don’t trigger you to eat when you are not physically hungry
c. Make a date with a friend to go to out to make a special date to enjoy treat foods and beverages rather than keep them in your home.
To book an interview with Mary Bamford, RD or one of our Geneticists please contact:
Chris Binet, Publicist. BCommunications
Tel: (416) 907-0977
Newtopia is a personalized health coaching company dedicated to sustainable weight loss and healthy living solutions. The company offers weight loss and healthy living programs that are designed for you and made to last. Newtopia’s programs and products are guideline and evidence based and available online to individuals across Canada and the United States www.newtopia.com
Newtopia’s Expert lifestyle team:
Registered Dietitian & Holistic Nutritionist: Mary Bamford, BSc, RD, MBA, Director of Nutrition.
Exercise Physiologist: Natasha Vani, BSc, MSc, ND, Director of Physical Activity.
Clinical Psychologist: Karyn Hood, PhD, C. Psych, Director of Psychology.
Clinical Pharmacologist and Naturopathic Doctor: Jean-Jacques Dugoua, ND, HBSc, PhD, Director of Clinical Pharmacology and Naturopathic Medicine.
Genetics: Louis Perusse, PhD, Director of Genetics and Gilles Lapointe, PhD, Co-Director of Genetics.