In response to a growing demand
The Institute for Nutrigenomic Medicine was founded in response to an urgent need for graduate education programmes on the practical application of the principles of Nutrigenomics within a clinical environment.
The Institute’s programmes focus on the most essential elements of what is otherwise a complex sub-specialty of Nutrition Science, simplified by utilising a streamlined approach to learning.
Targeting the cellular origins of disease
In an era where technological innovation is highlighting the successes of modern medicine, the current model has arguably failed to resolve society’s most prevalent and distressing diseases. A plethora of pharmaceuticals targets the symptoms of disease but seldom does it target the resolution of disease at the most fundamental cellular level.
When a clinician views disease as aberrations of cellular biochemistry, underpinned by the individual’s unique genetics, the therapy must include various lifestyle factors that influence the expression of those genes that promote repair and recovery.
Restoring confidence in food as medicine
A large body of epidemiological evidence endorses the value of food in human health, especially in the context of whole, unprocessed foods consumed within a diverse diet, balanced for macronutrients and rich in micronutrients, phytochemicals and accessory nutrients.
Nutrigenomic Medicine aims to provide educational programmes that focus on the mechanisms by which specific nutrigenomically-active food molecules contribute to cellular homeostasis.
When the function of individual cell types is optimised, tissues, organs and systems are likely to respond similarly. Nutrigenomic Medicine highlights the transcription factors and related signalling pathways that can be beneficially harnessed for the prevention and treatment of disease.
Our vision looks to a future where clinicians have adopted the principles of Nutrigenomics as the foundation for their clinical prescriptions.
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