It's Not Just Your Genes!
Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD & Yael Joffe, RD: It's Not Just Your Genes! introduces you to the fascinating world of
genomics. Genetic technologies are revolutionizing health care, and in
order to take full advantage of the advances emerging from this field,
you need to get comfortable with its language and concepts. Today we
know that rather than viewing our genetic makeup as a hand of cards that
have already been dealt, we have the power to use the information
encoded in our genes to help us make informed choices that will maximize
our genetic potential. Reading our personal genetic "message" is like
having access to a treasure map one that can lead us, in excellent
health, into a ripe old age! It's Not Just Your Genes! is not a magic
bullet. Just reading it will not banish your health issues, make you
lose weight, or keep you forever young. Genetic risk is not absolute,
and your individual genetic profile, along with how you choose to live,
are major determinants of how your risk will play out in the long run.
By gathering the information you need to make healthy choices, you have
the power to optimize your individual potential.