Hi, I’m John Fotheringham, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) dedicated to helping overcome the rampant health woes plaguing modern societies—including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—through proper nutrition. Though some people may be predisposed to some of these diseases, it is critical to understand that “predisposed” does not mean “guaranteed”. As Chris Kresser puts it, “Genes load the gun. Lifestyle pulls the trigger.”
No, your genes are not your fate. What you eat and how you live directly affects which genes are expressed and in what way. Epigenetics trumps genetics. This is good news! Not only can we improve our health and reduce the likelihood of developing degenerative diseases by eating a nutrient-dense, properly prepared diet, but we can also affect our ability to reproduce, the health of our children, and the health of our children’s children.