DNA and Microbiome interplay….

A reader forwarded their report from NutraHacker (https://www.nutrahacker.com/). They offer free reports and more advanced paid reports.  Their reports also contain Encourage and Avoid items.

What is interesting is when you combine recommendations from http://microbiomeprescription.azurewebsites.net/ with their recommendations. In some cases they corresponds and in other cases disagree. DNA says one thing, existing microbiome says another thing.

Simple Example for Vitamin E

VitaminE

So this person with AG should NOT be supplementing with Vitamin E because it will increase inflammation. What about the case of a high Vitamin E take by diet?

Looking at a list of foods that are HIGH in vitamin E, we see:

  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Avocado
  • Mango
  • Abalone
  • Salmon
  • Wheat Germ Oil

Looking at this person’s suggestions from the Microbiome, we see Almonds listed.

Almonds

This suggests that almonds should be excluded (mainly because there are lots of other suggestions) because of DNA and not microbiome.

Bottom Line

DNA and microbiome interacts.