turn on and off, run at variable speeds, run at constant speed, or are slowly
changing speed. Each of us make regular adjustments in what we do in order
to accommodate and anticipate the changes in how our genes actually work, even
if we donít do so purposely.
Every gene is controlled by its environment. The
environment includes other genes and the biochemical soup (nutrients, minerals,
electrolytes, water, naturally accruing hormones, toxins, and other chemicals)
in the cell. The biochemical soup is formed from what each person absorbs into
the body through the mouth, nose, and skin.
past, it has been incredibly hard to obtain health and to keep healthy, because
most of the methods used were based in trial and error. What works for your
friend or cousin doesn't work for you. Science has repeatedly shown that
differences in what a person puts into his or her body create differences in
what happens to that personís health.
food contains hundreds of chemicals, many of which interact with a personís
genes to shape that personís health. For example, the ordinary tomato has 359
different chemicals. Each chemical can potentially influence one or more genes
in a person, depending on which genes that person has and what those genes are
doing. Another example is vitamin A, which can influence and change genetic
activity in over 500 of the 30,000 genes a person might have. Each gene can be
off or on, and when on can be very active or less active, depending on the body
a person has.
AlphaGenics uses systems biology methods built to understand diet-genome
interactions, and to relieve users of the burden of having to personally learn
lots chemistry, computing, and genetics. Advances in genomics such as the
gene-on-a-chip technology that can actually measure what each of your 30,000
genes is doing allow AlphaGenics to track a personís genes and calculate their
trajectory, or glide path. If a gene is moving towards producing poor health, it
may be possible to change that path by modulating the personís dietary input
material. It is also possible to affect a gene that, while not moving toward bad
health, could be moved to a better trajectory to increase a persons physical or
Directive Genomics, therefore, is comparable to gene-traffic controller,
helping each person better guide genes that without that control would place
them at risk.