My name is Dawn Highhouse. I am interested in the link between nutrition and genetics. Can we create personalized, perfect diets for optimal health, energy, and weight?
This is what Grand Rapids Life is all about.
Anyone who has ever tried dieting or meal plans knows that one size does not fit all. Two women of the same height and general build can be on the exact same meal plan and have different results. It isn’t just who follows the diet and who doesn’t – it is much deeper than that.
What works for us depends on who we are.
There are dozens of different ways of eating, how do we know what is the right one for us? And how can we best protect our health?
There are “best practice” rules that are good for everyone, but each one of us has unique DNA. For example, I have a gene that makes it difficult for me to absorb enough Vitamin A. I can easily offset that by diet. But I didn’t know I needed to until I understood my own DNA.
That is why I have created GRLIFE. I am in the process of studying genetics, health, wellness, and nutrition. My goal is to bring that information to you.