“The primary reason DISEASES tend to run in families maybe that DIETS tend to run in families” Dr. Michael Greger.
it makes total sense when you consider what govern our genes expression. Epigenetics defined as the external influences affecting genes expression can turn off and turn on certain genes leading to the manifestation of many diseases.
Let’s consider how diet affect gene function too, this is what we call nutrigenomics. A diet lacking Vitamin B2 will turn off the MTHFR gene or will slow it down considerably as Vitamin B2 is a co-factor of this enzyme. No B2, no MTHFR activity!
If we were to draw a bigger picture we should say that Diet, Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics all play a role in the making of diseases and should be considered when creating a protocol to treat them.