For the sake of convenient categorization, we are put in groups with similar needs since childhood. This includes our classes, our sports choices, food items based on our age group- basically, all that we follow is being followed by millions of our counterparts based on some similar traits. But, while we grow up based on trying to achieve similar goals, the one thing that is often ignored is the genetic basis of our personality. So, what we want you to know and believe in is that ‘Everyone is unique in their own genetic way’.
Now while the path of success may be similar for most of us, it is a biologically proven fact that no two humans are identical- genetically. If you take the case of monozygotic twins; who are coming out of the same zygote also end up portraying various genetic differences. This occurs when the bodies start to develop. You’d be surprised to know that as of now about 324 million known variants come out of sequenced human genomes. The reason why we are telling you about this is that we know during a growing age; most people suffer through an identity crisis. The pressure to fit in and to stand out at the same time can really play around with mental and physical aspects of your health. But, now that biology is telling you, that it has been the same since human evolution - understanding the unique you definitely has a compelling reasoning. Let’s take a look at the primary areas that make you unique:
There is quite a prominent relationship between our behavior and genetics. This has been going on since the time of Sir Francis Galton, who came up with the theory of nature and nurture. Today, it is quite evident that kids do portrait habits inherited from parents. You can see families having similar preferences to food, or a son is likely to take after his father’s style of walking and talking- because these genes are hereditary and run in the family. In a nutshell, genetic behavior is correlated making you take certain elements from your close ones but developing your choices along the way. The fact that genes vary proves that your personalities would vary too!
So, as experts of nutrigenomics; we always impart that all the food you consume is going to have a different impact on two personalities? The reason for this, even the way your body processes the food along with the potential of developing lifestyle diseases are also influenced by genes. In a group of 5 people, 1 may be a lot more prone to developing weak bones due to certain genetic variations. This is why we always hear that take care; diabetes or heart diseases run in the family!
Basically, your genes impact pretty much everything you do. Right from behavioral genetics, lifestyle preferences as well as how your metabolism works. There is always a reason why you like ‘dal chawal’ at home a tad bit more than your peers at school would! But, don’t feel left out and take pride in how unique your genes are. Your genes and your uniqueness can help you understand certain fields better than your counterparts. It can also help you be in the pink of health forever. Based on this, we can always help you align your lifestyle choices- so that you get the best results from everything you choose.
Drafted By : Dr. Amol Raut
Edited By : Dr. Amol Raut
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