“The biggest benefit of nutrigenomics—the reason that people are so drawn to it—is because it’s truly personalized medicine. People want to know ‘what’s right for my body?'” says Ginger Hutlin, M.S., RDN, owner of ChampagneNutrition and author of Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep. “I want answers to what I need for my unique situation.”
For Lipman, nutrigenomics capability is “huge, as it can help individualize what types of nutrients (whether in food or supplements) can help different people.” Admittedly, moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach, “Nutrigenomics can help us target treatments to someone’s nutritional, genetic strengths and weaknesses,” he says.