HEALTH & LIFESTYLE BLOG
Education, Advocacy, & Genetics
The Age of Looking Better; Beautiful Skin from Within
04/28/2016 | Skin Health
The latest advances in personalized skincare are here – and it’s about time! In the past, great lengths were taken to look healthy and beautiful. The Hollywood actresses from the early-to-mid 1900’s were known to go to extremes in the name of a youthful look. For example, they used intricate facial contraptions to stop facial sagging in order to fight the ravages of aging. The battle of wrinkles, sun damage, redness, and acne is a real one. And the multi-billion dollar beauty industry thrives on the sale of remedies for these conditions.
Food as Medicine, Mediterranean Style
04/19/2016 | Nutrition
People love food. It’s a fact, we love to eat. Food and eating can mean so many things—it’s nurturing, pleasurable, fun, communal, comforting. It signifies culture, community, tradition and family. But what is food really all about?
For many Americans, food has become something more than what it is intended to be—nourishment and fuel. Properties of food have been shaped into chemical compounds that may taste good but have little if any nutritional value. Salt, sugar, fat and artificial colors and additives are processed into foods to make them more appealing, have a longer shelf life and cheaper to produce. Some of these foods shouldn’t even be called food at all! In fact, junk food is the opposite of what food should be; whole, real, grown and raised humanely. It may taste good, but it has little to no nutritional value and can add a lot of calories to your daily intake.
Meet our new Registered Dietitian — Christina Galiatsatos, RD
11/05/2015 | Nutrition
We welcome aboard our new registered dietitian, Christina Galiatsatos, to the Pathway Genomics team!
Christina is committed to sharing her passion for healthy eating towards optimal health and creating an enjoyable experience for all.
She has spent her career in the treatment of weight management, disordered eating patterns, sports nutrition, and disease prevention using an individualized approach. Christina earned a Bachelor’s degree in both Nutrition Sciences and Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island and is also certified in Adult Weight Management. Also, she completed her dietetic internship specializing in Corporate Wellness in which she has instituted in most workplaces.
Obesity, Genes and Aging….Overlapping Magisterium?
03/010/2015 | Genetics 101
There has recently (2013-15) been a flurry of human clinical trial publications regarding gene-diet interactions, primarily concerning obesity and related phenotypes.
A new finding by the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits, or GIANT, consortium has identified 97 gene regions associated with obesity, tripling the number of such genes previously known.