The DNA Restart: Unlock Your Personal Genetic Code to Eat for Your Genes, Lose Weight, and Reverse Aging (Hardcover)

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By Sharon Moalem, Nobu Matsuhisa (Foreword by)
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Here’s a guide to tailoring your diet to your digestion. It starts with a simple test (using a soda cracker or piece of raw potato!) to determine how well you digest starch. From there, Dr Moalem, a physician (so he knows people), a neurogeneticist (so he knows DNA) and a best selling author (so it’s a good read), launches into detail. His program comprises five action “Pillars:” Eat for your genes; Reverse aging; Eat umami; Drink oolong tea; and Live slowly. Much of the advice will be familiar—avoid processed food, reduce red meat, exercise regularly—but some will not, such as the focus on “umami,” the insidious effect of emulsifiers as food additives, and the benefits of marinating meat. The book includes numerous specific health tips and ends with sample menus and recipes.

— Martha


The DNA Restart turns traditional dietary advice on its head with groundbreaking research that demonstrates that we all require different diets based on our genes.

In The DNA Restart, Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, provides a revolutionary step-by-step guide to the diet and lifestyle perfect for your individual genetic makeup. A physician, scientist, neurogeneticist, and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Moalem has spent the last two decades researching and formulating how to reset your own genetic code using five essential pillars: eat for your genes; reverse aging; eat umami; drink oolong tea; and slow living. The DNA Restart plan utilizes decades of in-depth scientific research into genetics, epigenetics, nutrition, and longevity to explain the pivotal role genes play in the journey to ideal weight and health status. Dr. Moalem's unique 28-day plan shows how to upgrade sleep, harness sensory awareness, and use exercise to reset your DNA; how to determine the right amounts of protein, carbs, and fats you need for your individual genetic make-up; and how to incorporate umami-rich recipes and oolong tea into your diet to genetically thrive. Delicious recipes with mix-and-match meal plans, inspiring testimonials, and genetic self-tests round out this paradigm shifting diet book.

About the Author

Sharon du Moalem, MD, PhD, is an award-winning physician, scientist, inventor, and New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 35 languages. He has been awarded more than 21 patents worldwide for his inventions in the fields of biotechnology and human health. His scientific work led to the discovery of a first-in-class member of a novel class of antibiotic compounds directed against multi-resistant or "superbug" microorganisms such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Dr. Moalem has also cofounded three biotechnology companies and has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Moalem and his research have been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Today show, the New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America, O: The Oprah Magazine, and New Scientist. He lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781623366681
ISBN-10: 1623366682
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English