Ahmed El Sohemy

How To Use Your Genes To Personalize Your Diet

Guest Name and Bio:
Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy

Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy is a Full Professor at the University of Toronto and held a Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics. He earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard. The goal of his research is to understand how genetics can explain why some people respond differently from others to the same foods, beverages and supplements they consume on health and performance. Dr. El-Sohemy has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and has given over 200 invited talks. He is on the editorial board of 10 scientific and medical journals and served as an expert reviewer for more than 30 other journals and 12 granting agencies. Dr. El-Sohemy has served on Health Canada’s Scientific Advisory Board and several international expert advisory panels. He received the Centrum Foundation New Scientist Award for Outstanding Research by the Canadian Nutrition Society and both the Mark Bieber Professional Award and Stanley Wallach Award by the American College of Nutrition. He is the founder of Nutrigenomix Inc. and Chair’s the company’s International Science Advisory Board.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • How to use your genes to make decisions on what to eat
  • Why the concept of nutritional genomics is important
  • Why fad diets don’t work
  • How you can use your genes to help with weight loss
  • What basic foods all humans should be eating on a regular basis

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