Bringing Health Back to Nature with Dr. Christine Houghton
Dr. Christine Houghton holds degrees in Nutrigenomics, Biochemistry and Human Nutrition, and is a registered Nutritionist and an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Science at the University of Queensland.
Backed by over three decades of experience as a private practice Nutritionist, Christine founded Cell-Logic, a company which researches and manufactures nutrigenomic ingredients for clinical application.
Her strong background in Biochemistry and Human Nutrition has made her one of the most well respected leaders in the field of nutrigenomics, the study of how food-derived nutrients can change the expression of genes.
Christine is passionate about promoting and teaching health professionals and individuals alike on how to achieve optimal health through drugless means.
In this episode, we follow Christine’s journey in the world of nutrition, nutrigenomics, and biochemistry.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- How Christine's interest in food and health started at a young age
- How the then archaic approach to nutrition pushed her to pursue self-learning
- Food as a home for signaling molecules that affects changes in gene expression
- Nutrigenomics as an important tool in exploring the biochemical individuality of different people
- Why megadose vitamin therapy goes against nature's own mechanisms and is not the most effective approach to nutrition
- How the need to get to the facts enabled Christine to push boundaries and tackle the status quo in the field of nutrition
- Christine and Yael’s serendipitous meeting during a conference and how they got to start working together
- How Christine started her company
- Her advice to practitioners who are just starting out in their career
- The importance of looking to nature and adapting a non-reductionist approach in patient treatment