Episode 27: Dr. Christine Houghton - The Supplement Dilemma
Can we really influence specific biochemical pathways with mega doses of single vitamins and minerals? Why have we forgotten about the food matrix and the synergistic effects of whole food, in favour of vitamin supplements? How can foods be more powerful at regulating cellular mechanisms compared to a single nutrient? Where did we start going wrong in natural medicine, why did we decide to move away from harnessing the power of food as medicine and start relying on synthetic nutritional supplements?
Dr Christine Houghton holds a PhD in Nutrigenomics and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Queensland as well as a Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition from Deakin University in Victoria. She is a registered Nutritionist and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Science at the University of Queensland. Christine founded the Brisbane company, Cell-Logic which is focused toward the research and development of sulforaphane, a broccoli sprout-derived bioactive phytochemical that targets the upstream causes of disease. Dr. Christine Houghton has been a figurehead and pioneer within the natural medicine industry in Australia and is an authority in the field of nutrigenomics.
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