- Dictator: Genes that give orders, leaving us with zero influence over outcome. Think eye color.
- Committee: Genes that make suggestions, giving us influence over outcome. In other words, we can nudge these genes in the direction we want them to go by our food and lifestyle choices. Think Type II diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, et al.
I find all this scientific research liberating because it empowers us. It puts control back in our hands. I celebrate every time I learn more about nutrition and the power we have over our bodies and health.