Eat Like A Centenarian: Culinary Genomics - Amanda Archibald #95

Amanda Archibald is a trailblazer in the field of Culinary Genomics — a unique interface between the culinary arts and genomic medicine — and her work is literally changing how we translate the science of nutrition. Science has proven that our lifestyle and dietary choices shape our epigenetic health. In this interview, Amanda details what lifestyle characteristics and foods can produce beneficial gene expression in your body and potentially help you to live a longer, healthier life. She shares some powerful insights on the topic of Social Genomics and the importance of community for epigenetic health that I think you’ll find particularly interesting. Learning how your daily habits and choices literally shape you on a genetic level is a vital tool to add to your toolkit!

Episode Breakdown:

  • What is Culinary Genomics?
  • The lifestyle characteristics of centenarians
  • How mothers-to-be can shape their child’s epigenetic health in-utero
  • Social Genomics and social isolation in a more connected world
  • Consequences of contemporary social threats
  • How fostering true social connection can mean living longer
  • Eating wild foods for beneficial gene expression
  • Changing your diet to work with your genes
  • How to incorporate culinary genomics into your diet strategy + work with Amanda
  • Amanda’s prognosis for the future of the human species

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Meet Amanda

Amanda Archibald’s unique training as an analyst and a nutritionist (RD), combined with her culinary expertise, has enabled her to develop a new lens through which we can understand the food and health conversation. Amanda’s trailblazing work is redefining the food, nutrition and cooking education footprint in ways that are understandable, meaningful and fundamentally achievable for all Americans. Her work in mind-mapping, using visual technology,  is literally changing how we translate the science of nutrition, via the tools of the kitchen, to put health-supportive food on America’s plate.  

Amanda’s work has been showcased in more than 30 states, over 100 U.S. cities, and in 7 countries. Through her unique endeavors, Amanda aims to help individuals understand how food works in the body. Then translate it to the plate in accessible, affordable, nourishing and deeply flavorful ways. 

When not working, Amanda enjoys her Rocky Mountain lifestyle, residing in Boulder, CO. Read her full bio here.