October 23, 2019Preventive Healthcare

The future of nutrition

Dr. Eran Elinav is a professor at the Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, and since 2019, the director of the cancer-microbiome division, at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Elinav is also a co-author, together with Prof. Eran Segal, of the book, The Personalized Diet, summarizing some of their research on personalized nutrition.

In this podcast we cover:

  • The science behind the book “The Personalized Diet”
  • What is the role of our microbiome in our personalized diet?
  • What can we do to increase our healthy longevity through nutrition?
  • What is the future of personalized medicine and nutrition?


  • We didn't just get six measurements of sugar as was done in the 70s, but 2,500 measurements, which created a huge database.
  • Following the publication of the results, and multiple follow-up studies that we also published, the Weizmann Institute outsourced the set up discoveries to a spin-off company called DayTwo.
  • We were very much surprised to find that a large chunk of the features that the artificial intelligence system chose to use relates to the gut microbiome.
  • I think that personalized medicine or precision medicine is taking off in many different fields.