Discover what feeds your unique biology

The science of you is complicated. But we use it to make eating right simple.

The science of Habit

We take an evidence-based, integrated approach to nutrition.

Our nutrition solution is rooted in systems biology, which is about understanding the larger picture by putting the individual pieces together. We look at 60-plus indicators to better understand what your body craves.

Partnering with experts in the fields of systems biology and nutrition, we make sure that the connection between each test result, metric, and recommendation we make is backed by significant scientific evidence.

Our testing process

The Habit Challenge® Shake

To help determine the ratio of carbs, fats, and protein that may be best for you, you are given a metabolic challenge beverage that is nutritionally equivalent to a large American breakfast. A lab measures indicators in your blood using samples you collected at different points before and after you drank the shake. Your results show us how your body responded to carbs, fats, and protein during the testing process.

Your test
results show

Metabolic analysis

  • How your body handles carbs
  • How your body handles fats
  • Your protein need
  • Your best balance of carbs, fats and protein

Sensitivity biomarkers

  • Caffeine sensitivity gene variant
  • Lactose sensitivity gene variants

Blood sugar biomarkers

  • Disposition index (blood sugar management)
  • C-peptide–baseline, 30, and 120 minute (blood sugar management)
  • Post-meal glucose–30 and 120 minute (blood sugar levels)
  • Fasting glucose (blood sugar level)
  • Blood sugar management gene variants

Cholesterol biomarkers

  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • Cholesterol balance gene variants

Triglyceride biomarkers

  • Fasting triglycerides
  • Post-meal triglycerides–30 and 120 minutes
  • Triglyceride balance gene variant

Weight control biomarkers

  • Weight gain risk gene variants
  • Weight control gene variant

Nutrient-related genetic biomarkers

  • Omega-3 fatty acid production gene variants
  • Gene variants related to vitamin D blood levels
  • Gene variant related to folate metabolism

Physical performance biomarkers

  • Endurance gene variant
  • Physical strength gene variant

Heart health biomarkers

  • Blood pressure
  • Gene variants related to heart health
  • Gene variants associated with blood pressure

Self-reported biomarkers

  • Core waist measurement
  • Activity level
  • Sex
  • Height
  • Blood pressure
  • Age

Our scientists & partners

Our team of scientists, nutritionist, and our partners take your test results, analyze them and convert them into nutrition recommendations made just for you.

Dr. Joshua Anthony, PhD

Founding CSO

Dr. Alan Greene, MD

Chief Health Strategist

Dr. Erin Barrett, PhD

Scientific Affairs

Allison Remensperger

Director, Lab Partnerships

Dr. Barbara Winters, PhD

Nutrition Director

Dr. Andre Boorsma, PhD

Scientist, TNO

Dr. Eugene van Someren, PhD

Scientist, TNO

Iris de Hoogh, MS

Research Scientist & Nutritionist, TNO

Our scientific advisory board

Dr. Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

President, CEO & Co-Founder of The Institute for Systems Biology

Dr. Nathan Price, PhD

Professor & Associate Director of the Institute for Systems Biology

Dr. José María Ordovás Muñoz, PhD

Senior Scientist & Professor of Nutrition, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

Dr. Suzan Wopereis, PhD

Senior Scientist, TNO

Dr. Ben Van Ommen, PhD

Director of Systems Biology, TNO

Dr. Job Godino, PhD

Assistant Professor at UC San Diego and the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems

Dr. Paul MacLean, PhD

Professor of Medicine at UC Denver & Associate Director at Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Ready to start your journey?