Analysis of the effects of nutrient intake on gene function and health.
Genetic variations affect how the body utilizes nutrients and removes toxins.
An understanding of an individual’s genotype enables diets and supplementation to be tailored to
meet specific genetic needs.
HOPE FOR HEALING
Two options: (1) basic 26 SNP (single nucleotide
polymorphism) test, or (2) more complete 55 SNP test.
Each test is designed for specific treatment needs.
What to Expect
- Your nutrigenomics journey to health and wellness begins with a simple cheek swab to obtain your DNA.
- We schedule your preliminary nutrigenomics consultation a few weeks later to ensure we have your DNA results. Because of the broad range of genetic variables, it is impossible to predict how much help you may need. Also, the nutrigenomics results involve voluminous information, and you can only absorb a limited amount of information in one sitting. Consequently, we simply start with a preliminary consultation which normally addresses inflammation issues (Phase I) identified by your DNA test and health history.
- We request that you schedule a follow up consultation about 4 weeks later to assess your treatment and progress since the preliminary consultation and to address methylation issues (Phase II), if any.
- Often, additional follow up consultations are appropriate for those with additional genetic issues including mitochondrial issues (Phase III), if any.
- Before each nutrigenomics consultation, watch the critically important instructional videos provided and make a list of questions for your upcoming appointment.
- Separately from the above-referenced nutrigenomics consultations, we recommend that you schedule and receive coaching from our Holistic Nutritional Health Coach as soon as possible.
What are single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)?
Single nucleotide polymorphisms, frequently called SNPs (pronounced “snips”),
are the most common type of genetic variation among people. Each SNP
represents a difference in a single DNA building block, called a nucleotide.
Most commonly, these variations are found in the DNA between genes.
They can act as biological markers, helping scientists locate genes that are
associated with disease. When SNPs occur within a gene or in a regulatory
region near a gene, they may play a more direct role in disease by affecting
the gene’s function.
Some of these genetic differences have proven to be very important in the study
of human health. Researchers have found SNPs that may help
predict an individual’s response to certain drugs, susceptibility to environmental
factors such as toxins, and risk of developing particular diseases.