Genetic Nutrition and Holistic Medicine
Everyone knows that the foods you eat, the supplements you take and the exercises you do (or don’t) can have a significant impact on your health. But did you know that your genes play a role as well?
- Are you experiencing health issues that you can’t get resolved?
- Have you been spending money on supplements, not knowing if you really need them?
- Do you wonder how different you may feel if you knew exactly what your body needed?
In recent years, scientists have discovered that small variations in your genes can influence how well your body metabolizes food, uses nutrients, and cleanses damaging toxins. This interaction between genes, diet and lifestyle is referred to as Nutrigenomics – the study of nutrition and genes.
Individuals often inherit genes which may put them at higher risk of negative health conditions. For example, 16% of us have a gene variation that limits the creation of new bones, 37% have a variation in the cholesterol metabolizing gene and 34% have a genetically reduced ability to fight free radicals.
Since your genetic makeup is fixed at birth, if found to have a specific variation, you may be able to alter certain elements of your diet or lifestyle to potentially reduce the risk of developing various common health conditions.
Your body’s unique genetic makeup provides clues to achieving optimal health and wellness with a diet and lifestyle plan that is distinctive and personalized to you. And now this type of testing is actually affordable.
Genetic testing and integrative medicine has been around for years. However, we’ve only recently been able to provide genetic information as it pertains to your DNA’s need for nutrition and lifestyle modification. If you take supplements but don’t think you’re benefitting as you should, or if you have questions about EXACTLY how much of each vitamin you need, then this test is for you.
Test over 60 genes which are affected by nutrition. Taking this test now can put you on the right track to make sure your lifestyle, eating and supplementation habits are adequate to prevent any genetic variances you may have been given.
This information is invaluable to you.
Learn how to eat for your DNA!
We swab your cheek to collect DNA, fill out necessary paperwork and submit it to a lab for analysis. The lab, within a few weeks, will return your custom DNA results to me and I will then analyze the data and provide a customized DNA and lifestyle booklet to you. Listed in the book are the genes tested, detailed information on your gene variations, lifestyle, exercise and dietary suggestions to bring your body back into optimal health and wellness.
You no longer need to guess at what and how much of each supplement you need. Imagine the time and money you’ll save…let alone how much better you’ll feel once your body is getting EXACTLY what it needs.
The genetic test analyzes your DNA and provides a detailed genetic report that I review and then provide you with a customized diet, lifestyle, exercise and nutritional supplementation report, all based on your DNA.
For patient security and privacy, your test data is never shared with anyone, and your DNA sample is destroyed once the data has been extracted, so you never need to worry about if anyone can access your genetic data.
No more guessing. No more struggling with trying to figure out what kind of foods to eat or exercise activities to do. And since your genes never change, this test need only be done once in your lifetime.
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- Expect to come in for a pre-test appointment to discuss the test, fill out necessary forms, have the cheek swab to collect your DNA and discuss the process.
- We will then send the samples off to the lab, and approximately 3-5 weeks later we will receive the results.
- The office will contact you once the results are in and schedule you for an appointment, where Dr. Kristy will review the results and go over your report with you.
- You leave the office, with your unique genetic health guidance color-printed customized booklet to reference on health matters for the rest of your life.
This truly is the laser-approach to wellness and right living. Contact us to set up your appointment.