Different versions of a gene can make us respond differently to certain components in food such as the sugars in milk, the gluten in bread, the caffeine in coffee, along with fats, proteins vitamins and minerals found in many foods. We are all familiar with people who are lactose intolerant or cannot eat gluten. These differences between individuals can be explained by gene variations within the population.
Through science and research we have learned that genetic variations in the population and between individuals affect a wide variety of responses to key components of the human diet. For instance, some individuals may benefit from limiting their consumption of caffeine or increasing their intake of omega-3 fat, while others can follow the general recommendation for either or both. Your best diet depends on the specific variants you have for these nutrient-related genes. Understanding your genetic profile and its implications on your unique response to the food and beverages you consume will provide you with the tools needed to make the best dietary choices.
We now know our environment – both external and internal – plays the major role in determining our overall health. You are not destined to have the diseases of your parents or grandparents. It is our exposure to chemicals from the environment and nutrients in our foods which determine our health. For example, the foods we eat not only provide fuel for our bodies, they also provide information in the form of nutrients to our cells and our genes, and, in turn, influence gene expression.
NutrigenomiX testing is a comprehensive genetic test consisting of 45 genetic markers developed by world-renowned researchers. DNA is analyzed using a simple saliva sample. From this, your Personalized Nutrition Recommendations are determined based on your unique genetic profile. Through NutrigenomiX testing, we can determine:
- Nutrient Metabolism
- Weight Management/Body Composition
- Food Intolerances
- Cardiometabolic Health
- Eating Habits
- Fitness and Physical Activity
NurigenomiX is used to develop your personalized nutritional plan. Personalized recommendations can help to optimize your nutritional status and specifically focus on preventing diseases.
In this package, you receive:
- Review of current supplements and medications
- Analysis of NutrigenomiX test results
- Comprehensive consultation and education of results via phone or eVisit
- Ordering of any prescription medications needed at the pharmacy of your choice
- Detailed written protocol outlining:
- Nutrition and lifestyle recommendations
- Additional lab testing* (if needed)
- Therapies for healing
- Customized supplement recommendations* based on your lab results and current individual metabolic needs
*Please note, the above cost includes only my services and the NutrigenomiX testing, and does not include any additional support outside of scheduled consultations**, laboratory fees paid directly to the lab, or the cost of personalized supplement recommendations.