Visit www.GenomixNutrition.com to find a provider who can offer you genetic testing through a simple cheek swab.
Receive your genetic results in 10 days!
Please keep in mind that NOT ALL mutations may be relevant
or a reason for worry. A well versed practitioner on genetic polymorphisms/mutations will
consult with you on what particular Snyps you should be concerned with and how you
may support these findings through proper nutritional supplementation. For helpful
www.CoffeeWithDrStewart.podbean.com for his latest podcasts on
“Genetic Mutations and What They Mean To Your Health”.
What Is Nutrigenomic Testing?
Nutrigenomics is the study of the relationship between nutrition and how an individual’s genes react to and process nutrition. How genes express themselves can be influenced by what we ingest both intentionally and unintentionally. Every individual’s genome is unique. Therefore, every individual’s genetic response to food and the environment is unique.
Nutrigenomic testing maps the key factors that influence how an individual processes nutrients. This very individualized information allows healthcare providers to determine precisely what nutrients a person needs and does not need.
Both healthy people and people struggling with health issues can benefit from nutrigenomic testing. Some conditions do not manifest symptoms until considerable damage has been done. Knowing the genetic cards you have been dealt can help you head disease off at the pass.
By looking at gene sequences, and especially those with mutations, we can begin to understand complex biological interactions. For example, methylation processes, which make, maintain and repair DNA, are also responsible for the synthesis of methyl tetrahydrofolate and methyl B12. Testing can determine, to a very specific percentage, how much of these key nutrients your body produces and therefore what strength of supplement you may need.
Nutrigenomic testing can also determine an individual’s ability to produce enzymes. If functioning properly, the FUT2 gene secretes a sugar called fucosyl into the bowels that attracts good bacteria. A mutation on this gene could indicate the absence of fucosyl. Another gene, D-amino acid oxidase (DAO), produces an enzyme that breaks down allergy-causing histamines. If testing shows this gene to be malfunctioning, supplements are indicated.
Bowel health, how your body naturally deals with detoxification and immune system effectiveness can all be determined using nutrigenomic testing. Because it is so specific, this type of testing is an invaluable diagnostic tool. It can be used in correlation with traditional blood tests and other health indicators to determine the best pathway to good health.
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