Know Your DNA With Genetic Testing

Familiar with MTHFR? Here’s the rest of your genetic story.

Welcome to the new and exciting world of NutriGenomics where we run a report based on your unique DNA called a Nutritional Genetic Variant Report. This report is neither a medical test nor does it test for disease, but rather, it is designed to help you discover where your body may be lacking when it comes to your health.

How Does Genetic Testing Actually Work?

If you’ve ever watched a cop drama, you’ve probably already seen forensic experts use cotton swabs to collect DNA samples.

Genetic testing in the real world uses the same procedure. After collecting a saliva sample, we’re able to use that raw data to map out the 600,000+ pieces of DNA that make you who you are.

Half of that DNA came from your mom. The other half came from your dad. And over time, you’ve also changed some of that genetic code as well. This happens whenever pieces of your DNA are copied incorrectly to produce random variations known as single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs (pronounced “snips”).

In other words, you truly are unique, which is why cookie-cutter medical treatments rarely work.

After carefully sequencing your genetic makeup, we then customize treatment solutions to address whatever medical complications you might be facing, including:

  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dysbiosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gut inflammation
  • Heart failure
  • Learning disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Stroke

Similar treatments can even be used as preventative care to help slow down the aging process or reduce the risk of future medical complications down the road.

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Is Genetic Testing Natural and Safe?

Whereas most clinical physicians subject their patients to hastily approved drugs and procedures, our holistic approach to treatment relies exclusively on boosting your immune system using naturally occurring antioxidants, including:

  • Glutathione
  • Superoxide Dismutase
  • Sapropterin
  • Neurotransmitters
  • SAMe
  • Choline
  • Folate
  • B12

Collectively, these antioxidants fight many of the free radicals responsible for cell damage, inflammation, and stroke. However, your DNA makeup may prevent you from producing these powerful disease-fighting agents. And it is only through careful screening of your genetic history that we’re able to identify those deficiencies and develop the most appropriate course of action.

But no matter what treatment we ultimately pursue, rest assured that it will be both safe and natural. And because each remedy is 100% customized to your unique genetic makeup, you can expect much better results.

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Should I Get a Nutritional Genetic Variant Report?

If you’re suffering from any of the health challenges outlined above such as gut inflammation, dysbiosis, or digestive disturbances, a Nutritional Genetic Variant Report is a great first step in supporting your health.

Proper function of the intestinal tract is critical for the absorption of nutrients. Unfortunately, there are many genetic variants that can impact your digestive function—that’s where the Nutritional Genetic Variant Report comes in.

To get started with your Nutritional Genetic Variant Report and get a 10% discount, go to Step 1 below.

STEP 1 – ORDERING YOUR 23andMe REPORT

The first step in the process is ordering your 23andme report.

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STEP 2 – COMPLETING THE 23andMe REPORT

Once you receive your 23andMe kit, collect your saliva in the tube provided and return it to 23andMe. Then, you’ll receive an email notifying you when your results are ready online. Once you log in, you’ll see your Ancestry results and some health information. Download the Raw Data and email it to us. [click here to send us that email]. Give us a call if you need assistance downloading the Raw Data 916-404-0886.

After we receive your Raw Data, we’ll run your Genetic Variant Nutritional Report.

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STEP 3 – READING YOUR REPORT

As mentioned above, this report is designed to help you discover where your body may be lacking in the production of antioxidants, other nutrients, and molecules needed for your health.

The report focuses on the DNA that makes antioxidants which neutralize the harmful free radicals and other important nutrients like folate, B12, SAMe, choline, enzymes that help your body rebuild and restore, and enzymes that help you handle gluten and break down histamine. It also reports on genes that help create and break down neurotransmitters that may impact mood.

Once you get your report, you will see it includes MTHF (Click here to read more on MTHF), your methylation status, and SNPs such as 677T and 1298C, Heterozygous, and Homozygous.

On your report in the column labeled Variants, you will see either a blank, 1, or 2, which means:

  • If it is blank, this means the enzymes are likely working at near 100% efficiency.
  • If there is a 1, this means one parent gave you a less than perfect DNA copy to make the enzyme. A single variant is called heterozygous.
  • If there is a 2, then both parents gave you a less than optimal gene copy to make the enzyme. Two variants are considered homozygous. Homozygous variants will result in even less production of the enzymes than heterozygous (single) variants.
What Are Variants?

Your body is made up of DNA which is essentially instructions that make enzymes. These enzymes are what make antioxidants and many other molecules that restore and rebuild your body.

Most of the time, your DNA properly makes the enzymes. However, quite often, we have what are called variants, which we inherit from our parents. This may cause your DNA to not function 100% effectively. When this happens, the desired action may not be performed as efficiently as possible. Lack of antioxidants or lack of the nutrients that rebuild us may cause us to age faster and increase our susceptibility to breaking down.

Just because you have genetic variants does not mean they are being expressed, or having an impact on you. When you have variants, it's important to use testing like this to determine if the variants are actually being expressed, and the appropriate support needed.

For example, many people have found they have the MTHFR variant and took methyl folate to treat is but ended up with negative results.

Variants in the HLA genes may contribute to gluten intolerance and further gut inflammation.

And finally, variants in the FUT2 gene may impact the production of prebiotics, to support probiotics. Variants here may cause disruption in the good bacteria of the gut and impair B12 assimilation. Impaired B12, among other things, may reduce the production of methyl groups, thus resulting in less than optimal histamine clearing.

STEP 4 – HOW TO USE YOUR REPORT

Working with a qualified health practitioner trained in genetic nutrition like us allows you the unique ability to customize a nutritional program based on your individualized results. This is the most scientific method to determine your nutritional needs.

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To put it simply, when we are able to identify where your DNA may not be working at 100% efficiency, we are able to determine what supplementation, dietary changes, or lifestyle changes may be necessary to support you.

This groundbreaking research now enables you to supplement the nutrients you need based upon your own unique genetic makeup. The Nutritional Genetic Variant Report we provide will be broken down into the following categories:

  1. Gut Health
  2. Cellular Energy Production
  3. Antioxidants and Detoxification
  4. Folate
  5. Methionine Cycle
  6. Transsulfuration Pathway
  7. Neurotransmitters
  8. BH4, Urea Cycle, and Nitric Oxide genetic variants (may impact the clearing of toxins and the production of helpful molecules)
  9. Miscellaneous items

Why Knowing Your DNA Works

For thousands of years, doctors have used a one-size-fits-all approach to treating disease and illness.

If a patient exhibits symptom A, give him remedy B.

While this approach can work, it often results in inadequate or excessive treatment. Worse still, the one-size-fits-all model usually addresses the symptoms and not the underlying problems.

But thanks to new breakthroughs in DNA sequencing, it is now possible to pinpoint medical complications and develop customized solutions that are unique to each patient.

This approach delivers vastly superior results since no two people’s genetic makeup is identical.

No longer must we rely on invasive procedures and potentially dangerous drug combinations.

Here’s Why

Inflammation from peroxynitrite can damage your delicate intestinal lining. SNPs that reduce glutathione, SOD, NOS and BH4, as well as the CBS and BHMT SNPs that increase ammonia, will increase the peroxynitrite and cause gut damage.

When there are low methyl groups as a result of MTHFR, along with SNPs in HNMT and ABP1 (that both degrade histamine), the high histamine will create higher levels of zonulin, which irritates the intestinal tract and potentially contributes to candida and leaky gut.

All of these factors should be considered when assessing your gut health. Supporting gut health is likely the first step needed in improving your overall health. This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Reducing histamine
  • Eliminating gluten (if an issue)
  • Reducing peroxynitrite by supporting variants in SOD, GSH, NOS, CBS, BHMT
  • Creating BH4

Getting Started

With genetic testing, we’re able to treat a vast range of illnesses by using naturally occurring enzymes and vitamins. In fact, your body already produces many of these disease-fighting compounds. And with genetic sequencing, it’s possible to combat illnesses by correcting nutritional deficiencies that are unique to you.

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