GENETIC TESTING

Genetic testing looks at genes to identify information about hereditary medical conditions (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) in your family and predisposition/risks for other health concerns, such as insomnia and low energy.

Modern medicine tells us that all disease is caused by two factors – environmental stressors and genetic predispositions – and that someday, we will know enough about the genetic side of the equation to make far greater contributions to a patient’s health and well-being. The genetic age has arrived. We explore both sides of the issue; environmental stressors AND genetics.

Genetic tests expose the vulnerabilities, but also provide what kind of preventive measures or treatment, such as dietary and lifestyle changes, which should be implemented for effective treatment and long-term health.

We offer many useful genetic test panels that help address the whole health picture of the patient.

WHAT GENETIC TESTS CAN TELL US

Genetic tests can identify changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. Genes called SNPs can create vulnerabilities to many kinds of allergic, immune, infectious, nutritional, psycho-emotional, and toxic stresses.

Some genetic tests, like the 23andMe ancestry testing, are inexpensive and can be used to address a wide array of the common, important, and modifiable quirky genes that influence most common health concerns, such as anxiety, chronic gastrointestinal disorders, depression, and insomnia. Other genetic test panels are designed to figure out your unique genes which predispose you to various medical issues, such as an inability to detox properly, which is a quirky MTHFR gene. Or more seriously, cancer or heart disease. Genetic tests can be specific to certain issues, such as pharmacogenetic testing (i.e., pharmaco drugs), which tests your unique response to medication. This test can tell you if certain drugs are likely to make you sick (or even die) because your body might not break them down properly, or if other drugs won’t work at all because your unique genetic makeup breaks them down too quickly.

Maybe you have struggled with digestive problems for years and can’t seem to find a solution. Or don’t understand your chronic insomnia or lack of energy. You may have genetic concerns due to a known family history of addiction, cancer, or heart disease.

If you know you are predisposed to certain risks, your diet, lifestyle, stress patterns, and supplement intake can be modified to make the expression of such genes less likely. Getting to the genetic root cause provides important data to help treat and possibly prevent chronic medical conditions and psychiatric disorders.

IMPORTANT! All information presented in this website is intended for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of rendering medical advice. Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.