Genes in the Human Genome
Unique to You
Genetic testing can prove to be a powerful tool for identifying genetic variations that can have significant impacts on how your body functions along with associated health outcomes. Think of your genes as your body’s instruction manual. Testing will allow you to gain an in depth understanding of how your body is programmed to function. This will elucidate which genetic variants to focus on. The test itself is non-invasive and requires a simple mouth swab. I work with a small independent lab for analysis and take measures to ensure that your genetic data is unaffiliated with your personal information, thus allowing you to remain anonymous.
Your genetic blueprint codes for every form and function that your body carries out. It basically serves as the software or operating instructions that informs your body how to carry out tasks and manufacture different proteins and enzymes. I assess your genetic test results and identify the most impactful gene variants as they relate to your personal goals and desired outcomes. I am here to interpret your genetic data and explain the implications in a way that makes sense.
While your DNA remains fixed, the expression of your DNA is highly variable depending on your environment. Think of your environment as all of the inputs that your body receives (i.e. food, light, temperature, movement, sleep, stress, toxins, etc.) Segments of our DNA are affected by all of these inputs and can actually dramatically change the way your genes are expressed, altering the way you look, feel and perform. I assess and explain exactly what changes in your environment will alter the expression of your genes in the most favorable way. This process takes a whole systems approach to wellness and eliminates the guess work of determining what will help you to achieve the results you desire.
You will learn about your genetic proclivities as they pertain to sleep, nutrient requirements, athletic performance, detoxification, hormone pathways and more. After I interpret your genetic blueprint and deliver the findings, you will walk away with a basic understanding of your most impactful genetic proclivities as well as straight forward nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle strategies to help you positively modulate the expression of your genes. This will take the guesswork out of what works best for you and prove helpful for optimizing your health at a foundational level.