Genetic Analysis

What is Genetics?
Genetics is the science of genes and how traits are passed on from one generation to the next. Genes are sections of DNA, which is found in every cell in your body. You inherited half your genes from your mother and half from your father. DNA is found in all living things. It is made of only four building blocks, called bases. These bases are known by the letters A, C, G, and T.


What are the uses of Genetic Analysis?
  • weight loss
  • improve sleep quality
  • reduce anxiety
  • improve cardiovascular health
  • balance hormones
  • boost metabolism
  • and so much more


How is Genetic Analysis completed?
It is a simple saliva test.


What kind of information will I learn from completing a Genetic Analysis?
  • What diet is best for your body
  • Individualized macronutrient breakdown
  • Serotonin and Dopamine status
  • What type of exercise is best for your body
  • Short and long term stress response of your body
  • Strength of your immune system
  • How your body handles inflammation
  • how efficient your body detoxes
  • Vitamins, minerals and methylation status
  • How your body makes estrogen and testosterone
  • How to maximize recovery through sleep
  • Thyroid health


Who can benefit from Genetic Analysis?
Anyone who is interested in maintaining or optimizing their health. Genetics has been a fascinating field of study for many years. Now that we have this type of information more readily available, we can use it to our advantage. Tailoring lifestyle, diet and a supplement regime according to your genetic profile provides a highly individual and more effective way to treat and prevent disease and achieve optimal health whether you have a desk job or are an Olympic athlete.


How my Naturopathic practice works with Genetic Analysis:

Nothing gets to the root cause the way that genetics does. After all it truly is the “building blocks” you are made of. With that information in mind, we can provide specific, individualized treatment for each patient.

Our body is controlled by a set of genetic instructions known as our genome or chromosomal blueprint. Our individual DNA provides codes for everything from eye colour to antibody production. It determines our risk for disease, our reaction to stress, our response to illness or injury and how we respond to food, exercise and medication. As an example, some people seem to respond well to high-protein low-carb diets, while for others it is inefficacious. Some individuals benefit from more exercise while others need to control stress. What fits your body
best is all coded in your DNA.

The expression or strength of an individual gene can be equated to that of a dimmer switch. It can be in a high “on” position, or close to a low “off” position. While we can’t change our genes, we can change the strength with which they express their traits. This can be achieved through natural supplements, diet, exercise and other lifestyle variables. For example, our detoxification pathway is broken down into 2 phases. Phase-1 is the process whereby the body takes pollutants such as those inhaled from the air or ingested in food, taken as medication or produced as metabolic bi-products, and changes their shape in order to “flag” them for phase-2. Phase-2 detoxification occurs simultaneously, identifying the flagged phase-1 toxin, binding and clearing it from the body. Unfortunately, the “flagged” toxins are particularly pro-inflammatory and carcinogenic until excreted. Some individuals have the CYP gene (controlling Phase-1) turned on “high” and the glutathione/SOD gene (controlling Phase-2) turned off, which results in persistent high levels of “flagged” toxins with subsequent chronic inflammation and high cancer risk. Specific supplements and dietary changes can counteract this situation, not only decreasing the risk of cancer and other inflammatory diseases, but also increasing the overall effectiveness of the detoxification pathways and thus health in general.

Tailoring lifestyle, diet and a supplement regime according to your genetic profile provides a highly individual and more effective way to treat and prevent disease and achieve optimal health.




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