Many people mistakenly assume that the presence of a certain gene or a genetic flaw means they are destined to experience the associated disease. This is simply not true. Most genes have flexible expressions and often are influenced by modifiable environmental, diet, and lifestyle factors.
Only a few very rare diseases, such as Huntington’s or Tay-Sachs, are certainties determined by genetic makeup. Experts believe that nearly all of the most pervasive, disabling, and deadly degenerative diseases—including heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, cancer, and senile dementia—develop from an ongoing interaction between genetic and environmental factors.
Factors such as poor diet, chronic nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, unhealthy lifestyle habits, bacterial infection, excessive alcohol consumption, sun exposure, or toxic exposure to cigarette smoke, air pollution, or other substances can play a role in whether or not disease develops. Over time, these harmful agents and conditions can activate a gene’s ability to promote disease.
Whether or not you choose to “see” your genes, they are always there and will continue to play an important role in your health. By choosing to look at them, you have the opportunity to influence the ultimate outcome and more actively promote a healthy life. Predictive genomic testing offers the following profiles:
Identifies genomic risk in areas such as blood pressure regulation, lipid balance, nutrient metabolism, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
Identifies genomic risk for rapid bone loss and hormone dysfunction.
Identifies genomic risk in genes that modulate estrogen metabolism, coagulation, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.
Identifies genomic risk for arthritis, asthma, and allergies.
Identifies genomic risk for chemical sensitivities, oxidative stress, and the ability to handle various medications.
Identifies genomic indicators of weak detoxification capacity and possible adverse drug reactions. This test can help determine if susceptibility to heavy metals or high oxidative stress might be contributing to learning or behavioral disorders.