Genetics are not the full picture, but they are a big part when combined with health history and some data to see how genetics are expressing. The interaction between genetics, your diet, exposures to your environment and health data results, yield much info wrt your ongoing health.
Many contact me because of MTHFR SNPs, but they are not the full picture. Health is a bigger picture that includes upstream and downstream of and from MTHFR SNPs. The biochemical pathways must be addressed in proper order, and take diet and environment into consideration. For example delivering methyl folate and methyl B12 often backfires as down stream is blocked. A Phased in approach is best.
The Comprehensive support we provide is not limited by time constraints and watching the clock. Rather, its better if individualized support is open-ended and includes follow-up support, which may include adjustments based on subsequent test data. Some initial consults take 2.5 hours and others may take up to 4 hours. We want to provide that flexibility to our clients.
In my past life, it was all about the clock and billing as an IP Attorney. I do not want that now, as best health outcome is predicated on open and flowing conversation, without watching the clock. Discussing your health history including Mom and Dad health issues (genetics), and things like your personal GI health and sleep are a portion of first 20 minutes of talk time. Be prepared to discuss.
At Nutrigenomics Wellness, we incorporate the principles of Functional Medicine, knowledge of individual genetics, knowledge of biochemical pathways, a comprehensive health history and often cutting edge testing, to provide you with an individualized Initial Health Plan. The individualized Health Plan is also based on a face-to-face (or Skype/phone) Initial Consultation to gather additional data beyond what can be written in a questionnaire. We will also review your SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and discuss. Any additional health testing data that you provide will be considered before the Consultation. The more data you provide, the better, as I can analyze your genetics in combo with your heath history to see what expresses. After the Initial Consultation, you will be receiving your Initial Individualized Health Plan. The Plan may take a few days to complete/get to you after the Consultation. Sometimes we will need to do additional research and take time as cases are becoming more complicated.
I am researching brain health these days as I am 60 with an APOE4 SNP and my Dad died a slow death from dementia. Many have brain issues (nervous system issues) with APOE4 SNP.
The Endocannabinoid system is key to immune system and gut and brain health. I am also writing a book on same.
Yes, our bodies (including brain) evolved with plants and Enocannabinoid receptors. Plant based diet and some animal proteins and good fats are key to good health.
I only want to work with clients who are willing to make dietary changes if need be, and who are serious about their health. Please do not contact me if you are not willing to address your health issues head-on. I am tough as you are spending dollars to get well; I want those dollars to be well spent. Cynthia