What Is Genetic Testing?
Genetic Testing can be a big piece of the puzzle! However, this information does also require further analysis as the science is still relatively new. Also, just because you have a specific gene, doesn’t mean it’s “expressed” or “turned on.” Our naturopathic physician can use the information from this test to help you decide which pieces to take action on, and which to not.
How Do I Get Started With Genetic Testing?
All you need is a 23andMe® or Ancestry® DNA Kit. If you’ve already done one, great! Once it’s completed, your raw DNA data can be very easily downloaded and then uploaded to your Pure Genomics Account for FREE.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page and send us a quick email. We will set up your Pure Genomics Account free of charge. It will automatically send you instructions on how to download and upload your raw DNA data. Its very easy!
What Do I Do With My Genetic Testing Results?
With the results of this genetic test, we can provide you with individualized, actionable reports that make evidence-based nutritional and lifestyle recommendations that are customized for your unique genetic profile. It takes the guess work out of building you a highly personalized nutritional plan and gives you some really in depth information about what you should be eating and what you should not be eating.
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Our Naturopathic Doctor can view your genetic testing results and work with you to determine which areas are top priority, which require further investigation such as lab tests, and which are low priority and not worth pursuing. The last thing we want you to do is waste your time and money on things that are not going to make a significant change in your health and wellness.
GENETIC TRAIT CATEGORIES YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
Vitamins, Minerals and Omega 3: these indicate your body’s ability to make and use specific nutrients.
Energy and Fitness: traits related to your exercise performance potential
Injury Risk: how prone to damage is your body during high-intensity or endurance training.
Exercise Response: traits related to your body’s ability to perform under certain exercise conditions.
Antioxidant and Cellular Defence: your body’s ability to render toxic substances harmless and remove them from your body
Cardiovascular Health: traits related to the health of your heart and blood vessels
Glucose Metabolism: your body’s ability to process sugar and convert it to energy or store it in cells
Gastrointestinal Health: traits related to the health of your digestive tract
Metabolic Support: how efficiently your body uses certain nutrients from diet, and tendency for cravings
Cognitive Health and Memory: traits responsible for your ability to remember, your mental capacity for learning and thinking
Immune Health: factors related to the performance of your immune system
PureGenomics Reports support healthcare providers like our Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Lise Maltais, with the science to help translate genetic information into real-life health solutions, through tools and education in the fields of genomic testing and nutrigenomics.
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Check out this very interesting article:
Scientific American: Evidence-Based Wellness Emerges as an Industry