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GENETIC TESTING
NEUROLOGICAL / PSYCH


Who needs this panel?

  • Adult ADD / ADHD

  • Headaches / Migraine / Cluster

  • Seizure Disorders

  • Post Concussion Syndrome

  • Tics / Tourette’s

  • Vertigo / Dizziness

  • Anxiety Disorder / Depression / Major Affective Disorder

  • Bi-polar

  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia / Memory Loss

  • Schizophrenia / Psychosis

  • Macular Degeneration

  • ALS

  • Parkinson’s / Gait Disorders

  • Neuropathies / Neuralgias


Have you ever found yourself getting into a mood at the beginning of the day and not being able to shake it? Or do you find yourself going through life and emotionally gliding through whatever comes your way? No matter which you consider yourself, there is a connection between mood and genetics. For example, those with the COMT single-nucleotide polymorphism, or SNP, experience a difficult time calming down or regulating excitatory neurotransmitters. But what are neurotransmitters (NTs) and their relationship to SNPs?

BRAIN CHEMISTRY OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS
Billions of neurons exist in the brain. These cells share information with other nerve cells through electrical impulses, allowing for thought and communication throughout the body. Neurotransmitters inform many necessary processes like getting your stomach to digest, your heart to beat, or your lungs to breathe. While all neurotransmitters transmit information, they do not all do so in the same manner or with the same intention.

SEROTONIN & DOPAMINE - TECHNICALLY THE ONLY TWO THINGS YOU ENJOY
There are “inhibitory” neurotransmitters and “excitatory” neurotransmitters. Inhibitory neurotransmitters work to counterbalance excitatory neurotransmitters and are considered the “feel-good” neurotransmitters. GABA, serotonin, and dopamine are among a few. They allow the brain to calm and feel balanced. Excitatory neurotransmitters are responsible for motivation, focus, anxiety, stress, and more. Norepinephrine and epinephrine (noradrenaline and adrenaline) are classified as excitatory, stimulating the brain.

IMBALANCE OF INHIBITORY & EXCITATORY NEUROTRANSMITTERS
It’s not uncommon for the body to run out of inhibitory neurotransmitters when one has overactive excitatory neurotransmitters. When inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters are not working together and are imbalanced, moods like anger, agitation, anxiety, depression can occur. Change in weight, sleep issues, and poor concentration can also be a byproduct. An estimated 86% of Americans have an imbalance between inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters.

Genes Associated With Depression
Depression is not genetically inherited, but the potential for depression in each person is epigenetically modified by environment, stress, genetic makeup and nutritional health. In the nutrigenomic world, the depression risk factors are associated with two genes that are associated with a higher risk of developing depression. These genes do not guarantee any person will get depression. 


FOUNDATION / METHYLATION

·     Mood or Sleep Problems

·     Issues with Fatigue

·     Neurological Symptoms

·     Immune Challenges

·     Detoxification Weakness

·     MTHFR, MTRR, FOLR


GASTROINTESTINAL (GI)

·     IBS

·     Chronic Constipation

·     Chronic Diarrhea

·     Intermittent Intestinal Pain

·     Mast Cell Disorder

·     Chronic Reflux

·     Recurrent Intestinal Infections

·     Numerous Food Allergies


MEN’S HEALTH

·     Fatigue / Sleep Problems

·     Weight Gain

·     Low Sex Drive

·     Male Pattern Baldness

·     Abnormal Breast Enlargement

·     Testicular Atrophy

·     High Blood Pressure

·     Loss of Strength

·     Currently taking Testosterone Supplementation

NEUROLOGICAL / PSYCH

·     Adult ADD / ADHD

·     Headaches / Migraine / Cluster

·     Seizure Disorders

·     Vertigo / Dizziness

·     Bi-Polar

·     Neuropathies / Neuralgias

·     Schizophrenia / Psychosis

·     Parkinson’s / Gait Disorders

·     Alzheimer’s/ Dementia/ Memory Loss

·     Anxiety Disorders / Depression


CHRONIC PAIN

·     Arthritis / Joint Pain

·     Headaches / Migraines

·     Inflammatory Bowel Disease

·     Felling of Pins / Needles

·     Fibromyalgia

·     Back Spasms

·     Stomach Pain

·     Unexplained Pain

AUTO-IMMUNE / INFLAMMATORY

·     Asthma

·     Chronic Infections

·     Eczema / Psoriasis

·     Any Auto-Immune Disease

·     Rheumatoid Arthritis

·     Lupus

·     Sjogren’s

·     Inflammatory Bowel Disease

·     Chronic Dry Eyes

·     Hashimoto’s

·     Chronic Fatigue

·     Immune Weakness


WOMEN’S HEALTH

·     Irregular Menstrual Cycles

·     Weight Gain

·     History of Cystic Ovaries (PCOS)

·     Hair Loss

·     Recurring Breast Tenderness

·     Fibrocystic Breast

·     Excess Facial or Body Hair

·     Post-Menopausal Hormone Replacement

·     Family History of Infertility or Miscarriage

·     Family history of Breast / Ovarian or Endometrial Cancer

·     Family History of Hypothyroidism

·     Family History of Obesity

·     Family History of Diabetes

·     Family History of Pre-eclampsia