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GENETIC TESTING
DIET AND WEIGHT LOSS PANEL


Why do some crave food more than others? 

Why do some cut back on calories and still struggle to lose weight?

Weight loss is complex; There is no one-size-fits-all approach. While a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine are enough for some to stay healthy and trim, it may not be enough for others. Others may have underlying health issues that make it difficult or nearly impossible to lose weight. Your unique genetic make-up is what determines how your body will respond to a weight loss plan.  We aim to help people better understand their own body through their genes and find a customized path to living healthy and achieving weight loss including dietary and exercise recommendation tailored to your genetics.

GENETIC TESTING FOR SMART AND HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
Fast weight loss is not necessarily smart or healthy weight loss. While weight loss drugs and other fast weight loss solutions may bring quick results, they rarely last and may cause dangerous side effects. Health and developing a healthy lifestyle should be at the core of any weight loss goals. Slower weight loss is more likely to leave you with your earned results longer and help introduce sustainable healthy habits. But how can slow weight loss occur if our bodies are dealing with other underlying issues? 

WHAT DO GENES HAVE TO DO WITH WEIGHT LOSS?
Carrying fat does not necessarily imply unhealthy habits.  Genetics contribute 40-86% of the variability in our body weight, diet and exercise make up the rest. Our genes help determine how generous a body is at burning energy / fat. Some genes associated with fat deposition, keep weight loss from being attainable. 

POSSIBLE HEALTH ROADBLOCKS BEHIND WEIGHT LOSS
Inflammation, mitochondria, and methylation are three key areas of our DNA test for weight loss that make up the genetic aspects of the weight loss equation. Low inflammation in the body is ideal for weight loss. Inflammation can be caused by allergies or other environmental factors. Since inflammation is a reaction from the immune system, the body interprets inflammation as the body being in crisis. In some, this may trigger fat to be stored in preparation for prolonged crisis. The body also seeing exercising as stress on the systems. Exercising while struggling with inflammation may even cause one to gain more weight. Mitochondria, the “powerhouse” of the cell, provides the body with energy from food. A greater number of mitochondria within cells can help develop a raised metabolism, aiding the burning of more calories and fat. If mitochondria isn’t properly receiving food or isn’t programmed properly, it’s difficult for one’s metabolism to operate at 100%. The body also needs to be methylating properly because methylation feeds mitochondria so that one can burn calories. These elements are further complicated by age, hormones, and more. 

DNA TESTING FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Weight loss is ultimately a pathway to better overall health, a longer life. Diet and exercise are cornerstones to weight loss but genetics may make tackling those aspects more difficult. Confronting genetic shortcoming can help optimize your weight loss journey and place less stress on your body during the process. Start your smart weight loss today with our weight loss panel and the solutions to put in place.  In your report you will get powerful information about your genetics along with dietary recommendations, guidelines for physical activity and other suggestions to help boost fast, effective weight loss.


Other areas genetic testing can help with:

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