Genomic testing can provide the knowledgeable practitioner with the opportunity to explore your weaknesses and how the environment will interact with you (epigenetics). Nutrigenomics is how we can personalize and individualize our nutrition program based on your body and organ needs ascertained from examination of your DNA.
Pharmacogenics are important to determine how our body metabolizes medications and to alert providers of possible drug-drug interactions. Not knowing your genetics or genomic phenotypes is like trying to navigate an obstacle course with a blindfold on. Some would state "I don't want to know my risk for a disease", but those who understand the impact of genomic testing will race to learn what obstacle may lay ahead and what steps they can take to avoid it. Those that choose to learn of their "Achilles' heel" and adhere to a plan for good health will reap the enormous benefits of good health and disease prevention. Those that ignore this crucial predictive testing, will likely succumb to chronic illness, fall down the slippery slope into chronic disease, polypharmacy and the revolving door of sick-medicine.
Many people go throughout life not knowing their genetic makeup which can have a major impact on their lives. Knowing this important information sooner than later is key. Most insurance programs will cover the cost of genomic phenotype testing, but there are alternatives. We have teamed up with Zimetry to provide our patients with access to affordable lab testing.