Genomics and Metabolomic Testing for Personalized Medicine
With the continued increase of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's/Dementia, Diabetes and Obesity, it is critical to know your risks. Genomic testing looks at your potential risks and what you can do about it now. Having a genetic risk for Alzheimer's is real but lifestyle interventions started early can prevent this gene from being expressed. You can control your genetic risks.
How do you know if you need to take certain vitamins and minerals? Testing can show you what your deficiencies are and what is needed. Vitamins and minerals are cofactors for biochemical processes and are absolutely critical for your enzymes to function. Optimal levels are what is needed for health. The RDA is only what is recommended for prevention of disease.
Your microbiome is more than just a collection of microbes in your GI tract. It is considered an organ that preprocesses everything we eat and drink and is also considered the largest immune organ of the body. Maintaining a large biodiversity is critical for optimal health and testing can show an overgrowth of candida or other opportunistic and potentially pathogenetic bacteria that may be contributing to chronic health conditions.
The metabolome is a collection of small molecules, commonly known as metabolites, within cells, biofluids, tissues or organisms. Collectively, these small molecules and their interactions within a biological system are known as the metabolome. Testing metabolites tells about your current state of health. When disease, genetic mutations or environmental factors disturb an organisms biological system, its metabolic profile changes. We can test these in your blood and urine.