What's Holding You Back?
Nutritional Genetics and MTHFR
Are you tired of trying various medications, but none of them seem to work? Or maybe they improve your symptoms, but the side effects are too much to bear? There are many reasons why some medications or supplements may work for one person but not for the next, and we can cut out the process of trial and error through nutrigenomics.
Nutrigenomics is the process of analyzing DNA to devise an individualized treatment plan. Through a simple cheek swab, we are able to identify different genetic mutations and how they affect your body’s ability to absorb and use vital nutrients and vitamins. Slight changes in your genetics can affect a number of processes in your body, including how you process medications and react to environmental toxins.
We believe in personalized medicine, and the best way to do that is by analyzing your unique genes. While we cannot change the mutations in the genes themselves, we can change the environment in which they exist. This “environment” is comprised of diet, lifestyle, medications, and environmental toxins. This is also known as epigenetics. Nutrigenomics is the key to revealing the ideal diet and lifestyle to help you reach optimal health.
Nutrigenomics can be utilized for a wide range of goals, from identifying the cause (and ideal treatment) of fatigue, depression, anxiety, and autoimmune disorders to optimizing athletic performance. None of our bodies are perfect-- they all contain small mutations in individual genes, which make us susceptible to different diseases and affect the way our bodies work.
By looking at your unique genetic mutations, we can find the areas of your metabolism that are not working at their full capacity. Your health begins at a cellular level, and in order for it to improve, we must treat it at a cellular level. For example, mitochondrial function and methylation are key to your body’s use of energy and stamina. If we are able to identify mutations in these areas, we can help you to choose the correct supplements and nutrients to feed your body. This will help your mitochondria to work more efficiently, which in turn gives you more energy and can help you to be healthier and happier.
If you are looking to optimize your athletic performance, improve your energy, or get to the root of long-lasting symptoms, we can help. Nutrigenomic testing can benefit anyone.
MTHFR is a gene that codes for an important metabolic enzyme. This enzyme controls methylation and influences many functions in our bodies. Genetic mutations in MTHFR result in poor methylation-- a process used by our bodies to generate energy, create neurotransmitters (like serotonin and dopamine), and transport nutrients. Without proper methylation, our bodies are not able to function at their full potential, leaving us with low energy, brain fog, headaches, fatigue, addiction, and difficulty sleeping. MTHFR mutations are also linked to conditions such as depression, anxiety, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid dysfunction.
An MTHFR mutation can be found through nutrigenomic testing. By detecting an MTHFR mutation, we will work with you to create a personalized dietary outline and supplement recommendations. Improving your methylation can help you to curve cravings, focus, sleep better, gain energy, and improve your overall quality of life. If you are tired of being told by doctors that there is nothing causing your brain fog, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, or lack of focus, call us today to schedule a consult-- MTHFR may be the problem, and we can help.
MTHFR is one of the genes tested by our Genetic Protocol 55 gene panel, along with other genes that are equally important in the methylation pathway.