About Genomics

About Genomics

What Genomics Can Do For Your Practice

Genomic medicine is transforming healthcare, and enabling an entirely new business model for physicians and nutrition professionals. Typical one-size-fits-all, trial and error, and crisis-driven approaches to healthcare are expensive, inefficient, and out-of-date....

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Pharmacogenomics

Adverse drug reactions, over prescribing, under prescribing, and trial-and-error attempts to identify appropriate medications puts patients at risk and wastes billions of dollars every year. Half of the U.S. adult population uses at least one medication on a regular...

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The “Omics” Revolution is Changing Healthcare

The “Omics” revolution represents truly personalized, precision medicine. The term “omics” has penetrated virtually every field of medicine - from cancer treatment, to medication management, to personalized diet and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease...

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Introduction to Genomics

A genome is a complete set of genetic instructions. With 20,000–25,000 genes that contain over 3 billion base pairs of DNA, our genome provides the blueprint for everything that happens in our bodies. Genomics identifies and analyzes variations in the DNA called...

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Migraines

Migraine headaches are one of the most common neurological disorders worldwide, affecting between 10–20% of the adult population. Migraines are caused by an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. Genomic studies have dramatically increased our...

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Weight Management

Obesity is a growing public health concern both in the U.S. and worldwide: One out of every three U.S. adults are obese Nearly 20% of U.S. children struggle with obesity Genetic contribution to obesity is estimated at 40–70% Eating fresh, whole foods,...

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Men’s Health

Heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases rank at the top of men’s health concerns. A multitude of factors are involved, and the fact that every person is genetically different adds to this complexity. Analyzing a patient’s unique...

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Comprehensive Testing For Personalized Answers

Genomic testing can evaluate predispositions for hundreds of health conditions, and processing of more than 200 medications. Genoma International designs our nutritional genomic tests to target the specific biological areas and metabolic pathways associated with...

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Women’s Health

Estrogen metabolism is one of the most important factors influencing a women’s health. 70% of breast cancer cases are estrogen-induced. 10-15% of all cases are due to hereditary gene mutations such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. Understanding a woman’s genomic profile associated...

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Depression, Anxiety & Addictions

Mental health issues are a silent epidemic. Drug and alcohol addiction afflicts one in ten Americans. Major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder impact 6–7% of the U.S. population. Emotional health involves complex interactions between an individual’s neurogenetic...

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Personalized Nutrition

What Does My Body Really Need? Certain general guidelines apply to a healthy lifestyle—eat lots of fresh foods, reduce the intake of sugar and processed foods, and drink plenty of water. But any one-size-fits-all dietary program will inevitably fall short of providing...

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Healthy Aging

Human longevity is a polygenic trait, meaning multiple genes are responsible for overall health. The Human Genome Project advanced medical science in the understanding of which genes are involved in specific metabolic or disease processes. Genomics has improved...

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Athletic Performance

Aerobic Performance, Nutrition, Injury + Recovery People who are physically active tend to live longer. Regular exercise is important for stress reduction, weight management, brain functioning, detoxification, and much more. There are more than 70 genes linked to...

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Cancer Susceptibility

1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year. By 2020, this number is expected to increase to 2 million, overtaking heart disease as the leading cause of death in America. The National Institute of Health identified that—without ever...

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The Path To Personalized Medicine

This interview with Karen Rider initially appeared in The Progressive Physician. If doctors could magically peer into the genomics of each patient to prescribe the right treatment, at the right time, in the right amount, delivering personalized...

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Detoxification

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than 80,000 toxic chemicals have been developed in the last century. These toxins in our food and the environment can overwhelm the natural detoxification process. When this happens, disease can result....

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