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What Genomics Can Do For Your Practice

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Typical one-size-fits-all, trial and error, and crisis-driven approaches to healthcare are expensive, inefficient, and out-of-date. Effective prevention strategies are limited. More personalized approaches to healthcare are growing, but they still often …

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Genomics and Personalized Wellness: Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight Are you a corporate executive, medical or HR director who is considering or interested in providing genomic testing to your employees? Do you have concerns, are confused or need clarity about which DNA-based testing will provide your company and employees the most value? We can help. Having pioneered genomic testing in …

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Genomic Testing & Personalized Medicine Support Workplace Wellness

Genomic Testing & Personalized Medicine Support Workplace Wellness You may have noticed the terms personalized medicine, individualized or personalized dietary plans, nutrigenomics, and precision medicine cropping up in the news, at professional conferences, or even among conversations with family and coworkers. All these refer to a new technology called genomics, developed as part of the …

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The “Omics” Revolution is Changing Healthcare

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 treatment and prevention. In this article, we will provide an overview of some of the …

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Migraines

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 understanding of migraine pathophysiology. Evaluating a person’s genomic profile identifies susceptibility to developing migraines, and enables evidence-based, personalized prevention and treatment …

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Weight Management

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, reducing consumption of sugar and processed foods, exercising regularly, and drinking plenty of water all …

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Men’s Health

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 genomic profile is a highly-effective first step in being able to personalize prevention or treatment. Cumulative estrogen exposure can …

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Comprehensive Testing For Personalized Answers

Comprehensive Testing for Personalized Answers Our genomic testing can evaluate predispositions for hundreds of health conditions, and processing of more than 200 medications. We design our Ultimate Wellness nutritional genomic test to target a wide array of biological areas and metabolic pathways associated with health and disease. Our comprehensive, gender-specific reports provide DNA-directed guidance for …

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Women’s Health

Women’s Health Estrogen metabolism is one of the most important factors influencing a women’s health. The majority – 70% – of breast cancer cases are estrogen-induced. Only 10-15% of all cases are due to hereditary gene mutations such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. Understanding a woman’s genomic profile associated with estrogen detoxification can provide personalized strategies …

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Depression, Anxiety & Addictions

Depression, Anxiety & Addiction 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. They also account for a top cause of disability and associated workplace costs worldwide. Emotional health involves complex interactions between an individual’s DNA, …

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Athletic Performance

Athletic Performance People who are physically active tend to live longer. Regular exercise is important for stress reduction, weight management, brain functioning, detoxification, and much more. High performance athletes demand more from their nutrition and training as they reach for faster times, better performance. Aerobic Performance, Nutrition, Injury + Recovery There are more than 70 genes linked …

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Personalized Nutrition

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 the nutritional needs unique to your personal genetic makeup. Humans are 99% genetically …

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Cancer Susceptibility

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 has identified that—without ever being aware of the threat—individuals resist an average of …

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The Path To Personalized Medicine

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 medicine would be easy as it is effective. Genomic testing and analysis, and …

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Healthy Aging

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 our understanding of the aging process and enabled the development of personalized interventions that help people lead longer, healthier, more vibrant and active …

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Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes & Stroke

Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Stroke Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide, responsible for the deaths of 600,000 American every year. Heart attacks are popularly considered a men’s health issue, but women are just as likely to be affected, and are more likely to die …

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Detoxification

Detoxification According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than 80,000 toxic chemicals have been developed in the last century. And most of them have not been evaluated for their impact on human health. These toxins in our food and the environment can overwhelm the natural detoxification process. When this happens, disease can result. Conditions …

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Your Personal Nutrient Requirements

Personalizing Nutrient Requirements Food is the foundation of healthy living. Now advances in genomic medicine are providing the tools you need to create personalized diet plans – with even more precision. Nutrients promote growth, development, and maintenance of the human organism, a complicated orchestration involving many biological systems. Nutrients can effect gene expressions that influence cell …

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