Precision Medicine is Individualized Medicine
Medicine is not a one size fits all kind of thing. That is now a fact…thanks to the technology that has allowed us to precisely direct your healthcare and wellness based on knowledge of your unique DNA. By utilizing your DNA, we can craft an individualized approach to your healthcare and avoid many of the ailments that patients develop under the traditional approach. Shouldn’t an approach to your health and wellness be designed for JUST YOU?
Just a few of the examples of the things we find with DNA testing and how we use them to optimize your health and wellness:
1. Altered Vitamin D binding protein-Puts a patient as risk for very low Vitamin D levels and the health consequences that come with that. We optimize this by giving patients much higher Vitamin D dosages to overcome this genetic disadvantage.
2. MTHFR-a genetic disadvantage that doesn’t allow appropriate conversion of folate to the metabolically active form of folate. Decreased levels of the MTHFR SNP can be overcome with the active form of folate, thus preventing defective DNA methylation, a critical reaction that we all need for literally thousands of vital biochemical reactions.
3. Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS)-one enzyme responsible for the production of Nitric Oxide (NO). Nitric Oxide is made in endothelial cell (cells that line blood vessels) and is responsible for allowing vessels to get larger, or vasodilate. This is critical in blood flow regulation and prevention of disease. If there are SNPs for this enzyme we can recommend supplementation with arginine and citrulline (the precursors of NO).
There are literally thousands of these disadvantages that can be found with genetic analysis, and the main goal of precision medicine is finding them and optimizing them in order to optimize health and wellness and prevent disease.
We can take any genetic disadvantage you have and overcome it/optimize it.