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Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics — Personalized Nutrition for the 21st Century

Nutrigenomics is a personalized nutrition approach that supports your health according to your own unique genetic profile and variations or SNPs.

Having a genetic SNP does not necessarily result in suboptimal health. The SNP has to first be activated or turned on. And, only some SNPs are clinically relevant.


An Easy 2 Step Process
Genetic Data (either 23andme or Ancestry.com) + PureGenomics™ = Key Insights Into Your Health

I use the data from the popular 23andme at-home genetic saliva test kits to run reports through PureGenomics on nutritionally related genes.

The PureGenomics™ nutrigenomics program is a unique individualized nutritional solution developed by Pure Encapsulations, in collaboration with Nathan Morris, M.D. and Kelly Heim, Ph.D.

PureGenomics addresses the most important research-based SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) related to:

  • Methylation Pathway (including MTHFR)***
  • Vitamin A Status
  • Vitamin D Status
  • Detoxification and Antioxidant Defenses
  • Metabolism and Weight Management
  • Cognition and Memory
  • Glucose Homeostasis
  • Immune Defense

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The PureGenomics program includes recommended dietary changes and targeted nutrition supplements to support SNPs that may be expressed.

Many things in your environment can trigger a SNP, such as your nutrition, infections, environmental toxins, stress, pregnancy, to name a few.

Nutrigenomics focuses on how foods and food constituents can affect the expression of your genes

Nutrigenomics strategies include nutrition support to:

  • help to boost the function of a less efficient gene
  • rebalance an upregulated gene
  • address nutritional requirements of alternate pathways that are functioning normally.

There are 3 Easy Steps to Participate in the PureGenomics™ Program

Here’s how the PureGenomics program works:

1. TEST for nutritionally relevant SNPs with saliva-based personal genome analysis kits by 23andMe or Ancestry.com, personal genomics and biotechnology companies.

2. TRANSLATE results to nutritional recommendations with an innovative web application designed by Pure Encapsulations.

3. TARGET with personalized nutritional support. Pure Encapsulations PureGenomics platform of products supports the methylation pathway with targeted ingredients at clinically relevant doses, and in clinically relevant forms.

Contact me if you are interested in learning more about, or participating in PureGenomics, the nutrigenomics program, from Pure Encapsulations.

Order a Puregenomics Consultation

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Additional Nutrigenomics Offerings: I also offer Nutrition Counseling using other genetic reports that examine a more extensive profile of genes. If you are interested, please contact me for more information.


***Why Is Methylation So Key to Good Health?

Methylation is foundational throughout your body – for neuroprotection, emotional wellness, cognition, detoxification, cellular protection, cardiovascular health, and more.

Methylation requires a variety of nutrients and plays indispensible roles in:

  • neurotransmitter production
  • hormone detoxification
  • amino acid production
  • ability to utilize and assimilate vitamins
  • homocysteine clearance
  • cell membrane structure
  • DNA synthesis and gene regulation

More About Nutrigenomics

From Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, of which I am a member:

“As genetic science moves forward with lightning-fast speed, researchers have begun to understand that while certain individuals have genetic predispositions to developing certain diseases, the diseases may not actually occur.

Why do some genetically-predisposed people get sick, while others do not?

In many cases, some component of diet triggers, enhances, or suppresses certain gene interactions.

Some dietary factors lead to increased protection from disease in susceptible individuals, while other dietary factors lead to increased risk of disease.

Nutrigenomics concentrates on the impact of diet and lifestyle factors, such as food, nutrition, stress, and toxins on gene expression.”


Nutrigenomics is in Its Infancy

It is estimated by the Human Genome Project that there are about 20,000 protein coding genes, most of which we understand very little or nothing about.

With further development of science and research, the number of genes we can nutritionally support for enhanced health continues to grow.

 

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