Everyone’s genes are different, and our genes affect all aspects of our health and well-being. Your genetic makeup even affects how your body processes certain nutrients, and which medical treatments, procedures, or therapies may or may not work for you.
Identifying your genetic profile, including your genetic strengths and vulnerabilities, can help to create a dietary and exercise plan to optimize your personal health and wellness. If you wish to know more about your genetic profile and how it might impact your health and wellness, consider booking your appointment for nutrigenomics testing in New York at our clinic. Our experienced wellness doctor, Dr. Jacobson, will happily address any concerns you may have about this process and answer questions. Contact our clinic today to learn more.
You may remember from your high school biology class that your DNA is strung together by nucleotides, each of which is made from a specific combination of phosphates, sugars, and one of four nucleobases: adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), or thymine (T). Your overall genetic makeup is made from the unique ways in which these nucleotides are strung together. Your genetic makeup is also what makes you vulnerable, or immune, to certain diseases and conditions.
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common type of genomic variation between humans – this is when one base is swapped for another (i.e., a C nucleobase molecule may be substituted for a T nucleobase molecule). Every person’s genome can contain four to five million total SNPs. Each of these SNPs represents a genetic divergence in body function.
Most SNPs are “silent” and do not affect your health or well-being. However, a number of SNPs are correlated with increased or decreased risks of developing disease. SNP variations can also predict how your body will react to certain medications and even which foods and exercise strategies are best for you. This phenomenon is the core of nutrigenomics testing. Through nutrigenomics testing, New York patients can learn about how their unique SNPs impact their health.
With the help of nutrigenomics testing, Dr. Jacobson can help you identify a variety of conditions and medical issues you are susceptible to. A generalized wellness panel could highlight genetic markers associated with various deficiencies (e.g., dopamine), mood disorders, immune disorders, and chronic fatigue. Nutrigenomics could also identify nutritional strategies that can help you optimize your diet and health.
A more focused panel could identify and address specific issues, such as infertility risks. A focused panel could also identify the SNPs which are associated with chronic conditions, such as the development of conditions like chronic pain, various neurological disorders, developmental issues, and even Type II diabetes.
Additionally, Dr. Jacobson can help you understand and identify how nutrigenomics testing in New York can give you a complete and extensive portrait of your personal health and wellness. Once your nutrigenomics test results come back, you will discuss their implications in detail with Dr. Jacobson and develop a strategic plan for maximizing your well-being.
If you struggle with inexplicable chronic health problems, issues, or symptoms that are resistant to other forms of treatment, it may be worth exploring whether your genetic makeup is the root cause.
Our clinic offers nutrigenomics testing in New York, which can identify the genetic markers that uniquely impact your body, your health, and your wellness. This process could help you understand exactly what you need to do to get healthier and feel your best. Do you have any questions about nutrigenomics testing? We can help – Dr. Jacobson would be delighted to provide you with advice, guidance, and support. Call today for more information or to schedule a consultation for nutrigenomics testing in New York.