Pharmacogenomics, Epigenetics & Functional Nutrition
Have you ever heard the phrase “You are what you eat.”? Well it is only partially true. You are MORE than what you eat. You are also the environment you live and work in, your mindset, your genetics as well as your nutritional intake.
Pharmacogenomics is a review of your genetics and how your body processess medications. It is especially useful when you are taking a lot of medications, having a lot of side effects from medications, or want to know which medications will work best with your genetics. This is very helpful to streamline the process in finding a medication to treat depression or anxiety.
Epigenetics is the study of how genes are expressed based on individual factors including mindset, environmental toxin exposure, activity level and nutritional status. This involves a comprehensive medical background review to access current health status and provide insight and plans for improving health and quality of life. This can also involve some genetic testing to see what extra support you may need to help your gene expression in a more effective way.
In addition, utilizing a functional nutrition component to assesses your current nutritional status can help you to create a realistic nutritional plan to help you become successful in your wellness journey. This will involve looking at your current diet, symptoms, and medical history to provide guidance to help your body heal.