How would you like to experience game-changing information that could rocket your health into a new dimension? Do you prefer joyous prevention over a “Let the Shoe Drop” mentality? Perhaps genomic testing and counseling may be just what you are looking for!
We are excited to share with you a unique offering that we have added to our practice: genomics using IntellxxDNA. Genomics is the science of small changes called variants in your DNA. IntellxxDNA genomics allows us to provide to you state of the art personalized medicine. Your DNA is ultimately your “book of you” or your “user manual.” Getting to know yourself down to the DNA level can truly help you optimize your health.
IntellxxDNA allows our functional medicine physician to look at over 600 variants in your DNA that help make you unique, but also are modifiable and can contribute to chronic diseases such as cognitive decline, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, gut issues and more. It also allows our doctor to look at gene variants related to how various nutrients and hormones are transported throughout your body and into your brain, and identify nutrients and hormones that you may need more or less of than others.
Chronic illness is not due to one gene, but due to the combination of many small gene variants and how they interact with our diet, lifestyle and environment. Inflammation and genes involved in tissue repair and detoxification also contribute strongly to chronic disease.
Some of the kinds of patients who have strongly benefited from IntellxxDNA include patients with a family history of memory problems. Cognition and memory concerns can come from genes involved in inflammation, nerve degeneration, amyloid processing, brain growth factors, brain vitamin and nutrient carriers, clotting factors and so much more. If your memory is not where you want it to be or you have already had a parent start to show signs of cognitive decline, IntellxxDNA can be a powerful tool for helping to guide you with targeted prevention of memory loss.
Other patients that likely will benefit from IntellxxDNA are people with intermittent IBS (untangling whether it is gluten, histamine intolerance, other causes of gut permeability). IntellxxDNA can also be used to help optimize weight and blood sugar, help you understand some of the underlying contributing factors to heart disease, macular degeneration, cataracts, osteoporosis or other health issues that run in your families. For others, genomics is just about helping to create overall wellness and personalized prevention.
The genes we would explore together are not your destiny but instead your roadmap for optimal wellness. The majority of gene variants in the IntellxxDNA report can be “modified” by diet, lifestyle, and supplementation.
Here are the genomic tests we offer:
- Comprehensive Medical overview that includes over 20 panels such as Cardiac, Detox, Hypertension, Macular Degeneration, Thyroid, Diabetes, Gluten intolerance, Osteoporosis, Obesity/weight control
- Brain Optimization overview that includes over 25 panels such as Cognition and Memory, Stroke, Brain changes, Hormones, Metals Detox, Inflammatory markers, Vitamin optimization.
Complete Genomic Package that includes the Comprehensive Medical and the Brain Optimization overviews.
Dr. Patty DiBlasio, MD, MPH
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DOCTOR
Michelle Miller, MSACN
Dr. Rudy Gehrman, DC
CEO & FOUNDER
Dr. Stephen Szaro, DC
CLINIC SUPERVISOR & CHIROPRACTOR
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