Genetic profile testing is becoming widely available. One of the better-known tests looks for mutations on the BRCA1 and BRAC2 genes. Women who have inherited these mutations are at a much greater risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer than the general population. Genetics counseling can help these women evaluate their personal risk, and help direct their future health care.
Some blood testing labs include values for methylation factors (MTHF C677T or A1298C), platelet genetics (CYP2C19*2*3), Factor V Leiden (G1691A), Apoliproprotein E (T471C), and others.
Affordable saliva testing through 23andme.com can provide an even broader spectrum of genetic factors, indicating places on your genetic map where mutations – called SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) – occur.
The discussion about what these SNPs may mean in regards to your health is relatively new, but this kind of testing presents an exciting opportunity to improve our ability to address each individual’s very unique needs, based on their genetic make-up.
Pati is endeavoring to follow this discussion, and use genetic testing results to inform her muscle-testing analysis. If you have pursued genetics testing and find the results bewildering, Pati will be able to clarify and consolidate the information in a way you can both understand and use. Because this information is involved and takes time to input, print, and discuss, a dedicated appointment needs to be scheduled for this evaluation.
You will receive a detailed report compiling and analyzing your SNPs, including: Variants that Impact Gut Health and Digestion; Krebs Cycle; Detoxification Capacity; Methylation pathways; Methionine Cycle; Transsulfuration pathway; Neurotransmitter pathways; Inflammation management via Nitric oxide pathways; DNA repair pathways; Variants impacting exercise and fitness potential; and Electrical Sensitivity potential.