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The Human Genome Project
is revolutionizing the practice of medicine
I have some incredible news for you today: Affordable genetic
testing is a reality now, and is available through my office! No
longer a science fiction pipe-dream, measuring your genetic individuality is
now a practical and cost-effective reality.
Knowledge is Power!
Imagine knowing what your genetic vulnerability to some of the most life
threatening diseases might be. Now imagine the peace of mind in
knowing, without doubt, what you can do to truly help prevent these
diseases from occurring?
You have the power to begin to take the reins of your health destiny
into your own hands.
We’ve all heard about the health nut who eats a perfect diet, runs 10
miles a day, has the cholesterol of an 18 year old vegetarian, and who drops
dead of a heart attack at 40. The question has to by Why??
The answer is often found in individual mutations in the genetic code.
This is not a rare problem
Genetic defects are not rare - some have a prevalence of over 50%. The
good news is the way these genes affect health can be modified by changes in
nutrition, diet, herbs, and lifestyle.
Who Should Take These Tests?
Ideally, everyone should take every test, but they are especially
important if there is a history of heart problems, cancer, osteoporosis,
allergies, asthma, etc. These tests are also important if any family
members have any of these conditions.
What Do The Tests Show?
The most important thing about these tests is that they only test for
health challenges caused by genetic defects that can be easily treated by
natural methods. Hence, there will be no SNP's tested that show
illnesses that are not treatable. The three profiles available today
are the Osteo Genomics Profile, The Cardio Genomics Profile
and the Immuno Genomics Profile.
Never too young
Also, you are never too young to take these tests. Parents could
discover if their children need extra nutritional support or dietary change
long before any diseases have a chance to develop. That can be true
peace of mind.
Easy to do
Genetic testing is very easy to do. All the tests may be done
either in the privacy of your home, or in my office. Once done, in just a
week or two, we’ll review the results. Also, these tests and the
follow up consultation can be done almost anywhere. No office visit is
necessary if you live far away from my office!
A great deal of extra care has been taken to insure total confidentiality
of your records. If requested, these test can be run anonymously.
What is available now
This is a rapidly growing science. At
this time, we have focused on the main risk areas that are easily modified
with nutritional and herbal therapy. These tests show possible genetic
problems relating to the heart, the immune system, and the bones.
The laboratory I work with will be coming out with more tests into the
future, including one that measures detoxification abilities in a couple of
I'm Ready, How Can I Do These Tests?
Simply reply to this email with your telephone number and address or give
my office a call at 310-293-9475.
And now, the technical stuff
(This is for those who want deeper information)
These defects are called “Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms”,
and are known to researchers and doctors as "SNPs" (snips). These are
mutations in the genetic code that can impair the production of certain
proteins or enzymes. These in turn increase the risk of developing many
chronic diseases. The combination of genetic screening and functional
testing can identify individuals at increased risk and monitor the efficacy
of prevention and treatment strategies.
We inherit a set of genes from each parent. This is the main reason
a doctor will ask you about the health of your parents and grandparents.
There are only three possible combinations of genetic information we can
inherit in each location. First, you inherit, at a given genetic
location, two sets of SNP’s that do not have a negative effect. In
this case, you are the “George Burns” of the genetic world. You can
drink, smoke, etc. and will likely live a long life. The second option
is that you will inherit one good SNP, and one negative SNP. In this
case, you will need to take care of your health with modifications to diet
and lifestyle to avoid disease. The third case is that you will
inherit two bad SNP’s, one from each parent. In this case, you are at
a greater risk of developing disease, and you will need to take extra care
and regular monitoring to prevent disease.
Details on the Profiles
Cardio Genomic Profile
Identifies genes that influence regulation of blood pressure, cholesterol,
inflammation, blood clotting, and vitamin/nutrient metabolism. These markers
provide improved clinical insight into risk factors for atherosclerosis,
hypertension, and coronary artery disease, for more effective prevention of
the number one cause of death.
Osteo Genomic Profile
Measures genetic variations associated with increased risk of bone loss,
altered bone metabolism and osteoporosis, including collagen synthesis,
calcium metabolism, vitamin D3 activity, parathyroid hormone action,
osteoclast (cells that destroy bones) activity, and chronic inflammation.
This test is especially important for women as it shows if you need more
than routine therapy to effectively prevent the disabling effects of
"brittle bone" disease as they age.
Immuno Genomic Profile
Identifies increased genetic risk of developing defects in immune regulation
and defense. Markers affect the production and activity of specialized
immunologic substances. These immunologic markers may lead to conditions
characterized by chronically increased inflammatory conditions, including
asthma, a tendency towards allergies of all kinds, bone loss, heart disease,
infectious diseases and possibly some forms of cancer.
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