Nutrition and Genetics In Phoenix

human geneticsHave you ever wondered why one person has a positive effect with a vitamin or medication and another person has no effect or a negative one? There are many possible reasons for this and understanding your genetics narrows down the possibilities from many to just a few. Advances in medicine allow us to connect slight alterations in your genetic code to physical and mental ailments you may have been dealing with for years. Slight changes in your genetics could change how you process medications, make neurotransmitters, process environmental toxins, process hormones, make blood clots, respond to addictive substances, etc.  

While the genes that cause these changes are static, how they are expressed and manifest in the world changes based on the environment where they exist. Diet, lifestyle, environmental toxins, viruses, bacteria, and medications are all part of this environment. Nutrigenomics is the process of understanding and optimizing nutrition based on one's genetics. However, if the rest of the environment is not optimized the nutritional approaches will be less effective. 

Common Conditions Treated with Nutrigenomics

  • Fatigue (chronic or otherwise)
  • Neuropathy
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Autism and other developmental disorders
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Chronic Pain
  • Alzheimer's disease and Dementia
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar

Common Genetic Alterations