Nutrigenomics: The study of how genes and nutrients interact.
Simply put, the field of nutrigenomics is helping to explain why some people can eat a high-fat diet and NOT get heart disease and the next person eats the same diet and GETS heart disease. Or why one person gets cancer when they seemingly are doing “all the right things” and the next person who eats junk and smokes like a chimney doesn’t.
I’ve been in the field of nutrition for over thirty years. If you read “about me” you’ll hear about my husband getting cancer at an early age even though he was “doing all the right things”. We were puzzled as to why, but focused on supporting his body through nutrition to never have it return. Fast forward to 2016 when we were introduced to Nutrigenomics and had his genes mapped out….WOW! We opened his “book of life” and saw EXACTLY why he got cancer so young!
Certain genes can affect the rate of absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of almost everything we consume. And these differences can result in extreme variability in how we respond to the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and what gets absorbed through our skin.
Do you load up your plate with fruits and vegetables and assume they are doing all the wonderful things in your body that you’ve read about? Do you take nutritional supplements and assume they are improving your health?
Just like with drugs, when it comes to the nutrients we take in through our diets or the supplements we take, our genes can cause us to respond completely differently than the girl next door.
“My husband and I enjoyed working with Chris McKee so much that we have referred friends to her. She delivered value above and beyond what I expected. Chris ordered our genetic tests and gave us each a detailed analysis of our results via video recordings. She then answered our questions through a Skype video chat session.
We’ve learned so much in the past three months about our health and how to work towards less anxiety, less pain, and better sleep. Chris is a great listener and offers help with compassion. I have some complicated DNA issues, but Chris really spent time following up with me and helping me process some of my difficulties via phone and email.
We’re also following many of Chris’s recommendations for resetting our circadian rhythms—even my husband is realizing the need to do this since he spends all day working on the computer and sometimes it bleeds over into the evening hours. Now we’re waking up just before sunrise (and either walking, or having a cup of coffee on the porch) as the sun comes up. I’m amazed at how my husband has joined me with enthusiasm in this new morning routine. We’re also seeing results from the supplements we’ve been taking. I had inflammation in the form of tenderness under my skin all over my body and after about 2 weeks of supplements that pain went away. Amazing!”
Denise, Gilbert AZ
Treat the source not just the symptom!
Genetic Testing Consultation Package
- Genetic Test kit shipped to you
- Online health assessment completed
- Three-day food diary
- List of medications and current supplements
- One hour comprehensive consultation – Via Zoom meeting
- Review Genetic test results, health assessment, medications, supplements, and lifestyle.
- Follow-up via email – Personalized program of foods, lifestyle, exercise and nutritional supplements designed to fit your genetic profile.
- Recorded overview of genetic test results to keep for reference
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