Methylgenetic Analysis is a new, cutting-edge nutritional approach for treating illness. This program allows me to assess, analyze and design nutritional support for you based upon your genetics, lab work and presenting symptoms.
DNA is in every cell of the body. Made of chemical bases (4): adenine(A), guanine(G), cytosine(C) and thymine(T), attached to a sugar and phosphate molecule called a nucleotide (2 long strands/double helix) these long strings of nucleotides form genes, and groups of genes are packaged tightly into structures called chromosomes. The sequence of bases in a portion of a DNA molecule, called a gene, carries the instructions needed to assemble a protein/enzyme. DNA can replicate itself and when this happens sometimes the genetic instructions from the existing cell divides to make a new cell are copied incorrectly which leads to variations in the DNA sequence. This is called a single nucleotide polymorphism, known as SNP (pronounced “snip”). Most SNPs do not cause any observable differences. The location and total number of SNPs a person has may influence their susceptibility to health issues or impact how they react to certain drugs or even specific foods.
DNA, environment and lifestyle affect the expression of SNPs and how you absorb, utilize nutrition and eliminate toxins and by products. Genetic variations impact us differently. These inherited genetic issues may inhibit someone from making enough antioxidants (good guys), or may cause us to produce too many oxidants (bad guys) causing free radicals and oxidative stress which may lead to inflammation on a cellular level. Cellular damage may lead to slower rebuilding and repair of cells and ultimately faster aging. MGNATM is here to help support patients and clients nutritionally by providing researched data, and a closer look at your genetic makeup as it relates to the building blocks needed for energy, enzyme production, anti-aging, detoxification, etc.
The Methyl Genetic Nutrition Analysis (MGNA) program integrates labs such as the Organic Acid test (OAT), Doctors Data Methylation Panel, Urine Neurotransmitters and a Sulfite/Sulfate urine test. Most likely you will not need all these tests. The OAT test is the one most commonly used to assess metabolic issues. This testing helps us correlate what is happening in the body now and compare it to your genetic potential.
Once you have submitted your genetic information, lab work and symptoms, I generate a report that will help us discover where your body may be lacking in the production of nutrients needed for health. It aids us in finding the root cause where genetic variants are causing the nutrient imbalance. The beauty of this system is that it continuously evolves with the rapid rate of genetic research.
THE MGNA REPORT COVERS THE FOLLOWING GENETIC VARIANTS:
1. Gut Health and Digestion 2. Kreb cycle where energy is produced 3. Detoxification Capacity 4. Folate Creation and Pathways 5. Methionine and Trans-sulfuration Pathways 6. Neurotransmitters 7. Inflammatory Tendencies 8. Vitamin D, Cell Membrane, Intestinal Bacteria, SHBG, Cardiovascular and Iron 9. DNA Repair Variants that Impact Exercise and Fitness Potential 10. Electrical Sensitivity Potential 11. Lyme Study SNPS 12. Empathy and Oxytocin Receptors
I highly recommend that people with chronic illness take advantage of this program.
The three components required to process the MGNA report:
1. Genetic information: This can be purchased at 23andme.com for $199. Once you receive your results which takes about 4 weeks, send me the raw data to me at email@example.com. If you have already received your genetics through 23andme.com , email me the raw data. (Not geneticgenie.com) The software program I’ll be using processes the data differently. If necessary, go to the 23andme website and download the raw data from there. The instructions are here. (see link)
2. The document you send me should look like this: genome_Mickey_Mouse_full_12345678910.txt.
3. Labs: Upload labs to me through www.charmphr.com. It’s important to communicate with me through Charm to protect your privacy and so I will have a record of our communication in your patient record.
4. Symptom Survey: Once I have received your genetic raw data, I will send you a link to the Symptom Survey via email. When you have completed it, it will automatically get uploaded to your account.