For all the functions in your body. Passed down from our parents, each person has 46 chromosomes (23 pairs): one pair from your mother, and one from your father. Your unique combination of chromosomes creates your DNA that contains genetic variations called polymorphisms.
Epigenetics is the interaction between elements of your environment such as diet and stress, which act as epigenetic signals, and can change the physical expression of your genes. Your genes don't change, but the way they are expressed can.
“In one dish, the cells became bone, in another, muscle, and in the last dish, fat. This demonstrated that the genes didn’t determine the fate of the cells because they all had the exact same genes. The environment determined the fate of the cells, not the genetic pattern. So if cells are in a healthy environment, they are healthy. If they’re in an unhealthy environment, they get sick.”
– Dr. Bruce Lipton
Although there are other ways to analyze DNA, we use a noninvasive, cheek swab to collect buccal (cheek) cells. The swab is easy to use and only takes about a minute to collect enough DNA for processing.
Your detailed results come in an easy-to-read format that shows you what to DO, EAT and TAKE
Have you ever noticed some friends work out twice a week and keep slim, while others spend hours in the gym every day and can't lose any more weight? Everyone’s body reacts differently to exercise and that includes you! Find out what works best for your body.
Have you ever tried a diet your friend swore by, but that just didn’t end up working for you? Everyone is different and reacts differently to nutritional components. So, while a no-carb diet may work for your boss, it may produce the exact opposite effect for you. Find out what foods are optimal for you.
Did you know that while branch chain amino acids help most people build muscle and recover faster, they actually have the opposite effect for a subset of the population? Supplements are a great way to optimize your health but, as you may suspect by now, not everyone responds the same way. Find out which supplements are best for you.
For more information check out Simplified Genetics. If you are interested in testing, please call us at (202) 298 - 9131.