Functional Genetic Nutrition
Functional Genetics uses your genetic information to determine your unique health risks. Through Kinesiology (muscle testing), we can determine which genes are expressing and where you may be at risk for being unable to process various nutrients, effectively causing nutritional imbalances. This technique takes the guesswork out of developing an accurate and effective nutritional supplementation protocol.
This simple concept can have dramatic effects on your health!
Recent research into our genetic makeup has given us great insight into the true causes of chronic disease. Armed with this information, we can begin to help our bodies work like they are supposed to. We do that by giving it support where we may be lacking nutrients due to genetic variants.
A few examples of what genetic interference may be manifesting in your health:
- Blood Sugar Dysregulation
- Low Vitamin D
- High Blood Pressure
- Sensory Issues/Autism
- Low Energy
- Headaches/Brain Fog
- Difficulty losing weight
- Sleep disturbances
- Chronic infections
- Epstein-Barr Virus
- High toxic load
It’s important to note that we do not specifically treat any of these conditions, we simply provide the nutrients necessary to balance your genetic variants to create a greater homeostasis in the body. Once this is achieved many of the symptoms of these conditions diminish and may even resolve over time.
Since the completion of the genome project, a tremendous amount of information has been collected. With this breakthrough we are able to determine your individual need for supplements, taking the guesswork out of developing an effective supplementation protocol. You will be on your way to optimizing your genetic potential and manifesting a life of wellness.
THE CONSULTATION PROCESS:
First Visit: We can use kinesiology to challenge your body and find out what genetic variants it is being affected by. We then use kinesiology to determine your exact nutrient needs and amounts of supplements needed to compensate for your genetic variants. Remember, you have had a lifetime of not being able to absorb certain nutrients, so repair and detoxification will take a bit of time. However, progress is generally seen quickly in certain symptoms such as depression, focus, memory and fatigue. This first visit can take from 1.5-2 hours to take a history, go over your results and design a health program for you.
Because of our very unique genetics and environmental exposure levels your supplement program must be customized to fit your needs. We are trying to repair cellular damage, balance nutrient deficiencies, allow your body to detox, allow your immune system to function normally and repair neurological damage. The good news is that through this program it is possible to address all of these areas and rebalance these systems. However, this process takes time and patience. Success can be achieved by slowly correcting each imbalance and beginning to rebuild the body.
Follow-up visit: On your follow-up visit we will re-evaluate your program and make sure we are not missing any ingredients to get your body functioning normally again. These visits can run from 30-60 minutes depending on your situation and how you are tolerating your treatment protocol.
Dr. Christina has been trained in the system of Wholistic Methylation. She is uniquely qualified to detect your specific genetically determined needs to help you achieve optimal health! She is the first in the Southwest Virginia area to offer this incredible service.
For more information about Wholistic Methylation™ and a very informative video, visit their website online at www.wholisticmethylation.com .