We are proud to unveil our latest addition to our health care toolbox: genomic medicine.
What is genomic medicine you ask? This newer modality uses advances in DNA technology to sequence your genetic makeup and identify key areas where we can improve your health by changing your nutrition. The thing we look for is a small change called a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). There are many, many SNPs that have been identified in recent years all with their own unique influence on health.
One of the most commonly discussed is MTHFR or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (NAD(P)H) – basically, the enzyme that activates (methylates) your folic acid. This enzyme is important in many metabolic processes including DNA generation, detoxification pathways, how we metabolize our neurotransmitters, how we metabolize histamine, and many others. What do you do if you find that you have a faulty copy of this SNP? You support the process of methylation, make sure you supplement methylated folic acid, and compensate for other faulty pathways by making sure you have adequate intake of other supportive nutrients.
Where do we come in? Dr. Currey has been trained on how to safely and effectively interpret these genetic reports and understand the connection between SNPs. By using a program such as Genetic Genie, Promethease, or MTHFR Support, she can interpret your raw genetic data to create a health plan that is tailored to you as a unique genetic individual. We work with 23 and Me as well as Pure Genomics and other resources to create a stepwise plan to help you realize your health goals and optimize your function.
For more information and to order your salivary test kit, please visit our personal link at 23 and me. When ordering through this link, you get a discount, and your information will be shared with us when it is ready so we can prepare a report for your follow up visit.
If you would like to learn more, please schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Currey to discuss your health goals and learn more about our services including genomic medicine.