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Nutrigenomics: Eating for Your Genes

Do you know you to eat for YOUR physiology?

Making the right nutrition and lifestyle choices can be super confusing! Your genes and metabolism are as unique as your fingerprint. There is no one size fits all diet. Eating to your metabolic type will not just help you control your weight and look good, it is also about creating optimal health.

Let us take the guesswork out of what optimal nutrition looks like for YOU. We offer lab testing, programs and accountability you need to learn how to stop chronic dieting, lose and maintain weight and create permanent change.

The best nutrition plan is the one you can stick to and what is best for YOUR body long term. Everyone is different and our dietary choices should reflect that. Choosing a path that is sustainable, realistic, personalized AND enjoyable is essential for transforming your life and health.

 Do you know your APOE type?

Our metabolic type is affected by the gene APOE. APOE is a gene that codes the protein apolipoprotein E and it has an important role in how the body’s metabolism, specifically breaking down transporting dietary macronutrients, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals.

We receive an APOE gene from each of our parents and there are three variants: 2, 3 and 4.  There are different combinations but each person will have a dominant variant.

The 3 Main APOE Types:

VHP bearAPOE 3

  • 65% of the population

  • Metabolism are best as Omnivores and considered the “Bear” type

  • Does not have genetic predisposition to diseases

 

APOE 2

  • 10% of the population VHP tiger

  • This type has lowered risk of cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease

  • Has higher risk of diabetes

  • Carnivore metabolism and known as the “Tiger” type

APOE 4

  • 25% of the population VHP deer

  • At risk for Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s

  • Metabolism of a “Deer” and should eat like a Herbivore

 

Our genes play a role in what dietary choices that are best for your health. The APOE gene affects the onset, incidence, progression, and/or severity of chronic health conditions.

Everything we eat affects our health! A poor diet is a major risk factor for preventable diseases.

Did you know? What you eat has the power to affect gene expression, meaning that it can positively or negatively change your health risks.

If you know your Metabolic Type, you have the power to know how to eat in order to control your gene expression and control your health risks. You’re in the driver’s seat with your health!

Wondering what your APOE Genotype is?

We offer functional medicine testing and programs in our office. Functional Medicine is predictive, personalized and participatory to uncover the root causes of symptoms, illnesses and diseases.

Our team will guide you through a personalized comprehensive assessment, including a health history, physiological biomarkers, advanced lab testing and metabolic typing. Everything is done here in our office, including the blood draw.

Once we know your specific needs, we will create a specific health plan to help you reach your health goals.

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We can help you achieve your goals, whether it is preventing a health crisis, maintaining your health, avoiding medication or turning your life around now. You can have better health without the use of dangerous drugs, medications or surgeries. There are natural, safe and effective solutions to your health concerns.

Contact our Office today to set up your Functional Wellness Evaluation.
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