The human genome is a string of over 3 billion chemical letters
that spell out every inherited trait.
Although the letters of all our genomes are virtually identical and have
little variation, more and more frequently, nature gets a letter wrong, similar
to a typo. Scientists call these genetic
misspellings SNPs (snips), or single nucleotide polymorphisms, which occur as variations
at a single site in DNA. In fact, an SNP
is the most frequent variation in the human genome with about 5-10 million of
them. Although not all of these disparities contribute to disease. Scientists are now using them to
diagnose medical disorders, craft superior medications, and tailor treatment
regimens that circumvent such mutations. We will be utilizing Dr. Amy
Yasko's biomolecular nutrigenomics protocol, which addresses a multitude of disorders including ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and myriad neurological and autoimmune disorders.
Most would agree that it is
important to address all of the contributing factors that lead to disease. Yet how do we manage the interplay between genes, environmental triggers, and infectious disease? One definitive way is to evaluate the genetic contribution of disease with advanced technologies. Genetic
testing offers a way to evaluate and address the inherited components of multifactorial disease. Fortunately, testing is widely available to identify a number of underlying weaknesses and mutations throughout the DNA. A number of leading universities,
biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies are studying nutrigenomics in order to apply this information for more targeted treatments. For instance, this science reveals which patients might respond well or poorly to the statin drugs, used in lowering cholesterol. Many prominent scientists such as Dr. Bruce Ames (one of the world's most renowned molecular biologists) is conducting
ongoing research in order to present a comprehensive map of the genetic
differences that help explain why we vary in health, appearance and even
For the first time in history, we have a personalized; genetics based medicine that offers a solution for the millions who suffer from chronic, often unexplainable, diseases and disorders. This field opens many doors and provides an exciting opportunity for those who seek an alternative to merely treating the symptoms. It also provides the
most comprehensive approach to date in that it encompasses the genetic
foundations, a host of environmental exposures, and many individual risk factors as well as the consequences. As nutrigenomics expands and more
specialists begin utilizing this medicine in their own clinical practices, we will finally realize the dream of personalized medicine for everyone. In the meantime, we look forward to sharing
this extraordinary path to healing with you!