DNA Interpretation and Genetics
Some of the most cutting edge medical knowledge is coming out of the field of genetics and epigenetics. Genetics is the study of your DNA, genes and mutations. Epigenetics is ‘the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.’ Huh? In simpler terms, epigenetics is the way our DNA and genes are USED depending mostly on environmental factors such as nutrition and stress. It is fascinating and powerful knowledge. Here is one example: GeneX predisposes you to Type II diabetes is turned ON with highly refined foods and unstable blood sugar. Change your diet and eating habits, and like magic, that pesky GeneX is turned OFF and your risk decreases significantly. Our DNA, once thought of as the tracks of the railroad and us the cars, is now being seen as merely a map- where you go can decide on how you live.
One of the tools being used today is 23andme . This easy test maps your DNA and reveals mutations and possible health issues you might be at risk for. The data is complex and overwhelming. That is where Dr Kathleen comes in. With her knowledge and tools, she can review your data from 23andme and educate you about what it is telling you. Head off problem areas, optimize function and be proactive in your health- medicine at it’s most cutting edge.
Dr Kathleen finds it helpful in prevention for cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and more. It can also shed light on issues you might currently be having such as hormone dysregulation, PMS and more.
Insurance does not pay for these services so please inquire if you are interested in the genetic consulting.