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Tell me about genomic testing. Should I do it?

Tell me about genomic testing. Should I do it?

Depends: Your genes are one of the factors than can influence your health and disease. The usefulness of gene testing is still evolving. Your family history can help guide you as to how useful it may be for you. The most useful areas today are testing for recessive genes, risk analysis for certain diseases like cancer, and pharmacogenomics. Results can be confusing so counseling is important. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Got gene tests from pathway genomics as part of research study. Are results relevant to my pcp? How should I present them?

Got gene tests from pathway genomics as part of research study. Are results relevant to my pcp? How should I present them?

Relevant - yes: Share them with the doc in advance so they can pre-read. Realize the vast majority of doctors graduated medical school well before the human genome was published, so they may be slow on the uptake. But even better, feel free to call pathway directly and speak with a counselor for free. Also, search out a doctor who is comfortable with the data. Pathway or 23andme can likely point you to docs. ...Read more

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What is nutritional genomics?

What is nutritional genomics?

Nutritional genomics: It is the study of how nutrition and genetic makeup work together. This incredibly interesting field covers many types of interactions: single gene mutations where a nutrient cannot be metabolized; genetic complexes that put a person at risk for increased chances of heart disease; and food substances that can cause cancer. These are just a few examples of this emerging field. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about my son's genomics. He is a donor child.?

What do I need to know about my son's genomics. He is a donor child.?

Helpful information: The family history is helpful when a disease with known genetic implications may be involved.Disorders like huntington's disease are worrisome since it only takes one gene for expression & a donor could pass it. Of lesser impact are polygene issues like heart defects, asthma & diabetes. Most donor centers screen the family history & reject problem donors.Some may or may not release their info. ...Read more

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What are genomics tests?

What are genomics tests?

Gene mutations: Your genes are one of the factors than can influence your health and disease. The usefulness of gene testing is still evolving. Your family history can help guide you as to how useful it may be for you. The most useful areas today are testing for recessive genes, risk analysis for certain diseases like cancer, and pharmacogenomics. Results can be confusing so counseling is important. ...Read more

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Tell me about genomic testing. Should I do it?

Depends: Your genes are one of the factors than can influence your health and disease. The usefulness of gene testing is still evolving. Your family history can help guide you as to how useful it may be for you. The most useful areas today are testing for recessive genes, risk analysis for certain diseases like cancer, and pharmacogenomics. Results can be confusing so counseling is important. ...Read more