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Know Your Genetics

There are several genetics tests available directly to consumers. The cheapest and easiest way to get a genetics report is to order a test from Ancestry or 23 & Me. They will send you a kit, you send in saliva, and in a few weeks you will get your results. The results will not be useful to you from a health standpoint, so you can download your raw data from their site, then upload it to a health reader such as or True Report

These sites will take your raw data and tell you if you have mutations in dozens of consequential genes, such as MTHFR, CBS, MTR, COMT, VDR, and others. Here is an example of what a portion of a Nutrahacker report looks like.

In this example, you can see there is a homozygous COMT and MAO-A mutation, and heterozygous mutations in CBS, MTHFR A1298C, MTR, and MTRR. With this and information from other pages, we can see your genetic susceptibilities, and then when paired with a full blood panel and OAT (organic acids test), we can see where actual deficiencies lie. And where healing opportunities reside.

Because a genetic mutation does not mean an active mutation. Our environment determines whether a mutation is active or not, and it is absolutely possible to turn active mutations off by changing the environment (usually the toxins) our bodies are exposed to.

In the next post, I will explain how bloodwork and an organic acids test can be used to show which mutations may or may not be active, and how to compensate for active mutations.

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