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From Many to One: The Emerging Trend of Personalized Medicine

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

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There is a shift happening in medicine that is utilizing the newest technologies of our time leading to medical discoveries that are based on specific, individual genetic findings. Concurrently, some medical professionals are shifting to a new paradigm of functional or integrative medicine which seeks to determine the root cause of disease and address that in the treatment plan, rather than treat a symptom with a drug. This is also referred to as personalized medicine, as more unique data is being used to guide medical care. These trends are creating a fine-tuned focus on the medical needs of the individual, with treatments and interventions becoming highly personalized creating the maximum likelihood of the very best patient outcome.

Nutritional genomics is at the forefront of the personalized medicine movement, and I would like to offer information about the value of this science to anyone who is interested in improving their health. I will be reviewing the sections of the 3x4 Genetic Lab sample report to help demonstrate the benefits of knowing and acting on information about your personal genetic makeup.

I offer nutritional genomic testing in my nutrition private practice, Nutrition Decode, LLC. I have a Master’s degree in genetic counseling/human genetics and am a Registered Dietitian. I am currently in training to obtain broader knowledge of functional nutrition and medicine. Nutritional genomic analysis is definitely in my “wheelhouse”! Join me as I start to unravel the intricacies of a nutritional genomic test and demonstrate how it can shift your thinking about treating disease, becoming healthier, deciding what to eat, and discovering motivation to be your best self.

We start with basic biology about genes, inheritance, and DNA variants. I promise, this is easy. Take a look at this short video.

Next time, we’ll dive into the overview of the 3x4 genetic test, and then begin to pick it apart to discover the power of this individual knowledge. Want to discuss how this genetic information can help you with your health and wellness goals? Schedule a call with me to learn more!

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