Your genes are tested for the presence of certain variations known as SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism, called “snips”). We all have SNPs, it just depends on which ones and in which combination.
Here at Root Cause we only test for the SNPs for which we have nutritional options to improve their function. Fortunately, that list is expanding regularly, as we continue to learn more.
SNPs can affect your ability to absorb, metabolize or eliminate certain nutrients. It can affect their biological action too.
Imagine you were taking vitamin D3 religiously but when your doctor measures it in your blood it’s still very low. You’re taking it; why doesn’t it show an increase? You could have a SNP that impacts your ability to “activate” your vitamin D. The solution? Taking an active form, since your body is unable to do it itself. Having discovered the presence of this SNP and addressing it nutritionally, you can now receive all the wonderful benefits of vitamin D3.
Why do you get sicker than other people?
SNPs can also majorly impact your ability to recover. Let’s say you get a bad flu. Your spouse got it and he/she recovered after several days. You haven’t been the same since.
Why the difference? Your SNPs are different from those of your spouse. Do you have to remain feeling ill? Not at all, you just need the correct targeted nutrition to support your genetics
The beautiful part is that once you remove the stress off your body by doing the tailor-made programs we offer, you may not need continued nutritional support. Unburdening your system is sometimes all that’s required once the personalized nutrition has re-set your genetics.
The presence of certain SNPs and their subsequent effect on your body can predict your risk for developing specific conditions or diseases.
This isn’t bad news; it’s just the reality of your genetics. It doesn’t mean you have to get ill; you just need to adjust your nutrition, diet and lifestyle in a certain specific fashion.
Is it difficult? Not at all.
Rather, it’s exciting to know that you’re steering yourself away from diseases and conditions that can affect your ability to live your life to the fullest.
Targeted and individualized treatment alters the expression of your genes, thereby lowering your risk of developing a condition, or improving your chance of recovery if you already have it.
If you’ve had your genes since the day you were born, why do they suddenly “act up” and make you sick? Very good question.
Your SNPs create a genetic predisposition, but it’s just that a “leaning towards”. The trouble arises when life brings “triggering events” to you. Such events include infections, surgery, pregnancy, environmental toxins, poor diet, allergies, trauma, and emotional stress.
Any one of these events can be enough to push a SNP over the edge and begin you down the road of ill health. A poor health condition or disease continues unresolved because you’re unable to fully handle the metabolic deficiency or inflammatory state created.
Targeted nutrition for your SNPs resolves the issue, moving you back towards regained health.