FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What will I find out from this analysis?

The Nutrition Genome Report is a 50-page analysis and focuses on 8 health categories that show where your vitamin and mineral requirements may be higher, which foods, drinks, drugs and toxins you may be most sensitive to, and how this applies to your family history and current blood work. This allows you to get a customized food list and in-depth research to root causes of health issues based on your personal genetic and biochemical makeup.

2. Do these reports tell me which diseases I am at a higher risk for?

No. These reports do not focus on disease statistics based on SNPs. They do give you an understanding of how deficiency or toxicity may play a role in certain disorders that run in your family, and what you can actively do to decrease the probability of disease through the epigenetic application of diet.

3. Can you run the Nutrition Genome Report using the ancestry.com raw data?

Technically, yes, the software will run it. However, ancestry.com is missing some key genes in the data file, so we recommend using the raw DNA data file from 23andme.com. That said, some people still would like to run the report using the ancestry.com data file so they don’t have to purchase a new one from 23andme. The Nutrition Genome Report tests close to 100 genes. Here is what may be missing in the ancestry file and will help you make the decision.

Missing 
1 HLA gene for gluten
1 FUT2 gene for gut flora/B12
1 BCMO1 gene for vitamin A
TCF7L2 gene for Type 2 diabetes
2 PEMT genes for choline
*Missing 5 GAD1 genes. The Glutamate/GABA section is very important and will not show up for the ancestry file, which is why I don’t like to use it with clients.
1 APOE gene for cholesterol/Alzheimer’s
GPX for glutathione
1 NOS1 gene
COQ2 for statin drugs
ADD1 for hypertension
1 NOS3 gene for triglycerides and estrogen
VKORC1*2 for vitamin K2
PPARGC1A for VO2 max
PON1 for pesticides and LDL oxidation
2 VDR genes for the vitamin D receptor
Ancestry does include the GATA3 gene that 23andme does not have for processed meats and colon cancer.


4. Do you test BRCA1 or BRCA2?

No. Other DNA repair genes are analyzed and there is a section on ways to improve BRCA1 and BRCA2 (and other tumor suppressor genes) through diet if you have variants in a certain DNA repair gene.

5. Do you analyze genes for hormones and neurotransmitters?

Yes. Genes involved in estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and all the neurotransmitters are analyzed. These genes can be very useful for understanding mental and emotional health.

6. When do I receive the generated report?

One you purchase your Nutrition Genome Report, you will be sent to a private page where you can upload your raw DNA data file from 23andme. Your report is then emailed to you in 1-2 minutes using a HIPPA compliant process. If you need help getting your raw DNA data file, click here.

7. For the Nutrition Genome Report and Consultation how important is it to have the blood work? Do I ask my doctor to send it to you?

If you have chosen the report and consultation package, it is important if you have questions about certain aspects of your blood work, or it is relevant to certain health issues you have now. The more information I have, the better job I can do. When you checkout, you will receive an email with links to fill out your client form, upload your blood work, and consultation contact form.

8. When do I set up the consultation?

After you have purchased the Nutrition Genome Report and consultation, you will receive a link for your blood work, client form, and consultation contact form. When you submit the consultation contact form, you will receive an email back with available appointments for Alex Swanson.

9. Is this service available in the Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Austraila? Yes, if you can get the DNA data file, we can run the report.

10. How is my DNA data protected? Do you store the data files? Your DNA data file is uploaded and emailed through HIPPA compliant versions of Dropbox and Gmail. Once your analysis is complete, your DNA data file is deleted.

11. Can I use the $99 or $199 version of 23andme for the DNA data file? Yes. Both versions give you the raw DNA data file.

12. I am a healthcare practitioner. Can I use this service in my practice? Yes, patients can download their Nutrition Genome Report and bring it to you for an analysis or you can run it for them if you have their 23andme raw data file. The greatest strength of the Genetrition™ software is that it is designed to help find the pathways that need the most assistance. When you line this up with family health history, personal health history, and blood work, it can help guide treatment and prevention.

13. What blood tests or other tests do you recommend? It will depend on your health goals. General blood work that includes homocysteine, CRP, Lp(a), thyroid panel, testosterone (men), estrogen/progesterone (women), vitamin D, Organic Acids Test, NutrEval and heavy metal testing are all compatible with the Nutrition Genome Report.

14. Do you have different pricing for practitioners to run their reports for patients? Yes. Please contact the Nutrition Genome Practitioner page to get practitioner pricing.

15. Do you offer a discount to re-run my report when new genes and research are added? Yes, periodically we will send out an email to those who have already purchased their reports and share the new genes that have been added. If you choose to re-run it, you will be given a coupon code that discounts the report that will be good for one month.