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.
We use a Nutrition Genome saliva swab DNA kit, sequencing lab, and proprietary Genetrition™ software for the results.
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 with the new V5 23andme raw data file?
Yes, however, we recommend only running the V4 23andme txt files from before August 2017. The current V5 chip is missing the following genes in the analysis:
ACAT1-02 for protein and fat metabolism
ACSL1 for triglyceride synthesis
DHFR for folic acid metabolism
GATA3 gene for pocessed meats and colon cancer
TCN2 for B12 and lithium
Certain MAT1 genes for SAMe
DI02 for thyroid function in the brain
MAO-A for serotonin and estrogen metabolism
Certain GAD1 genes for glutamate and GABA
GSTM1 for glutathione
GPX1 for glutathione
SHMT2 for glutathione and B6
CTH for cysteine and glutathione
NOS2 for nitric oxide
CYP2A6 for liver enzymes
CYP2C9*2 for liver enzymes
CYP2D6 for liver enzymes
MDM2 for TP53 levels
GAMT for creatine
Certain NOS3 genes for triglycerides and estrogen
VDR-Fok for the vitamin D receptor
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 from the V4 chip only, not V5 (txt. file from before August 2017). The Nutrition Genome Report tests close to 85 genes. Here is what may be missing in the ancestry file and will help you make the decision.
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?
Once you purchase your Nutrition Genome DNA kit and send it to the lab, your analysis will be emailed to you in 2-3 weeks using a HIPPA compliant process.
If you are running an old V4 file from 23andme (before August 2017), you can upload the DNA txt. file and have your analysis emailed to you in minutes.
7. How do I set up a consultation with a doctor?
After you have purchased the Nutrition Genome DNA kit and Report, there is a list of practitioners that are trained in analyzing the Nutrition Genome Report if you would like a full consultation. You can contact them directly to make an appointment.
8. Are the Nutrition Genome DNA kits available in the Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Austraila?
Yes, however, you are responsible for the return label and shipping fee to our lab.
9. 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. The DNA data files are stored in case you lose it, but we do not sell your data or use it for any other purpose.
10. 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. Or you can carry the DNA kits in your office. 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.
11. 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.
12. Do you have different pricing for practitioners?
Yes. Please contact the Nutrition Genome Practitioner page to get practitioner pricing.
13. 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.
14. Can you use the Nutrition Genome kit for toddlers?
Yes. Unlike the spit tubes, our saliva swab allows you to collect a sample for toddlers.
15. Do you test APOE?
16. What is your refund policy?
If you have run The Nutrition Genome Report with the 23andme DNA data file, we do not offer refunds because the report has already been created and sent.
If you have purchased the DNA kit and Nutrition Genome Report, you can get a refund if it has not been sent to the lab. Once the lab has run your DNA analysis, we do not offer refunds on the DNA kit ($199). If you haven’t run your Nutrition Genome Report, we will refund the report cost ($99).