Epigenetics is the study of gene expression that does not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. Every cell in the body contains the same set of genes, but marks made on genes turn on and off particular genes that dictate cell function.
Many of these epigenetic marks are believed to be heavily influenced by environmental factors such as diet and stress and may be responsible for everything from cancer to obesity, as well as numerous psychological disorders.
(source: What is Epigenetics)
Peak Wellness Group provides cutting edge testing and counseling which will help you understand YOUR individual genetic blueprint and optimize gene expression, as well as personalize a nutrition and lifestyle program based on your specific health needs.
Our epigenetic/nutrigenomic counselor, Kara Krueger, BCNC provides many valuable insights and recommendations based on your individual genetic findings. See a portion of a sample report here.
Included With Epigenetics Counseling
We will assess and provide interpretation of:
Nutrition Analysis Scoring Guide
Three Day Food Log
Potential For Disease Risk Genetic Reports
Current Intake of Over-The-Counter & RX Medications
You will receive one-on-one counseling with our board certified nutrition and epigenetic counselor (usually a 1 1/2 hour consultation) to analyze the essential steps to optimize your health; and you will receive recommendations of proper foods, supplements and lifestyle based on your specific genetic make up.
Think of it as fine tuning your body.
Up to 90 minutes of additional consultation is included which will consist of a follow up session to answer any questions and review your progress on your journey to take charge of your health.
We don't just tell you what needs help, we tell you how to fix it!
Click the report to see a sample of what you will receive with your epigenetic counseling.
Please note: This is only an excerpt of the report.
Your report will be many more pages and very detailed.
Which do you think is the better way to approach your health and overall wellness?
To keep trying this or that, taking a chance that something will make a difference?
Spending more money hoping it is the thing that will make you feel better?
Actually targeting the areas of your health that are not operating optimally?
Focusing on exactly what is happening in your body and discovering how to fix it.
We will be your guides to optimal health.
So, how does it work?
Step 1: We prefer to have a consultation with you so we can make sure that epigenetic counseling is really what you want/need.
Step 2: If we all agree epigenetic work is a good fit for you, we order the genetics test kit, unless you have done testing with a company like 23&Me, Ancestry.com or My Heritage. (The company we use is a private company and provides comprehensive data).
Step 3: The test kit is mailed directly to you. You provide the genetic material via cheek swab and mail it in.
Step 4: Reporting usually takes 6-8 weeks from the time you mail in your test kit. During this time you complete the intake paperwork we need to have completed in order to prepare your reports.
Step 5: We schedule your reporting consultation! This is usually a 1 1/2 hour session where we sit down with you and go over your genetic results and provide you with diet, supplementation and lifestyle recommendations based on YOUR genetic make up. (Another 90 minutes of consultation time is included for follow up sessions to check in and discuss changes that might benefit you.