The health of all your cells improves, enabling your body to heal and be healthy.
Abnormalities in our genetics or biochemistry create the conditions for chronic disease during our life.
By correcting abnormalities and imbalances, or working around genetic errors, symptoms resolve and the need for medical treatment is reduced.
Adherence to your personalized nutrition and care plan over time further strengthens your physiology as you age
WE LOOK AT SIX FACTORS + YOUR HEALTH HISTORY
Why would a raspberry - a seemingly healthy food by most people - be a food that may not be healthy for you? Well, if you have an error in a specific gene (DAO), you have trouble metabolizing histamine.
Why is this important? If you cannot break down histamine, it can lead to chronic diseases and conditions such as Migraine, Irritable Bowel, Insomnia, if consumed too frequently or in large portions.
xRMD measures 10 important genes that are impacted by diet and which are linked to disease.
Methylation is an extremely important biochemical process in our bodies. Without methylation, life would not exist.
Nutrients from food impact methylation - a pathway responsible for making methyl groups - important epigenetic tags that silence genes.
Methylation occurs about a billion times every second in one of our thirty trillion cells for several purposes, including:
protecting and stabilizing DNA
influencing hormone levels
affecting our ability to manage stress
affecting our mood
impacting energy levels
immune system function
xRMD measures key genes in the methylation pathway. A methyl-deficient diet leads to a decrease in DNA methylation, but the changes are reversible when methyl is added back to diet.
GENE EXPRESSION (EPIGENETICS)
Epigenetics is the study of potentially heritable changes in gene expression (active versus inactive genes) that does not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence — a change in phenotype without a change in genotype — which in turn affects how cells read the genes.
Epigenetic change is a regular and natural occurrence but can also be influenced by several factors including age, the environment/lifestyle, and disease state. Epigenetic modifications can manifest as commonly as the manner in which cells terminally differentiate to end up as skin cells, liver cells, brain cells, etc. Or, epigenetic change can have more damaging effects that can result in diseases like cancer. At least three systems including DNA methylation, histone modification and non-coding RNA (ncRNA)-associated gene silencing are currently considered to initiate and sustain epigenetic change.1 New and ongoing research is continuously uncovering the role of epigenetics in a variety of human disorders and fatal diseases.
Unlike behavior or stress, diet is one of the more easily studied, and therefore better understood, environmental factors in epigenetic change. The nutrients we extract from food enter metabolic pathways where they are manipulated, modified, and molded into molecules the body can use.
The presence or absence of nutrients and dietary components directly alter the gene expression, impact the production of protein and metabolite levels in key tissues, modify critical cellular and metabolic pathways, impact epigenetics and even impact our response to drugs.
Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.
Oxidative stress leads to many pathophysiological conditions in the body. Some of these include neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, gene mutations and cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, fragile X syndrome, heart and blood vessel disorders, atherosclerosis, heart failure, heart attack and inflammatory diseases.
xRMD measures glutathione levels with its Methylation Test, used in each of its Services except, Nutritional Genius and Migraine Level 1.
Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even the emotions and mood.
We measure hormone levels in each of our Services, except Nutritional Genius and Migraine Level 1.
PERSONAL HEALTH HISTORY
Both genetics and epigenetics are responsible for heritable predispositions or conditions.
xRMD reviews your comprehensive health history in each of its Services, except Nutritional Genius.
Disease is a departure from normal physiology.
Many physiological problems can lead to chronic disease. But you can take actions to help prevent and fight disease.
Personalized nutrition and care plans that are tailored to your body create healthy cells and strengthen your immune system so your body can heal and be as healthy as possible.