We are all unique individuals assigned a specific set of genes
that go on to impact our overall health and appearance. While we
cannot change the genes that were passed down to us at birth, we
can learn whether we carry variances of these genes and how they
might interact with environmental factors such as stress,
nutrition, diet and exercise to mold our health outcomes. By taking
the first step of understanding our genetic profile, we can then
make informed choices to improve our health and
wellness by modifying our environmental interaction.
Our understanding of how genes are switched on and off by each
other, environmental factors that influence this process, and how
the genome as a whole interacts with the environment to impact our
health and wellness, has grown immensely in the past few decades.
Among the advancements is the ability to sample an individual's DNA
and determine whether that person carries genes that show
variations linked to factors such as increased risk for
disease or one's ability to respond to certain
diets or medications. The Inherent Health genetic tests
look for the presence of such variations - otherwise known as
"markers," that allow us to provide guidance to individuals on how
best to decrease their risks and meet health and wellness
Within each of our cells we carry a pre-existing set of
instructions encoded as genes, that ultimately guide how
the cells in our body work, interact with each other and adapt to
environmental changes. Every cell in our body contains at least one
copy of this genetic instruction and the more we understand that
code and how genes interact with each other and our environment,
the more we appreciate how subtle changes in our genetic
make-up can have far-reaching ramifications for our health and
wellness. The field of this is called genomics that
provides the underlying scientific foundations for the
Inherent Health genetic tests.
really determines your risk factors.