G.png
 

Genetics

 

The aging process is like an iceberg. We are only acutely aware of what we see.

It is difficult to define how we feel and impossible to see our potential for feeling better and live longer. Every journey has the beginning and the end. We make choices from the first moment of the first breath. The more we know, the more questions should emerge. “It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept. “If I do what I’ve always done, I’ll get what I’ve always gotten.”

Genetics is the study of heredity. Heredity is a biological process where a parent passes certain genes onto their children or offspring. Having access to information about your genetic predisposition offers invaluable insight about the capacity to endure or succumb on the journey of life.

Genetic information relates to:

· a condition that is clinically apparent—to confirm a diagnosis a particular disorder or an condition

· a propensity that is latent in order to predict the likelihood that you will, or may, develop the disorder in the future, or may be a carrier for the disease or disorder.

It is your choice to have such a knowledge since it offers both benefits and burden. The benefit of knowing your path and managing the risks by lifestyle changes, makes the journey of living more predictable. Do remember that a gene alone does not cause a medical condition. Environmental, dietary, lifestyle, and other factors play strong epigenetic roles, and all those factors cannot be controlled in studies.

Awareness of threats is uncomfortable and often deters the honest look at our destiny. 85% of people on earth live in denial of their potential. Potential of being healthier and live longer is bestowed on us with the burden of proof.

 
 

Redner Integral Health offers genetic panels or individual genetic tests using several laboratories.

 

+ Genetics and Cancer

Simple saliva test analyzes 30 genes that increase your risk for the most common hereditary cancers like:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Colon or Rectal Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Melanoma

+ Genetics and Cardiovascular & Alzheimer’s disease

  • Apo E-
  • Apo E2 causes increased levels of highly “Atherogenic” lipid called Lipoprotein (a). Atherogenic means capacity to promote “plaque” formation
  • Apo E4 causes increased levels of “bad” cholesterol called LDL and also amyloid formation in the brain causing Alzheimer disease.
  • Everyone has two copies of the APOE gene: people with E2/E2 have the lowest overall risk for Alzheimer's and those with E4/E4 have the highest risk. The other combinations of APOE—E2/E3, E2/E4, E3/E3 and E3/E4—fall in between.

+ KIF 6-

This test detects a gene variant associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk and such CHD event can be reduced from atorvastatin and pravastatin therapy.

+ Caffeine Metabolism Genetic Test

Recent research suggests that a slow metabolizer of caffeine is at a higher risk of a nonfatal heart attack compared to a person who metabolizes caffeine rapidly. Caffeine has also been linked to increased risk of miscarriages and decreased fertility in women who are slow metabolizers.

Who uses this test?

Heavy coffee drinkers or anyone else who would like to take advantage of the most recent scientific findings to make positive changes in their lifestyle.

+ Statin Induced Myopathy- SLCO1B1 gene

Who uses this test?

The purpose of genetic testing for SLCO1B1 variants in patients who are taking statin drugs is to inform a decision whether patients identified as at risk for statin-associated myopathy should continue taking statin drugs.

Examples of other genetic testing.

  • Genetics and Jewish Ancestry
  • Genetics and African American Ancestry.
  • Genetics and Metabolic Disease & Conditions
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • MTFHR
  • Genetics in Athletes
 
 
 
In this video collaboration from Khan Academy and 23andMe, you'll learn about the basics of cells, chromosomes, and the genes contained in your DNA.

In this video collaboration from Khan Academy and 23andMe, you'll learn about the variations in human DNA called SNPs, and how they can be used to understand relationships between people.

In this video collaboration from Khan Academy and 23andMe, you'll learn how chromosomes and genes are passed down from parent to child.
In this video collaboration from Khan Academy and 23andMe, you'll learn how your observable traits, or phenotypes, are the result of interactions between your genes and environment.