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You are doing all the right things. You exercise, eat right, and get plenty of sleep (well, try to at least). You’ve tried countless supplements and followed more than a few fads. Yet you still cannot achieve and maintain your ideal weight.
There are many factors that can affect your weight. Hormones, neurotransmitter imbalance, genetics, and toxicity are just a few of the factors that can cause weight gain and prevent weight loss. Now you can finally get some answers! At a minimum, we recommend baseline testing of thyroid, adrenal (cortisol/DHEA) and reproductive (estrogens/progesterone/testosterone) hormones and neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, glutamate, GABA, etc.). Increasingly, in more complicated weight management cases, we have been adding genetic testing to our panels.
Diet, exercise and supplement programs often fail because they are applied in a haphazard, willy-nilly approach that seldom incorporates your unique combination of genes, life experiences, and biochemistry. In short, these programs fall short because they are not customized to you.
If you are not getting the results you desire or expect despite considerable effort and expense, before throwing in the towel, consider genetic testing. That’s right, let your DNA guide the way.
Logically, the most efficient and potentially effective use of diet, activity/exercise, and supplementation to achieve weight loss, optimal body composition and overall wellness is through the utilization of individualized genetic information.
Genetic testing identifies unique variations in your genes or proteins. Historically, genetic testing has only been used to diagnose or rule out hereditary diseases. Only very recently has the technology to reveal such detailed information become available for consumer use.
Now, at the very forefront of health and wellness, genetic testing can identify your individual nutritional needs, exercise requirements, and most direct paths to weight loss and general health.
It’s no secret that your genes are the key to knowing exactly how your body operates. For example, we have known for some time that a specific gene, commonly called the FTO gene, is associated with an increased risk of obesity. Simply, the goal of genetic sequencing is to help you better understand your body’s needs including your risk of obesity and the most effective and efficient ways to optimize your health and wellness.
Consistent with our overarching philosophy here at Integrative Psychiatry, we practice what we preach: Test Don’t Guess. You by now likely know we often recommend testing of the unique biological mediators – neurotransmitters, adrenal function, hormones, immune status, and growth factors – driving one’s specific signs and symptoms.
So imagine how excited we are now able to offer you for the first time the ability to leverage genetic testing to uncover the secrets of your individual metabolism and path to weight loss. Your path is yours and no one else’s.
Ongoing clinical research has shown that individuals placed on a diet appropriate to their DNA can lose up to 76% more weight. We at Integrative Psychiatry are proud to announce our new partnership with genoVive, a leader in personalized nutrition, to provide you with a comprehensive weight loss program tailored to your unique genetic profile.
The genoVive Weight Management Program is based on genetic science. It was developed by genoVive’s world-renowned experts in the emerging fields of nutritional genomics, genetics, biochemistry and food science. The first of its kind, genoVive’s Weight Management Program represents a ground-breaking approach to long term weight management and lifetime health. It allows health professionals like us to create a personalized meal and activity solutions featuring optimal combinations of nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) to deliver the most effective outcomes.