Where do I get a DNA report?
We are currently only offering nutrigenomic health and nutrition reports from 23andME raw data. (My Heritage and Ancestry.com lack sufficient health related data to generate accurate nutrigenomic health reports.)
Follow the information on their FAQ page on how to download your raw data file. Once you have a raw data file, you can contact me to get started on your personal health report. I will send you a consent form for you to sign and return before you email me any of your data. After that, you can make a payment via VIPPS (in Norway), paypal or via bank transfer to pay for the report.
How long does it take to get a report?
It takes me between 10 to 15 hours to work on a report; however, the time it takes to get back to each individual client will vary based on my current client load. Usually reports are done within a week and we will schedule a consultation time after that so you have time to go over your report and prepare any questions you may have.
Can you tell me about my disease risks?
In your raw data file you download from the DNA company of your choice, there will be information on some disease risks; however, giving someone a complete list of EVERY DISEASE they MAY have a slightly increased risk of developing is quite unethical to me. Many of our life choices automatically put us at a higher risk for certain diseases; for example, if you live in a big city like New York, you have a much higher risk of developing certain cancers because of the pollution in the city, but that doesn't stop people from wanting to live in New York (or other major cities). If you are concerned about carrying a specific gene for a specific disease, of course I will check if that information is in your DNA file and answer that question and relate to you any information that can decrease the risk of developing that disease. However, I do not generally give a list of every disease risk that might be slightly increased. Instead I do give a lifestyle recommendation for lowering your overall risk for diseases based on the current scientific information we have for your specific genetic make up.
What do you do with my data?
I use a program to help me sort your genetic information and search for any SNPs you may have and check the status of genes scientifically shown to be important in health, diet, nutrition, exercise, aging and metabolic functions. After I write your report, I delete your raw data DNA file. I will then send you your report via email and ask to set up a consultation time if you would like. After the consultation, I will delete the report, so I no longer have any of your personal data on my computer. Please make sure you take care of your copy of the report, as that is the only copy there is after you confirm receipt and we have completed the consultation.
What blood tests do you recommend?
Each country is different on what blood tests either their National Health Services or Insurance will cover; therefore, it may not be possible for you to get all the markers listed. My recommendation is to ask for as many as you can. It sometimes helps to let your practitioner know that you are having a DNA analysis and need these markers to personalize your nutrition and supplement recommendations, as well as determine how impactful some gene variants are. If needed, I can also write a letter to your practitioner asking for the blood work.
MTRR, MTHFD1 SNPs)