Nutrition Lab Testing

Nutrition Lab Testing

New Hope Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC offers several types of lab testing to suit your individualized needs. Please call and schedule a consultation to discuss which test might be best suited to fit your needs.

Eat According To Your Genes!

What is Nutrigenomics?

Nutrigenomics uses new technology to study the relationship between genes, nutrition, and our health. We know that some people respond differently to different foods. For example, some individuals experience stomach discomfort after eating dairy while others do not. Nutrigenomics enables us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to food, beverages, and supplements.

What are the genetic tests that you currently offer?

I offer a 45-gene Nutrigenomix® Health and Wellness test (Health), a 45-gene Nutrigenomix® Fertility test (Fertility), and a 45-gene Nutrigenomix® Sport test (Sport).
Do all tests analyze the same 45 genetic markers?

Yes, all tests analyze the same 45 genetic markers. However, the recommendations are slightly modified depending on the type of test ordered and the wording is tailored specifically to the target client (e.g. reference to fertility outcomes or performance).
What is the difference between the Health, Fertility and Sport tests?

While all tests report the same 45 genetic markers, each test is intended for a different clientele so there would never be a need to order more than one type of test for a given client. The Health test focuses on achieving optimal health for clients who are pursuing general well- being. For example, these clients would be interested in addressing factors that influence weight loss, cardiovascular health and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, while optimizing their energy levels and improving fitness. The Sport test is designed to provide nutrition and performance-related recommendations that will help athletes of all levels boost physical and mental performance while optimizing body composition and nutritional status. The Fertility test is designed to provide nutrition recommendations that will help couples who are trying to conceive by optimizing their fertile potential. You can view sample reports by logging in to your account and clicking on Resources > Sample Reports.
What is an example that demonstrates how the information differs between the reports?
Caffeine is a great example. Though the CYP1A2 gene is analyzed for caffeine metabolism in all tests, each report focuses on different information and provides different recommendations depending on your client’s goals. The Health report focuses on risk of heart attack and hypertension based on caffeine consumption and genetic variation. The Sport report highlights the effects of caffeine on endurance performance while still discussing heart disease risks. The Fertility report focuses on caffeine’s effects on time to establish pregnancy, and pregnancy- associated health conditions such as pre-diabetes and hypertension.

Trying to Find a Healthy Diet? Look to your Genes?


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Micronutrient Testing

Micronutrient testing is the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available. This test measures how well the body uses 33 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites. By measuring beyond a simple range and providing an index of how well these micronutrients are functioning within your body, we can correct deficiencies that are impairing your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Click on each link to learn about the role of micronutrients:

Click below for a sample report…

Cardiometabolic Testing

Poor blood sugar regulation and unhealthy triglyceride and lipoprotein levels often present long before a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. SpectraCell’s CardioMetabolic, Pre-Diabetes, and LPP™ Plus Tests offer clinically relevant evaluation to help determine risk for cardiovascular disease and progression toward Type 2 Diabetes.

Overview of lipoprotein particles and cholesterol:

Cholesterol testing has historically been used as the standard indicator for cardiovascular disease classified as HDL (good) or LDL (bad). However, it is actually the lipoprotein particles that carry the cholesterol throughout the body, not necessarily the cholesterol within them, that are responsible for key steps in plaque production and the resulting development of cardiovascular disease. This test accurately measures both the density and number of lipoprotein particles (LPP).

Why measure LPP? Click below for more information…

MTHFR Genetic Testing

MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) is an enzyme involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. Genetic variations reduce the activity of this enzyme, resulting in an increased risk of heart disease, mental health conditions, miscarriages, neural tube defects and more. Based on MTHFR and homocysteine results, increased intake of folate alone or in combination with vitamins B6 and B12 are often recommended.
Why is MTHFR Genotyping important? Click below for more information…

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