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Telomere Length Test
Are you aging faster than you would like due to telomere shortening?
Current research shows that telomere shortening contributes to cellular aging and susceptibility to metabolic disorders and chronic disease. According to scientific research, telomere shortening may contribute to aging and age-related conditions. Telomeres are segments of DNA found at the ends of chromosomes. They can be prematurely shortened when exposed to environmental chemicals, oxidation, inflammation, and stress. This leads to DNA damage and contributes to early cell death.
Shorter telomeres have been associated with cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disorders, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cognitive decline, and other chronic degenerative conditions associated with aging.
Neurological conditions such as Cognitive impairment, chronic stress
Metabolic disorders such as Diabetes, glucose intolerance, obesity
Cardiovascular diseases such as Atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease
Musculoskeletal disorders such as Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Immune-related conditions such as Hepatitis C, cancer, autoimmune disorders
Inflammation, Aging, and its association with Telomeres
Inflammation is associated with aging and telomere shortening. Telomeres become shorter after each cell division until eventually chromosomal DNA reaches a critical point at which the cell can no longer divide (known as the Hayflick limit). The loss of this protective telomere “armor” renders DNA vulnerable to damage and may result in an individual’s increased risk for accelerated aging and associated health conditions. If telomeres are maintained, then termination of cell division (senescence) and programmed cell death (apoptosis) can be delayed.
The test analyzes your average telomere length in white blood cells compared to the normal reference range for your age-matched population.
CICA: Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array
Test genetic, serologic and cellular markers for celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, IBS, Crohn’s and other GI disorders
Genetic risk for celiac disease
Genetic risk markers for Crohn’s Disease
Serum markers associated with active celiac disease process
Serum markers associated with Crohn’s disease
A serological marker for diminished antigen exclusion in the gut
Optional sensitivity testing for gluten, gliadin, casein and over 400 other foods and substances
Two out of five Americans have gastrointestinal disorders: up to 20% are affected by IBS, 0.44% impacted by Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, and up to 1% with celiac disease.
Accurate diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and celiac disease is complex because both specific and nonspecific pathways of the immune system are involved.
The CICA evaluates a patient’s genetic risk for celiac disease, serum markers associated with active celiac disease process, and genetic serum markers associated with Crohn’s disease, and serological markers for diminished antigen exclusion in the gut.
Optionally, it can be combined with the Alcat Test to evaluate innate immune cell responses to foods and other substances for the most comprehensive assessment.
Who Should Test?
Those with gastrointestinal symptoms and autoimmune disorders that might suggest a problem with gluten
Those with increased intestinal permeability which has been linked to autoimmune disorders and other conditions
Those suspected to have Crohn’s or celiac disease
Those suffering from symptoms of IBS including diarrhea, bloating or cramping
Those with chronic fatigue
Those with malabsorption of nutrients or iron deficiency
Methylation can play an important role in many chronic diseases. By understanding your genetics you can prevent and address these conditions with the right nutrition.
The MethylDetox Profile tests critical genes in the methylation pathway. The methylation pathway is the major part of detoxification and the metabolic cycle. Based on your genetics, this profile enables you to address many important chronic medical conditions by using nutrition and nutrient supplementation.
Methyl Detox Overview
The MethylDetox Profile gives more actionable information than MTHFR testing alone, giving you a more complete picture of your body’s methylation and detoxification. The MethylDetox profile includes Smart Commentaries, detailing recommended nutrients based on your genetics.
Standard MTHFR genotyping only evaluates folic acid metabolism. Scientific research reveals that a variety of genes are involved in maintaining methionine/homocysteine balance. Genetic variations (SNPs) in these important genes influence your methylation potential. Individual methylation is monitored using homocysteine levels. Important SNPs are included to evaluate your ability to methylate neurotransmitters, DNA and toxins.
Who may benefit from this test?
Individuals with any of the following diagnoses or symptoms, lab data indicating the tendency toward:
Cardiovascular Diseases e.g. hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke
Neurological Disorders e.g. depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, ADD/ADHD, ASD, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, insomnia
Metabolic Conditions e.g. metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, kidney diseases, reduced ability to metabolize medications, multiple chemical sensitivity
Musculoskeletal Disorders e.g. osteoporosis
Eye Diseases e.g. macular degeneration
Cancer e.g. colorectal, breast, and others