Weight issues are complex; Each body has a unique genetic makeup that can identify the best approach to achieve your ideal weight. While a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine are enough for some to stay healthy and trim, it may not be enough for others who are seeking optimal health in general. Safe Harbour Wellness’s focus is to provide you with a customized path to weight control, weight maintenance and a healthy lifestyle. Confronting genetic shortcomings for diet, wellness, and beyond can help optimize a patient’s journey by placing less stress on their body during the process.
While life expectancy has increased over the last few decades, there continues to be a longevity gap between men and women. On average, women live five years longer than men. Men are also more likely than women to have chronic illnesses. There are biological, behavioral, and social factors contributing to the gender gap. Safe Harbour Wellness hopes to promote an increase in life expectancy and quality of life by helping men understand their genetic tendencies and provide personalized recommendations via DNA analysis. Knowing your genetic predisposition allows you and your physician to help determine the proper course of treatment for your nutritional, hormonal and/or metabolic deficiencies. It can also make you more aware of the signs and symptoms of possible complications from hormonal therapy.
The Safe Harbour Wellness Men’s Health Panel consists of 11 gene variants (SNPs) that have been chosen by our medical experts which play a significant role in:
• Testosterone Conversion and Breakdown
• Estrogen Formation
• Risk of Metabolic Weakness
• Risk of Hypertension
Hormonal and metabolic abnormalities in men can produce a number of undesirable affects, such as weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, decrease sex drive and mood disturbances. In many men, their genetic inheritance has altered the way they process hormones such as testosterone. Additionally, new evidence indicates that certain treatable genetic differences can create a relative difficulty in maintaining appropriate hormonal levels as we age. Replacing testosterone has become commonplace in today’s medicine, however, without knowing your genetic make-up, hormone replacement can be less effective or, in some cases, potentially dangerous
Safe Harbour Wellness’s Women’s Health Panel consists of 26gene variants (SNPs) that have been chosen by our medical experts which play a significant role in:
o Risk Factors for Infertility
o Risk of Metabolic Disease (hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, PCOS)
o MTHFR status and other key methylation SNPs
o Delivery / Absorption / Conversion of Folic Acid and B12
o Blood Clot Risk
o Hormonal Production and Breakdown
Hormonal, metabolic and vitamin abnormalities in women can produce a number of undesirable affects, such as weight gain, sleep disturbances, infertility, fatigue, and mood disturbances. In some women, hormonal issues with estrogen / progesterone balance and altered estrogen metabolism can lead to a higher risk of developing deep venous thrombosis, altered blood pressure and fluid balance, and increase the risk of hypertension. In some more severe cases, increase risk of cancer, miscarriage, placental separation, preeclampsia, and pulmonary embolisms can occur.
Determining your risk of these issues is now much easier with the recent development of Nutrigenomic Testing from Safe Harbour Wellness. Knowing your genetic predisposition allows you and your physician to help determine the proper course of nutrition, hormonal therapy risk and metabolic risk. It can also make you more aware of the signs and symptoms of a possible complications and potential life threatening issues.
Safe Harbour Wellness offers the most comprehensive Nutrigenomic testing available in the medical marketplace today. Our Essential Vitamins panel is one out of many DNA testing panels for nutrition that we offer. This personalized nutrigenomic test is designed to help you understand your body and what it needs.
Your body requires essential minerals and vitamins for every process and function. These nutrients work in symphony to grow, heal, repair and maintain your body’s cells, organs, systems, and skeleton. Vitamins are needed in varying amounts and some form key parts of structures such as red blood cells and bones. Our Essential Vitamins nutrigenomic panel will give you guidance via DNA analysis on what nutrients you may need due to genetic weaknesses.
Vitamins are considered essential nutrients—because acting in concert, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help shore up bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system. They also convert food into energy and repair cellular damage.
Trying to keep track of what all of these vitamins do can be confusing. How do you really know what you need as an individual?
Our Pro7 Diet | Wellness | Fitness & Anti-Aging Panel, is the most comprehensive nutrigenomics test we offer. This test is the premier go-to test for athletes of all ages and performance levels. Whether you are an elite competitive athlete, a diehard weekend warrior, middle aged or senior athlete that desires to optimize their results and recovery, an individual searching for a more thorough understanding of their health and metabolic status, or have additional underlying health challenges that have yet to be solved; this is the test for you!
DNA Fitness Panel: Genetic Testing for the Complete Athlete
Safe Harbour Wellness’ DNA testing for athletic ability is unlike most others. Our sports panel is not about athletic enhancement. It will not determine whether you have the potential to be a world class athlete or highlight your athletic strengths. It’s a genetic analysis that shares how one’s unique genes impact inflammation, mitochondria, and methylation (key areas for weight loss and / or physical recovery) and nutritional recommendations to help overcome any discovered shortcomings. Safe Harbour Wellness believes that in improving inflammation, mitochondria, and methylation processes can lead to overall better health, enabling better recovery potential, likely leading to better athletic performance.
GENETIC FITNESS TESTING FOCUSES ON RECOVERY
Whether it’s from long-term wear and tear or an unforeseen incident, every athlete experiences an injury. The nature of some sports create environments where athletes are more vulnerable to injuries and / or more prone to specific types of injuries. Training and exercising alone is stress on the body. Recovery is crucial in not only getting back to one’s sport after an injury but maximizing the benefits of exercising. Recovery, the process of regaining health by maximizing the body’s repair, is multifaceted. It involves the nervous system, structural system, chemicals, hormones, and mental state. These elements repair in different ways and at different rates. Mental health, muscular recovery, chemical and hormonal balance can improve with rest – sleeping for 7 to 10 hours in ideal sleeping conditions. Tendons, ligaments, and bones recovery at a slower rate than muscles because they do not receive direct blood flow, making these structural system aspects more susceptible to overtraining stress and injury. Proper stretching, hydration, and nutrition can also aid recovery. Our genetic testing for fitness shares personalized nutrition recommendations and precautions to help optimize health while avoiding foods that can increase inflammation and physical stress on the body.
IMPROVED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE THROUGH OPTIMIZED HEALTH & RECOVERY
While our DNA fitness testing does not directly improve athletic performance, one’s athletic performance can improve through optimizing health and physical recovery. In aiding health, one can also experience a higher quality of life and a longer life expectancy. Some athletic endeavors require building great amounts of muscle mass. The same pathways required for muscle growth can also accelerate aging. Keeping balance between rest, repair, and growth are crucial to gaining muscle while maintaining healthy aging. Injuries can also accelerate aging. Gaining a better understanding of your personal inflammation, mitochondria, and methylation processes through our fitness genetic testing can help find that balance on a chemical level.
PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR HEALTHY ATHLETES
Since every person’s genetic makeup is unique, so are their biochemical processes. These processes enable athletes to cope with the stress their sport puts on their body. In some cases, if these processes are not working properly, it can accelerate aging. With so many unique factors, your health protocols should be as well. In prioritizing your body’s healing, you are proactively aiding recovery and helping avoid injuries, feeling burnt out, or worse.
Our Pro 7 Diet | Wellness | Fitness & Anti-Aging Panel, analyzes an incredible 55 gene variants and provides nutritional recommendations and health information based on the scientific validation of a patient’s specific needs in these key areas:
- Neurotransmitter Processing
- Mitochondrial Function
- Inflammatory Potential
- External Inflammatory Potential
- Health Precautions
When only the best will do, our Pro7 Diet | Wellness | Fitness & Anti-Aging Panel is the test for you!
Safe Harbour Wellness offers an Autophagy panel that evaluates 7 gene variants for possible SNPs and complications. You may be feeding your body the correct nutrients, but they are useless if your body’s cells can’t absorb them properly. An Autophagy genetic test is one of the only ways to know whether your internal cellular recycling system is intact. Autophagy is necessary to maintain cellular health and assist in preventing the growth of malicious cells. The genetic testing Safe Harbour Wellness offers, can help you identify how your body works, as well as nutrients and supplements that would be specifically beneficial to you.
The report algorithms, created by our medical experts, will take the patient’s genetic results and create nutritional and lifestyle recommendations along with recommended lab work and health precautions based upon many factors and their clinical expertise. The built-in proprietary software takes out the guess work and allows the provider to recommend the proper nutrition and health advisements safely by a patient’s DNA results.
Chronic pain is unlike most other ailments the human body undergoes. Many who live with chronic pain look healthy from the outside but, internally, are experiencing so much pain that they have a difficult time living a normal day-to-day life. While medication like opiates help some through their short term pain, they can become a debilitating addiction for those with chronic pain, leaving the patient with more issues than just their physical pain. As the US works to eliminate the opioid epidemic, true chronic pain sufferers may find themselves with less options for relief. Safe Harbour Wellness’s Chronic Pain Panel, aims to bring validity to patients’ pain, while supplying providers the knowledge they need to create a personalized chronic pain treatment protocol for their patients.
The Safe Harbour Wellness Detoxification Nutrigenomics Panel consists of 12+ gene variants (SNPs) that have been chosen by our medical experts which play a significant role in the patient’s ability to control or resolve their detox struggles. Detoxification enzymes are responsible for clearing environmental chemicals and metabolic by-products from our body. Accumulation of these chemicals and by-products can damage intracellular biochemical functions. Alterations in these systems can have a significant negative effect on the nervous system and immune-system functions. These polymorphisms can result in decreased “quality of life” and even decreased“life-span”.
Nutrigenomics is the study of the interaction(s) between a person’s unique genetic makeup and nutrition. Through our precision genetic mutation testing and utilizing our proprietary software, our providers are able to determine each individual’s genetic differences that can affect their nutritional health. By overcoming the nutritional weaknesses with supplementation, the provider is able to create a favorable environment for maximal recovery potential and overall health.
Our Developmental Nutrigenomic Panel, targets 35 genes to be analyzed for SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). The report algorithms, created by our medical experts, will take the patient’s genetic results and create nutritional and lifestyle recommendations along with recommended lab work and health precautions based upon your DNA and our clinical experience. The built-in proprietary software, takes out the guess work and allows the provider to recommend the proper nutrition and health advisements based on your DNA results.
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES?
Discover your genetic predisposition and that of your family to Type 2 Diabetes with a simple DNA test. Diabetes Predict® allows you to:
• Discover your genetic predisposition to Type 2 Diabetes with a simple test.
• Help yourself in predicting Type 2 Diabetes.
• Utilize tools which can help you in your journey to Type 2 Diabetes prevention and possible lifestyle changes needed.
You may have a genetic risk of Type 2 Diabetes if you:
Our Foundation/Methylation/Wellness Nutrigenomic Panel, targets 25 genes to be analyzed for SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). The report algorithms and customized software will take the patient’s genetic results and create nutritional and lifestyle recommendations along with recommended lab work and health precautions based upon SNP results and their clinical expertise. The built-in proprietary software takes out the guess work and allows the provider to recommend the proper nutrition and health advisements based on your DNA results.
It has become increasingly clear over the past few years that gastrointestinal function and environment can have a tremendous impact on your overall health. The gastrointestinal system is complex and has a number of previously unknown roles in the stability of brain function and immune stabilization. As with all of our panels at Safe Harbour Wellness, this panel is designed to provide a scientifically validated system to indicate the need for a specific supplement or medication based on an individual’s genetic profile.
Understanding “the Gut”
The gastrointestinal tract, or gut, is an organ system consisting of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, colon, and rectum. The gut is unique in that it’s the only organ system that is autonomic, functioning without oversight from the brain. Its primary purpose is to ingest food and drink, absorb its nutrients for energy, and expel the remaining materials from the body. The gut also serves as a key part of the immune system.
There is a major immunological presence around the gut. As the GI tract introduces only foreign organisms (like bacteria and viruses), the gut is a likely place for contamination. To combat the inherent risk, 70% of the immune system surrounds the gut to protect the whole body from getting sick. Since the support of brain function, immune stabilization, and digestive process are dependent on the chemical processes occurring in and around the gut, aiding the cells and good bacteria that carry out the mechanisms can help overall health.
Utilizing our proprietary software, the Gastrointestinal Panel will take an individual patient’s DNA genetic findings and interpret them through the Safe Harbour Wellness Precision Supplementation algorithm, to determine the exact therapeutic need of the patient. Gut microbiome testing can be costly. Our GI genetic test can indicate to those with extreme GI issues whether or not more extensive food allergy and/or microbiome testing is needed.