Functional or Integrative Medicine looks at all body systems to find the root cause of symptoms or illness. Knowledge of your genetics helps to find the root cause of illness. Treatment focuses on bringing balance or homeostasis back to the body. The result is optimal health.
The emphasis of functional medicine is on lifestyle, nutrition, diet, supplements specific to an individual's symptoms, genetics, and lab results.
Your GENES are not your DESTINY! Genes are the blueprint but the manifestation of those genes is determined by the power of EPIGENETICS. We actually have the knowledge to turn certain genes off or on so that they are most beneficial to one's health! That is Precision Medicine.
The preliminary and comprehensive consults occur with a phone or Zoom call with Dr. Lyda after all the results are analyzed. A personalized plan of action may include supplements, diet, and lifestyle changes. Addressing a person's top 3 health goals is a priority. All aimed to achieve your health goals.
Genetic testing is done with a saliva sample. The test kit is mailed to your home. The sample is easy to collect and send back to the lab.
You will then fill out a detailed past medical history form and review of systems. The basic lab work involves a Urine Organic acids test and Micronutrient evaluation that is mailed to you and returned to the lab. Blood work can be done at any lab, or a phlebotomist can come to your home. Lab testing is geared toward the individual patient. Typical labs include macro and micro nutrients, organic acids, amino acid analysis, Oxidative stress analysis, and hormonal levels. An environmental toxin profile may be needed or Microbiome testing depending on individual symptoms.
The YGR saliva test kit is analyzed by an array chip manufactured by Thermo Fisher and processed through Rutgers University RUCDR Infinite Biologics. The testing provides 200,000 SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) analyzed through proprietary software that is routinely updated. The raw data looks at various pathways involved in functional nutritional support to tell a more comprehensive story of gene function. The software provides a wealth of information about how a person's body makes and uses proteins and enzymes that are critical components to rebuild and repair cells, produce antioxidants, and detoxify.
Adults over 50 who have symptoms affecting their quality of life but do not understand why they have them. They may have seen multiple specialists with no improvement. There is always a reason for symptoms if you dig deeper.
Younger adults who want to prevent diseases their parents have or are experiencing symptoms that they are concerned about.
Healthy individuals who want to know their potential metabolic weaknesses and know what supplements would be geared toward staying in optimal balance and preventing illness.