This is not to be confused with a tumor tissue DNA test/pathology, nor an ancestry DNA test (23andme or ancestry). I require DNA testing of your genetics that influence your optimal nutrition and lifestyle. I currently only use Nutrition Genome. They dive into specifics on how you metabolize specific fats, sugars, carbs, grains, and proteins, and I can therefore create an optimal nutrition plan for your DNA. They also test for how you detoxify certain chemicals, toxins, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, cancer treatments, statins, birth control, fluoride, plastics, medications, chemo agents, antibiotics, steroids and much more. I will also be able to make recommendations regarding exercise and meditation/stress response from your DNA report. Furthermore, recommendations will be made regarding which foods, additives, and supplements to add and which to avoid.
LINK TO ORDER NUTRITION GENOME DNA TEST HERE.
A quick not on tumor DNA genetic profiling: Ask your doctor for any tumor pathology that they may already have and get a copy of the tests. Ask them to send a piece of your frozen tumor sample to be sent to Caris or Foundation one for a complex tissue assay (upon a surgery or biopsy are required to save a sample). This report will give myself, Dr. Nasha, and your doctors key insights into what treatments are right for your situation. For example, it can indicate if chemo will be hurtful or helpful, same with radiation, IVC, hyperbaric oxygen, hyperthermia, mistletoe, etc.
Lab/Blood Chemistry Tests:
Ask your General Practitioner (not your oncologist) for a “standing order” for all these labs. Your doc will then fax it to your nearest blood draw station. This standing order will only have to be renewed yearly with your general practitioner, and then you can go get labs anytime you want at your local blood draw, without having to contact your doctor. If you do not have cancer, you do not need to draw monthly.
You may have to ask many doctors until you find someone willing to help you. This is HARD, but worth it. The single most important way to track your path to optimal health is your lab tests. TEST, ACCESS, ADDRESS – DON’T GUESS! Note – general practitioners that are more freshly out of medical school, PA’s and RN’s are generally more open minded (but not always). Ask your friends if they know doctors that are more proactive about optimal health – they often will order labs where other doctors will not. It took me a month of searching to find one!
If you really get stuck and don’t have time to search for a local general practitioners, you can use walkinlab.com to order. It is pretty affordable for one round, $400 – $500, but impossibly expensive for the long run. I have my labs run monthly, and this would cost me tens of thousands over the years. Test, access, address – is the keto to success.
Fast for at least 12 hours, just water only, and do the blood draw at the same time each month, as early as possible (8am) or when your blood draw opens.
1. hsCRP – high sensitivity C reactive Protein (always run – part of Dr. Nasha’s trifecta to see if cancer is in the drivers seat)
2. LD – Lactate dehydrogenase (always run – part of Dr. Nasha’s trifecta to see if cancer is in the drivers seat)
3. ESR – Sedimentation Rate (always run – part of Dr. Nasha’s trifecta to see if cancer is in the drivers seat)
4. CBC w/diff (Complete Blood Count with diff)
5. CMP w/chem 20 (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel with Chem 20)
7. Vitamin D3 25-OH
8. AM cortisol (8am)
9. Fasting insulin (8am)
11. Full thyroid panel (TSH, total T4)
12. Thyroid – Free T3
13. Thyroid – T3 Uptake
14. Both thyroid antibodies: Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOAb). Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)
15. VEGF – vascular endothelial growth factor
19. Full lipid panel
20. HgA1C – hemoglobin A1C
22. Cytomegalovirus (CMV/herpes virus) Antibodies Blood Test, Titer with IgG and IgM
23. Epstein Barr Virus (EBV/mono virus) – Titer with IgG and IgM — if positive in the past or haven’t run it yet