Nutritional genomics, otherwise known as nutrigenomics, studies the relationship between human genome, nutrition and health. With the information Dr. Bean gathers from your genetics, your symptoms and health history, she creates health plan surrounding this to optimize your overall health. She also refers her patients to a nutritionist who specializes in genes and nutrition to create individualized meals plans (see www.FeedYourGenes.ca)
It is important to understand that you do not solely treat a SNP but rather looking at how genetic variants can be playing a role in achieving wellness more challenging. The goal Dr. Bean wants to achieve is after looking over your genetic profile, to come up with a tailored plan that addresses your health concerns along with uncovering how your genetics may be playing a role within this.
Dr. Bean advises to you run your 23andme raw data results through two different applications, which you will be asked to send to her in order to complete your tailored genetic report.
Dr. Bean also utilizes Pure Genomics which is a free application for practitioners. She will speak to you about this at your appointment on how to set this up