New Heart Genetic Panel | Ultimate Comfort Food Meal | Pegan...Really?
From eNewsletter 1/16/2019
DID YOU KNOW that an eating style called "pegan" has achieved recently popularity? Unfortunately, there's nothing novel about. Dr. Mark Hyman coined the term "pegan" to rhyme with vegan to make it sexy, but simply it is an inferior version of our PaleoMediterranean Diet! More in our next issue.
Cardiovascular Health Panel from Pure Genomics - NEW!
Bonnie & Steve: We are so excited to bring you the newest genetic panel from Pure Genomics: Cardiovascular Health.
There are numerous, exciting genetic clues we can glean. One highlight describes whether you need CoQ10 if you are on a statin.
GENES IN NEW CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH PANEL
Can be affected by statin clearance and make you susceptible to CoQ10 deficiency when taking statin medication. We can tell you if you need, or continue to require, CoQ10 supplementation. Even if you don't take a statin, CoQ10 can be very beneficial preventively if you are genetically susceptible.
While we test for CRP levels by blood to indicate inflammation, knowing your genetic predisposition can be extremely useful in assessing short-and long-term cardiac risk.
CYP1A2 If homozygous, 2-3 cups of coffee could raise CVD risk 35% and 4 cups could raise risk 64%.
AGT Negatively-expressing AGT may warrant reducing sodium; AGT is connected to blood pressure.
ACE Negatively-expressing ACE worsens with a high saturated fat diet, so this would be terrible for someone trying a Keto diet. ACE is connected to blood pressure.
EDN1 Made by endothelium and constricts blood vessels. EDN1 is connected to blood pressure.
LPL Indicates how much endurance or aerobic activity can help you lose body mass.
PPARD Predisposition to low or high HDL cholesterol.
MTHFR Associated cardiac risks linked to hypertension, CVD, and stroke.