Monday, April 7, 2014

Detox pathways working?

Both breast cancer and the expression of Lyme disease can be linked to mutations affecting methylation and detox pathways. These mutations, or "SNIPS" play an important role in one's ability or inability to achieve and maintain good health, free of cancer and chronic disease.

This is the perfect reason for getting your genome done by the likes of 23andMe, then submitting your raw data analysis to one of the very affordable SNIPs analysis sites online, such as The analysis, after you have your genome data, is about $20. No big expense. 

Unfortunateley, 23andMe has been hampered in its public genome mapping services, due to a crackdown by the FDA (unwarranted, many claim). They web page currently says:

"After discussion with officials from the Food and Drug Administration today, 23andMe will comply with the FDA's directive and stop offering new consumers access to health-related genetic tests while the company moves forward with the agency's regulatory review


Luckily, I already had mine done before this happened, but if you didn't, I'd just recommend you stay tuned and check their site once in a while to see what's going on. I'm sure they or some other lab doing this work will appear. If you DO already have a genome mapping done by 23andMe, then I recommend you go to and read up about getting your SNIPS done. Then relay the results to your doctor(s) who may then suggest lifestyle, diet, exercise, and/or Rx changes to address your specific genetic needs. 


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