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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 6:33 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An article re DNA testing used to identify the appropriate real foods you should be eating appeared in my local paper today. It appears to be a pr release to promote the company, Sciona. I thought some of you may find this topic interesting. (No, they do not offer tests for MSG susceptibility but they do have tests certain drugs which you will find in the last reference below under “Drug Reaction Panel”.)
Gives list of types of nutritional tests - Excerpt:
“Last fall, recreational athlete Alesandra Rain, 48, experienced nutrigenomics firsthand. An avid cyclist, she was forced to give up her 100-mile-a-week riding schedule because of a weakening spine. A DNA test from Global DNA Solutions pointed out that she couldn't metabolize vitamin B or calcium in pill form, conditions that resulted in a loss of bone density. Her dietary consultant told her to add pine nuts, broccoli, cauliflower (for vitamin B-6), and onions (a key source of quercetin, which helps bones retain calcium) to her salads. A month after her dietary shift, "my spine healed," says Rain, who also enjoyed giant gains in her workouts— lifting three times the weight she had previously.” - Excerpt:
“Critics of consumer marketing are less worried about DNA testing that aims to give people nutritional advice or information about their overall health. But some specialists say there is not yet enough evidence that people should change their diet or medication based on their DNA. Sciona, for example, studies nine genes as part of its $200 assessment of a person's general health, including one gene named MTHFR. Some people have a form of MTHFR that reduces their ability to process folic acid, an important vitamin. When the company finds clients with this form of the gene, it recommends that they eat more foods rich in folic acid, such as asparagus, broccoli and yeast.”
Re DNA testing by Genelex
Carol H
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 4:13 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Notice that it says "process folic acid" I wonder if that means that their ability to deal with glutamic acid is compromised, as folic acid is a chain of glutamate..... If processing folic acid is a problem, maybe they should be avoiding it instead of taking it.
Connie M.
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 4:15 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Morris, the nutritional tests in the first link are interesting. I wish I could afford to have them, I would. I just would like to know what they would say. There are different ones. If anyone looks at this link, I wonder what the most important tests to have are? I saved the link for the future just in case.Has anyone had any of these tests?
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 2:29 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since I posted the article, I have been warned by someone who is knowledgeable about testing labs that the methods may not be controlled and up to par. He had sent in two of his own tissue samples to the lab (he wouldn't tell me name) and reported one as his own and one from his sister. The results were returned to him and instead of the two being somewhat the same, they were very different. Interesting, huh?
Carol H
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 5:34 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could he be a chimera? Probably not - but it happens sometimes, when a fetus absorbs a fraternal twin.
Deb A.
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 2:08 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only) your broccoli! And while you're at it, eat lots of romaine and cauliflower, too. :-)
And kidney beans are high in natural folic acid.
Here's a couple tasty ways to eat cauliflower. Wash the head well, cutting all the leaves off. Place in a deep bowl with 1/3 cup of water and cook in the microwave, covered, for about 6 or 7 minutes or until as tender as you like. Or place in a steamer and steam. Meanwhile, whisk together 2 t. organic apple cider vinegar and 2 T. olive oil with 1 heaping t. of organic mustard (or 1/2 t. dry), 1/4 t. salt, a dash of pepper, and 1/4 t. of sugar. Grate some mild whole milk cheese like colby jack or jack, and as soon as the cauliflower head is tender enough, remove cover and drain. Drizzle the oil/vinegar mixture on the head and then top with obout 1 and 1/2 c. of the cheese. Replace cover and let melt and serve...can do the same with broccoli. To saute these veggies, I sometimes will partially steam or microwave first for about 4 minutes and then chill with cold water. I slice thin and saute with some oil and red pepper flakes and salt....a little minced garlic is good, too.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 10:49 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

MEMorris, I tested positive to MTHFR, C677T hetero...and I am very MSG allergic...hmmmmm I know there is a sulfite link here too. Does anyone have more information as this is a very new diagnosis.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 11:31 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cathy218, maybe this will help:

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