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Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

With: Dr. Sam Shay

About the Episode

Uncover the surprising genetic influences on your dietary needs and habits. Learn how your genetic makeup can impact your cravings, fullness after meals, and even your tolerance for certain foods. These eye-opening insights could revolutionize the way you approach nutrition and wellness. Are you ready to uncover the genetic secrets behind your diet?

In this episode of Feel Freaking Amazing, Dr. Sam Shay shares his unique insights on genetics and nutrition. He emphasizes the significance of understanding genetic influences on dietary needs, highlighting how genetic markers can shape an individual’s ideal diet and potential pitfalls. You’ll also hear valuable insights into the interconnected nature of genetics, metabolism, aging, and lifestyle factors in optimizing health, making it a must-listen for those seeking a personalized approach.

Listen now to learn how your genes shape your eating habits and overall well-being!

What We Discuss

Dr. Sam Shay introduces a framework that incorporates genetics as the foundational layer for personalized dietary decisions, stressing the importance of tailored nutrition based on genetic makeup. The conversation delves into the impact of aging on health, the interplay between genetics and metabolism, and the relevance of considering individual preferences and societal factors in creating sustainable dietary plans.

Insights from Genetic Testing

Genetic testing unlocks valuable insights, far beyond just diet. It can provide information on food triggers, histamine sensitivity, salt sensitivity, and exercise preferences, among others. With these findings, people can make informed decisions about their exercise and diet regimes, leading to a more comprehensive understanding of their overall health.

Genetic Influence on Diet

Your diet has a direct relationship with your genetics. Certain genes dictate how individuals metabolize different food groups, like carbs, providing insights into potential dietary pitfalls and optimal eating habits. Therefore, considering genetics as a foundational layer in understanding diet can profoundly influence health outcomes.

Personalized Genetic Health Strategies

By identifying individual genetic markers, people can customize their diets and lifestyle choices to align with their genetic makeup. Essentially, understanding your genes gives you a roadmap to navigate your health journey effectively.

Listen now to learn how your genes shape your eating habits and overall well-being!

Guest Bio

Dr. Sam Shay, DC, IFMCP solves health puzzles for busy, health-conscious moms, mom-preneurs, and adults with Aspergers so that they can exit survival mode and re-enter community.

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Main website: www.DrSamShay.com
eGuide: Genetically determine your optimal diet: www.DrSamShay.com/ideal-diet-eguide
eGuide to Functional Genetics: www.DrSamShay.com/genetics
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Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test looks for the inappropriate presence of bacteria in the small intestine known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or “SIBO”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You
Beyond Diets: How Your Genes Reveal the Ideal Eating Plan for You

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted