Nutrigenomics Testing in Virginia

Find out how to eat according to your genes!

Nutrigenomics is an emerging science based on genetic level testing regarding how your individual genes process foods, and how to interpret using this information to eat for optimal health.

The study of how individual genetic variation affects a person's individual response to nutrients and impacts the risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases.

At Sound Nutrition Services, we have a few different selections for your convenience:





Current research now shows how individual varients of genes can effect how we process certain nutrients, and how these contribute or do not contribute to chronic health disease.

Please contact us if you are interested in nutrigenomic based testing, which can show you much in terms of your individualized diet therapy needs.

What is Nutritional Genomics?

Nutritional genomics, also known as nutrigenomics, is an emerging science that seeks to explore the relationship between the human genome, nutrition, and health. For healthcare practitioners, this means providing patients with individualized dietary recommendations based on specific variations in their genes.

Why An Individualized Approach to Nutrition is Important

Have you ever noticed how different foods, substances, and diets affect some people differently than others? The same way that each of us differs in physical traits, like eye or hair color, we also differ in our metabolization of food and other substances. This piece of information is critical to understanding the importance of an individualized approach to nutrition.

In fact, the most up-to-date, science-backed evidence reveals that generalized nutrition recommendations lack both efficiency and effectiveness. When nutrition recommendations are based on individual DNA results, however, significantly greater dietary improvements are reported by patients.

For this reason, understanding how you, individually, process specific foods and substances, instead of relying on generalized nutrition information, is an integral part of taking control of your diet and health.

To use a striking example, recent research has shown that due to the presence or absence of specific gene expressions, caffeine puts some people at a greater risk for heart disease, but has no similar effect on others. So, while a cup of morning coffee may be an energizing way for one person to start their day, it could have drastic negative health consequences on another person. Additionally, high-protein diets work well for some people, but not for others when it comes to weight control and overall health maintenance. This is because, depending on your specific genes, the foods and other substances which may be beneficial for someone else may not be beneficial for you.

Whether you are seeking to improve your overall health and well-being through specific dietary changes or you are simply curious about understanding how your body individually responds to different foods and substances, the test we offer through Nutrigenetics has the potential to provide you with some valuable new information.



Genetic Direction


Genetic testing has moved into the mainstream and is the future of preventive health. In addition to the thousands of tests being offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers has progressed to the point of understanding the specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein micro-nutrients, etc., and how specific genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities. Genetic direction offers several different types of DNA testing at an affordable price.

To visit the site click here. Sound Nutrition Services is an affiliate of Genetic Direction and makes this process easy for you to get your results, and more importantly to understand them. Contact us today!

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