Spotlight on 3x4 Genetic Testing: Learning More About Our Genes and Our Health
Updated: Aug 10
By Dr. Elisheva Neffinger
Are you curious about how your genetic makeup impacts your health? 3x4 Genetic Testing provides a plethora of information to inform decisions around your health and wellness. Recently, I took the test and discovered its benefits for myself. The process was very easy, and my results arrived relatively quickly! Here’s what I learned.
What did my 3x4 Genetic Test reveal?
One gene in particular stood out on my 3x4 genetics report: PPARGC1A. The report revealed that I have the G & A alleles for this gene (The Jackson Lab provides a brief, very informative video on alleles in genetics here). PPARGC1A helps us to regulate energy and fat metabolism. Learning more about this gene and how to respond to it can help prevent weight gain, diabetes, and insulin resistance.
Now that I know more about my genetics, what steps can I take?
As a naturopathic doctor, I know that upregulating my PPARGC1A gene helps to manage my blood sugar and fat deposition.
Here are some ways to give my genetics a helping hand:
Cold Exposure: Ending my showers with cold water or doing cold contrast showers.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Eating more to reap the benefits of oleic acid.
Fish Oil: Supplementing to get some healthy Omega-3’s and reducing inflammation.
High Fiber Diet: Making sure to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to keep my blood sugar under control.
How can I learn more about 3x4 Genetic Testing?
Ready to take your 3x4 Genetic Test? If you’re interested in learning more, speak with one of our physicians at Bloom Natural Health to find out how!
Bloom Natural Health is very pleased to join the 3X4 Practitioner Network, a community of over 1,000 visionary health practitioners dedicated to leveraging the power of genetics to provide more personalized health guidance to their patients. As practitioners in the 3x4 Genetics community, the Bloom Natural Health doctors can facilitate your individualized journey toward better health and wellness with insights into your genetic code and root causes of ailments, targeted screenings, and diet and supplement recommendations.