Predict your risk. Personalize your plan. Practice your changes.
Eating for your Genes is the most personalized approach to preventing and reversing chronic disease and inflammation.
Knowing your genotype can help you know the best diet for your health.
APOE is a gene that codes the protein apolipoprotein E (APOE) and it plays a significant role in how we metabolize and transport fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins. Since APOE is a gene, you can determine your genotype by doing a simple genetic test.
Just like all genes, we get an allele from our mother and the other from our father to make up our genotype. Think about the sex genes, for example, males are XY and females are XX, one from each parent. Now reflect - on the APOE we have 3 of the most common combinations a 2,3 and 4. So, here are the most common possibilities: APOE 2/2, 2/3, 3/3, 3/4, 4/4, 2/4.
65% of the population has this variant
The APOE 3 are like Bears and are Omnivores
APOE3 is considered neutral risk and only triggered by poor lifestyle choices
10% of the population has this variant
APOE2 is considered heart and Alzheimer's protective
APOE2 is considered at risk for diabetes
The Tigers are Carnivores and so are APOE2
Exercise and Fats are beneficial
25% of the population has this variant
APOE4 is considered at risk for heart disease and Alzheimer's
Deer are Herbivores and so are APOE4
Alcohol and Smoking have the worst outcome for disease with APOE4
Exercise is beneficial
Lower protein and fat and higher complex carbs benefit these "Deer"
Dr. Julie McLaughlin practices functional and lifestyle medicine in addition to chiropractic and acupuncture. She has mastered the art of educating people as a means of creating healthier, more vibrant and happier individuals. Her approach addresses the patient's ultimate health goals and how to achieve them. Wellness is not just her career it is her passion and it can be witnessed through her constant pursuit of knowledge in the latest research to help her patients reach their full health potential, saving one heart at a time.