A personalized understanding of the clients sleep profiling, stress responses, nutrition including metabolism of
vitamins and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids combined with a lifestyle and exercise plan suited to your age and stage of life.
The G6PC2 gene polymorphism has been reported to be associated with lower fasting glucose level.
Reduced control of fasting blood glucose level is a predictor of CAD and all-cause mortality.
SNP rs560887 maps to intron 3 of the G6PC2 gene, which encodes glucose-6-phosphatase catalytic
subunit-related protein (also known as IGRP), a protein selectively expressed in pancreatic islets.
This G6PC2 SNP was reported to be associated with fasting plasma glucose and with pancreatic beta cell
function in 3 populations; however, it was not associated with risk of type 2 diabetes or body mass index (BMI).
BDNF acts on certain neurons of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, helping to support
the survival of existing neurons, and encourage the growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses.
In the brain, it is active in the hippocampus, cortex, and basal forebrain—areas vital to learning, memory,
and higher thinking. BDNF activity is correlated with increased long term potentiation and neurogenesis,
which can be induced by physical activity. Stress and increases in the stress hormone corticosterone will cause
decreases in BDNF, and decreases in neurogenesis, and stress itself is associated with the development of major
depressive disorder. Not only have that, but individuals with depression actually showed lower levels of BDNF
in their blood than people without.
Caffeine is one of the most popular and widely used stimulant drugs in the world. Some individuals consume
caffeine daily, while others rarely use it at all. Research has shown that doses of caffeine over 300 mg is
unhealthy and can be damaging to the brain, and puts significant stress on the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Those who are slow metabolizers of caffeine are at a higher risk for organ damage. For example, the average
half-life of caffeine in a 20-year-old male is 4-6 hours. A female's caffeine half-life is 8-12 hours in
contrast to a pregnant female whose caffeine half-life is nearly doubled at 18-22 hours.