Frequently asked questions
How do I download my Raw Data from 23andMe?
Once logged in, click on the drop down arrow by your name on the upper right side of the page, Click browse raw data, Click download, Submit request. 23&Me will then send your Raw Data to the email you have on file.
What is Methylation & Why is it important?
The methylation cycle is a biological process of transferring atoms in order to feed into many important biochemical reactions that our body needs to go through in order to work optimally. Think of methylation as the master of the switches in our bodies. It is responsible for turning a variety of our systems on & off.
These reactions regulate and affect the following:
Detoxification/ Liver Health
& Much More
How does your service differ from other services?
Unlike other sites that create your reports using a computer algorithm, your reports from GHS are created and evaluated by a Holistic Health Practitioner trained in Nutrigenomics & Methylation. This means that the combination of your genetic polymorphisms, health history and current medications are taken into account when creating your personalized protocol. Therefore, you can be assured that your personalized supplemental protocol is tailored to your specific needs. Because we are online-based, our service can reach you regardless of where you reside.
We also go above and beyond genetics here. If you have mentioned issues in your questionnaire that we do not find a genetic link to, we may make further Holistic recommendations for you.
I already have a report of my SNPs from another company, can you use that to create a recommended protocol?
If you already have reports from sites like StrateGene, Promethease (MyHeritage), Livewello etc. That's great! Those can be uploaded or emailed as well. In fact, we encourage that you send them to us, as the more information you provide, the more thorough our reports and protocol will be. Although you may already have reports like these, we still create our own reports since it's through this process that we create your personalized recommended protocol. We also strive to explain what the SNP's in your reports mean in a more easily understandable way and how this might relate to your body or symptoms.
What type of genetic files do you accept?
Strategene, 23&Me, AncestryDNA, FTDNA, MyHeritage, WeGene
I haven't completed genetic testing yet, which company do you recommend?
You'll want to go with a company that allows you access to your "Raw Data" file.
Strategene is my top recommendation. It was created by Dr. Ben Lynch who is one of the leading experts in methylation and genetic pathways. Therefore, there are many health-relevant SNPs included when you use their DNA test. They also give you reports with your health-relevant genes, which a practitioner like myself, will then utilize to create a proper supplemental protocol for you.
23&Me, is my second choice now that Strategene exists. They also give you some fun facts about your physical features and ancestry. But they don't include as many health-relevant SNPs as Strategene.
AncestryDNA, is my third choice.
But other companies that will allow you access to your "Raw Data" include
FTDNA, MyHeritage, WeGene.
I'm sure there are more out there that I'm not currently aware of, but the main thing is to make sure that whatever company you choose to go with will allow you access to Download your Raw Data