A few months ago, my father Hank Liers, PhD wrote "Discovering Nutritional Needs Through Advanced Genetic Testing." His article details the potential of nutritional genomics for identifying nutrient deficiencies that may be corrected using diet, exercise, and nutritional supplements.
HPDI is collaborating with Bodysync, Inc. whose genetic tests provide detailed information to individuals regarding their genes. Individuals are tested through their health care professionals. By working together, health care professionals and their clients/patients can effectively integrate the genetic test results into a total plan for achieving optimal health.
In this regard, Bodysync, Inc. has developed a comprehensive genetic testing system. Their test not only provides detailed genetic results for an individual, but the test results are matched with lifestyle and diet information provided the individual to create a complete Genetic Nutrition and Fitness Assessment.
Thus, Bodysync's system offers genetic test results and targeted recommendations for diet, nutrient intake, and exercise that are based on a review of the results of genetic testing and information provided by clients regarding lifestyle and diet.
HPDI and BodySync, Inc. are collaborating in order to provide recommendations for nutritional supplements that best help patients meet their nutritional needs (and correct deficiencies when necessary) using the genetic information provided by BodySync's nutrition and fitness assessment.
Using BodySync's Action Plan, health professionals can provide specific recommendations for supplements that match the nutritional needs of patients, according to criteria established in BodySync genetic and fitness assessment, which is based on established science.
CLIENTS CAN APPLY THEIR GENETICS FOR BETTER HEALTH
The BodySync genetic test results report provides a list of 45 different gene variations according to their location and genotype, as well as the presence of insertions or deletions in three instances.
Individuals tested receive their genetic test results as part of their Action Plan. Health care professionals receive their client's test results, as well. The genetic test results report look like this:
The Bodysync genetic test targets well-researched genes. It focuses on key genetic variations having implications for determining which nutrients and specific exercises may benefit patients, based on genetic science.
Specific genes and groups of genes known to affect various measures of health are analyzed and result in a comprehensive report that utilizes scientific knowledge regarding genes to make recommendations for diet, nutrient intake, exercise, and other lifestyle factors.
BodySync's testing system is impressive because it gives you concrete steps you can take to improve health based on science.
One notable benefit is that different members in a given family can compare test results to see which genes they have given or inherited, and develop diet and lifestyle plans unique to themselves designed to optimize their health based upon their individual genetics.
I took their test, and so did my wife, my son, and my father, Hank Liers, PhD. It turns out that I am very similar genetically to my father. Yet, my son has more genetic genetic traits in common with my wife than he does with me.
We therefore have gained insights into how we can better our health and the recommendations vary considerably between us. This gives us improved understanding of how we can best support each other in the process of optimizing our diets and lifestyle as individuals.
One size does not fit all. I better recognize that factors supporting the optimal diet and lifestyle of another person may be very different from those that support mine. And knowing those factors helps me support their efforts to create the diet and lifestyle that optimizes their health.
The NutriSync Action Plan interprets the scientific research on each patient’s genetic variations to set specific lifestyle goals for that individual. These goals are compared with online NutriSync lifestyle survey answers provided by patients.
Based on this comparison, patient Action Plans provide individuals with an actionable guide in order to help increase the potential effectiveness of their diet and exercise programs. Another advantage of the NutriSync Genetic Test results is that they meet the high-quality standards demanded by rigorous regulatory oversight.
The Gene Guide indexes genes having an impact on specific body functions. It then provides recommendations for diet, supplements, exercise, etc. that support those body functions optimally.
The DNA Primer describes specific genes and their variations and how this affects recommendations for the individual in term of diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
TEST RESULTS INCLUDE NUTRITION REPORT
The test results include a detailed nutritional and lifestyle report that shows the patients' current status relative to their optimal nutritional and lifestyle goals. This report includes sections on B Vitamins, Antioxidants, Bone Integrity, Glucose Balance, Cardiovascular, and Detoxification.
All sections of the Action Plan provide specific recommendations for nutrients and lifestyle changes based on a patient's specific genes and gene combinations, as well as current intake amounts reported on the diet and lifestyle questionnaire. Below is screenshot of the section on glucose balance in the Nutrition Report.
OFFERING THE TEST
Health care professionals can order test kits directly from HPDI, as well as ordering supplements matched to Bodysync test results.
Health professionals first register on the BodySync website where they are approved as an HPDI-related reseller. Be sure to mention "HPDI" in your application. I will discuss more about how to do that below.
The next step is for you to recommend this test to your patients. Alternatively patients may seek a health care professional—like you—who offers the test. Patients may request their health professional to offer the test.
Having obtained a test through a health professional, patients register their test online and take a detailed questionnaire covering their diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors. Then they swab their cheeks, and submit their genetic material via prepaid FedEx mailer.
Patients use two cotton swabs (included in the test kit) to obtain genetic material by rubbing the swabs between the cheek and gum (one minute per swab for each cheek). Patients then seal the swabs in an envelope and send via prepaid FedEx mailer to Bodysync. The mailer can be taken to any FedEx pickup station or dropped in any FedEx box within 24 hours.
The patient can complete the entire test at home. Registering the test and taking online questionnaire can be completed in 20-30 minutes. Swabbing and sealing swabs takes just two or three minutes.
Health professionals who provide the test gain full access to their clients genetic test results and Action Plan. This way, approved health professionals can guide their clients in terms of diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation, and lifestyle factors so they can use their test as a means to improve their health.
The genetic test is an ideal way for health professionals to develop and support a comprehensive plan for their clients that can help ensure compliance in diet, nutrition, exercise, and supplement use.
Patients will readily see how they benefit from dietary and lifestyle recommendations based on genetics, and gain a clear action plan. Health professionals will find the test a useful tool for guiding their patients and for supporting their quest for better health.
We at HPDI are excited to be working with Bodysync, Inc. to provide health professionals with test results and Action Plans that can help make a difference in their clients' health and lifestyle. We hope soon the test results will be matched to various HPDI products so that nutritional needs can more easily met on a daily basis.
HPDI highly recommends this test for health professional who wish leverage in-depth genetic analysis and a comprehensive action plan based on genetic science to help their patients achieve higher levels of health. Learn more about how you can provide the Bodysync genetic test to your patients.
Purchase Bodysync test kits from HPDI for $249.95.
INFORMATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
HPDI resellers wishing to purchase tests should first register as a health professional on Bodysync.com, and mention HPDI in the registration. Once approved by Bodysync to administer the test, you can purchase test kits from HPDI or from Bodysync. Below is a graphic illustrating the process:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Who can provide Bodysync/Nutrisync genetic tests?
A: Only approved health professionals registered on the Bodysync website. Mention HPDI during the registration process so your account can be associated with HPDI. HPDI offers the kit for $249.95.
Q: As a health professional should I order test kits from HPDI or Bodysync?
A: You can order from either HPDI or Bodysync by website or phone.
Q: Will I have access to my patient's or client's test results?
A: Yes, you will receive full test results for your clients at the same time or before they receive it. You will have complete access to their test results and Action Plan.
Q: Can my clients order test kits themselves?
A: Patients and clients must have their test administered by a health professional registered by Bodysync. Any retail customer who orders a test kit (i.e., not through a health professional) still must go through the standard testing process via an approved Bodysync health professional. Health professionals who wish to provide/carry the test should register on the Bodysync website.
Purchase Bodysync test kits from HPDI for $249.95.
Health professional registration and login page for Bodysync testing
MyNutrisync (test kit registration for patients/clients/end-users)