Take your health to the next level by harnessing the power of your genetics. We help individuals connect the dots between genetics, nutrition, and overall wellness.
Functional Genomic Analysis
Fortitude Functional Nutrition has partnered with Salena Rothenberger, founder of The Functional Perspective, to help you gain an understanding of how your genes play a role in your overall wellness and what you can do to maximize your genetic potential.
Most genetic testing is focused on identifying ancestry data. While this information may be fascinating, it does not provide us with practical information for putting our genes to work for us. The testing and tools Salena uses is focused on the genetic data that is most pertinent and actionable for providing guidance on:
Nutrition, Supplementation, Sleep, Environmental Health, and Hormones. She then takes it a step further to look at your symptoms and labs to help you understand the epigenetic factors involved in influencing your genes so that you get the most out of understanding your personal blueprint. This is the only genetic analysis that also takes into account the symptoms surrounding metabolic process and the genes connected to those pathways.
(Note: This is a nutritional genetic analysis test AND NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TEST.)
What Is A Functional Genomic Analysis?
At the heart of a functional genomic analysis is an epigenetic approach. Epigenetics is the study of the effect your environment and lifestyle have on your genes. Your genes remain the same however how they operate or “express” can vary depending on outside factors. With a functional genomic analysis, we will help you dig into these epigenetic factors and help you understand what you can do to influence your genes in a positive way.
Gathering a health history is key to collecting valuable clues to why symptoms are manifesting. This is an important step in learning about the way the individual’s genes are expressing.
Lab Results & Pathogen Burden
The other part of genetic expression is identifying things which can trigger an immune or inflammation response. These triggers send signals to our genes and can lead to an imbalance or overburdened pathway. It is an often overlooked set of clues!
We all have variants, thousands of them! They are our building blocks that our body uses to respond to the environment. It is a bi-directional relationship between our genes and things which influence our genes – from diet, lifestyle, toxins, and pathogens.
Your Next Steps
Choose Your Package Below
Book 10-minute Call to Get Set Up In Client Portal
Access Your Client Portal and Complete Your Symptoms Survey
Register Your Kit When You Receive It and Submit Your Sample
Schedule A Time To Review Your Results and Create A Personalized Health Strategy
Implement Your New Strategies!
Consult and reports using YOUR 23&me or Ancestry DataThis uses your raw data from previous testing
Functional Genomic Analysis Test Kit, Consult & ReportsThis is a genetic test and consult package
- Functional Genetic Test – reports 20,000+ snps
- 60-minute Consult
- 60+ Page Genomic Report [sample report]
- 4-5 Page Customized Nutrigenomic Strategy Report
- 30-days of access to practitioner for follow-up questions
- Access to discounted supplements
- This does not include PureGenomics Report*
*PureGenomics is a registered trademark of Pure Encapsulations.
23andMe® is the registered trademark of 23andMe, Inc. Pure Encapsulations, Functional Genomic Analysis, Fortitude Functional Nutrition, and The Functional Perspective are not affiliated with or endorsed by 23andMe®.
ANCESTRY.COM® is the registered trademark of Ancestry.com Operations Inc. Pure Encapsulations, Functional Genomic Analysis, Fortitude Functional Nutrition, The Functional Perspective are not affiliated with or endorsed by ANCESTRY.COM®.
PureGenomics® and Functional Genomic Analysis® nutritional information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get my results back?
Once the lab receives your kit it takes approximately 6 weeks to get your results. Sometimes as soon as 4 weeks and sometimes as long as 8 weeks. We will notify you as soon as results are in.
What is a Functional Genomic Analysis Report?
A functional genomic gene analysis provides your snp (genetic variant) information and how that gene affects your metabolic processes. Here is a short sample of information included in a FGA report. SAMPLE REPORT HERE This report gives you insights to help you and your practitioner identify opportunities to optimize your gene function and help you create a comprehensive plan to support health and vitality. It is important to use the information in the report in connection with your health history, lifestyle, toxic exposures, and exposure to stress.
What is a PureGenomics Report?
PureGenomics is another scienced backed genomic analysis that is currently only available using 23&me and Ancestry.com raw data. We offer this with the Functional Genomic Analysis package for those who already have genetic data from one of those two companies. See SAMPLE REPORT HERE
I have 23&me or Ancestry raw data, can you use those?
YES! We can use either 23&me or Ancestry.com raw data. It is important to note that the version 5 of 23&me has significantly fewer SNPs reported than their previous version so you may be missing some key SNP information.
Is this a saliva or cheek swab test?
We offer both. The cheek swab option does cost $25 more and is recommended for children or those who have difficulty producing saliva.
Will this tell me which supplements to take?
Yes, and no. The consult package includes reviewing your genetic SNPs, labs, and symptoms to help you understand how your genes are expressing and which supplements can support rebalancing those pathways that are specific to your situation.
It is important to note that we cannot determine supplements by just looking at a SNP. This is why we look at labs, symptoms, and history to help you get the bigger picture of how your genes are working.
Can you help me understand my StrateGene report?
YES! We can help you with understanding your StrateGene report. We can also add another layer of info to help you see what pathways are expressing through our Functional Genomic Analysis Report using your 23&me or Ancestry.com raw data.
Book a complimentary call to get started.