FAQ

The process is very straightforward and non-invasive. Once you purchase the desired report, you will receive an order confirmation email. We will send you a Kit within 7-10 business days with a prepaid envelope and instructions on how to collect your hair and saliva sample.  Once our lab receives the biosample, it will be processed within 24-hours of receipt. A report will be created based on the results of the test and emailed to the address provided to us. The report will describe in non-scientific language, the health findings from your DNA Epigenetics analysis along with a recommended treatment plan to optimize your health. 

Based on the report purchased, 23andMe provides high-level health predispositions (risk of contracting a disease), traits (your hair is likely to be straight or wavy), and ancestry. Whereas, reports provided by EpignScan delve deeply into your health, including nutritional levels, emotional health, allergies, intolerances, gut-health, hydration level, sleep, electromagnetic exposure, and the presence of pathogens, such as fungus, viruses, toxins, bacteria, protozoa, and diseases.

23andMe is best characterized as a data company where EpignScan is a health & wellness company.

This is a good question since these terms are different, but we interchangeably use these terms often. DNA is the primary molecule that carries the genetic instructions from our ancestry for the development, functioning, growth, and reproduction of all known organisms. Whereas, genes carry the information that determines your traits. Some genes act as instructions to make molecules called proteins. While a gene can contain the traits of a heritable disease, those gene traits could be turned on or off (active versus inactive genes). This leads us to the meaning of Epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that will switch genes on and off.

With the advances in DNA Epigenetic  technology today, we can quickly identify underlying problems impacting a person’s health. With this information, we can provide recommendations to changes in a person’s lifestyle to improve their health or recommend additional testing as might be necessary.

Personalized nutrition is based on two approaches. 1) eating a diet based on the needs of the cells in your body, and 2) supplementing your meals with micronutrients to fill the gap that could exist when eating foods. Epigenetics testing allows us to know your food intolerances and nutritional deficiencies. Based on this information, we can create meal plans and design personalized dietary supplements to address these nutritional deficiencies. No longer do people need to take a wide range of vitamins in the hope of better health. With Epigenetics testing, people will now know the necessary nutrients for optimal health.

Epignscan’s client service model is based on a holistic health approach. This commonly prompts the about what is holistic medicine and how is it different from allopathic medicine, the classical form of medicine. Allopathic medicine refers to science-based, modern medicine, such as the use of medications or surgery to treat or suppress symptoms or the ill effects of disease. Whereas, holistic naturopathic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person – body, mind, spirit, and emotions – in the quest for optimal health and wellness. This model blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It emphasizes the use of natural modalities—such as nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and botanical herbs to promote wellness and treat illness.

Yes, we accept all forms of testing from DNA testing from many of the major companies including 23&Me, Ancestry, tellmeGen and MyHeritageDNA and blood testing. You can send those in via email to info@oldsite.egenscan.com