Jane presented to the COE a few months ago for a genetic Opus23® appointment. Her major concern was her uncontrollable anxiety. She has been medicated for years with only symptomatic relief and wanted to find a natural solution. After an analysis of her DNA, we were able to find the root cause of her anxiety. From a genetic point of view, this lovely Blood Type AB women’s DNA looked much like that of a Blood Type O. She had genetic mutations in DBH and MAOA, COMT, MAOB, TPH1 and TPH2. For those of you who are not accustomed to genetic lingo, these letters represent different genes that are involved in making and breaking down neurotransmitters, aka brain chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline.
Taking a step back and looking at the patient as a whole, I soon realized that we first needed to get Jane’s digestive tract in order. As most neurotransmitters are made in the digestive tract, our goal was first to reduce inflammation so neurotransmitters will be able to get to their final destination – the brain. While I was helping Jane’s digestive system, I also wanted to fix her excessive production of these neurotransmitters especially adrenaline. Excessive amounts of adrenaline can cause anxiety, fear, and an overall feeling of survival, aka increase fight or flight response.
With Jane’s Opus23®, I was able to study her DNA much like an architect studies a blueprint to solve a problem. I concluded that an excessive quantity of adrenaline was being produced and these high levels weren’t being properly broken down. Now that the problem was identified, all that was required was a natural treatment. After researching natural treatments, two supplements were found that could control her anxiety. One was a natural ingredient called cysteamine and the other was an ayurvedic herb called Withania somniferia. After three months on treatment with these two supplements and the SWAMI GenoType diet, I am happy to report that Jane is now able to control her anxiety and is no longer dependent on drugs.