As we have seen, custom and personal health plans are becoming the new way of healthcare. This is allowing healthcare practitioners like us to take an entirely new stance to better help their patients achieve optimal health and overall wellness. We now have the ability to not only run DNA tests to determine an individual’s pre-existing risk factors, but we now have the ability to test and create a personalized superfood to better optimize health outcomes.
Regenr8 is a company that developed an Epigenetic Biomarker Profile test to assess where your body is lacking in essential vitamins and minerals, hindering proper expression of biochemical pathways. The test determines the impact of your environment based on your unique gene function by identifying various metabolites based on the metabolic and enzymatic cellular process.
The test will show an assessment of overall cellular energy production, methylation activity, vitamins, inflammation and oxidative stress, sleep markers, muscular performance, gut dysbiosis, amino acids, and neurotransmitters.
One of our favorite factors about this test is not only the information we gain but the insight into gut dysbiosis. Research has shown that gut permeability is highly connected to all chronic health conditions. “Leaky Gut, What Does It Really Mean?” is an article that provides further insight into how intestinal permeability impacts our health. If the tight junctions in the digestive system become inflamed and loose, the body is unable to keep the nutrients we need in the gut while unhealthy bacteria is simultaneously able to pass in. This creates an inflammatory response setting off cytokines and many other chain reactions.
The “Epigenetic Biomarker Profile” is a simple test that is collected with your first morning’s urine void. It is extremely simple to collect that a patient does conveniently and quickly from their own home. They are then able to send in these results to the lab. From here, the lab obtains the sample, collects the data, and sends it over to your practitioner. The practitioner is then able to view these results and go over them with you.
A sample report of the Regenr8 EBP test can be viewed below:
Along with the ability to test the gut, one of our favorite aspects of this test is the epigenetic custom superfood that is created for each individual patient. This formula is a custom powder that is created and designed based on your lab results and the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids that were addressed as low in the EBP test. By having a custom superfood created for each individual patient, it truly enables precision nutrigenomics and wellness by combating the key functional needed areas.
The formula for our patients is made from all organic fruits and vegetables on a farm in Florida. This farm does not use any chemicals and the soil that the produce is grown in is extremely rich. The produce is picked at its peak and they create your superfood based on what is in season. In-season fruits and vegetables have a higher concentrate of health benefits so your personalized blend will change based on the season, ensuring you always have the highest quality of nutrition.
The superfood is organic, gluten-free, soy free, non-gmo, and 100% vegan friendly personalized superfood nutrition blend that meets the nutritional requirements your body needs to reach optimum health. It is recommended to get tested once every 3 months to ensure your formula continues to provide your body with what it needs as our body undergoes changes.
As we know, nutrition is not a “one size fits all” protocol. It needs to be personalized for you. This is why some individuals have great results with one diet, and others see no improvement despite the amount of effort put in. Customized nutrition provides the body with:
- Nutritional homeostasis
- Improves energy
- Provides immune support
- Supports the gut microbiome
- Supports detoxification
- Improves athletic performance
- Improves mental clarity
- Aids with weight management
- Reduces fatigue and inflammation
Additionally, you can add an immune boost to your superfood, drink it in a shaker with water, or blend it into your favorite smoothie!
Not only are we able to provide our patients with testing and superfood, but we have a fast as well. The fast is 5 days long and helps to rejuvenate the body. This fast is safe to do once a month, but we recommend once every 3-6 months. This fast provides your body with all of the same benefits water fasts do, but allows you to eat throughout the day! In this fast, you have your choice of soups:
- Vegetable Quinoa
- Spiced Quinoa
- Red Pepper Quinoa
- Mushroom Quinoa
- Tomato Parsley Quinoa
As well as two teas you will be drinking throughout the day and a morning beverage. The Fast start beverage is designed to get your body in a fat-burning mode by containing MCT. The energizing tea is typically drunk in the afternoon to provide an afternoon pick-me-up and help get you through the day. The second tea is the calming tea that is consumed at the end of your eating window to help calm you down and get ready for bed.
The fast comes with a booklet that provides recipes and snack ideas that you are allowed to eat during the fast as well. This offers our patients more options and improves compliance and enjoyability of the fast. During the fast, you will pick any 8 hours to be your eating window. You will consume everything in the kit throughout the 5 day period as well as have 2 snacks of choice per day. Each snack you consume must consume a fat, vegetable, and fruit. This is to help your body better stay in the fat-burning mode. Lastly, drink a lot of water and fluids throughout this fast to help your body with the detoxification process.
Some recipes that are a delicious addition during your fast can be viewed below:
There are many proven benefits of fasting, many which can be read in the article
However, the 5 day fast from Regenr8 has been shown to:
- support the bodies detoxification processes
- jumpstart weight loss
- boost immune health
- improve health and brain health
- promote healthy blood sugar levels
- cellular regeneration
- decrease in unhealthy visceral fat
- reduce inflammation
- lessen brain fog and improve mental clarity
- promote better sleep
Each one of these points has outstanding benefits for the body. One item that is often overlooked when it comes to fasting is our bone and joint health. As mentioned, fasting reduces inflammation which helps reduce cytokine activity in the body. This decreases inflammation overall, providing the joints with more mobility. Additionally, fasting helps to promote weight loss. For every one pound an individual is overweight, it adds ten pounds of pressure on their joints. By reducing body weight, our joints become less compressed. Cellular regeneration is another benefit listed for fasting. Did you know that every blood cell that is in the human body is made in the bones? Having healthy cells is correlated to having healthy bones.
Regenr8 is focused on practicing medicine through the eyes of wellness. No matter the age or current health state, each individual can benefit from a regenr8 program. Young athletes who are looking for optimal recovery, busy mothers and fathers who need optimal energy to push through their workday, grandparents who want to keep up with their active young ones, or anyone who is tired of feeling sick and tired!
Personalized medicine is the future and with regnr8 we have the ability to give our patients exactly what they need. Knowing where your food is coming from is a huge factor in health. We can eat organic from the grocery store but the fact of the matter is, even though it is organic we never truly know where the food is coming from or what products they are using. I love the fact that regnr8 is partnered with their own farm, measuring the products are clean and natural. This is an amazing opportunity to turn around the health of El Paso and other cities around the world! -Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach
Gustafson C. (2014). Alan Goldhamer, dc: Water Fasting-The Clinical Effectiveness of Rebooting Your Body. Integrative medicine (Encinitas, Calif.), 13(3), 52–57.
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