TABLE OF CONTENTS
An introduction to how COVID-19 is infecting the human body and what factors contribute to a greater risk of infection and complications.
→ THE STORY
A brief story of how two individuals with seemingly the same health and lifestyle can have two drastically different outcomes when infected with COVID-19.
→ YOUR PERSONAL SUMMARY
A summary of the risk grade for the three pillars of your overall profile: Your Non-Genetic Risk Factors, Your Genetic Risk Factors, and your Genetic Response Factors.
A guide of recommendations from a dietary, lifestyle, and exercise perspective that can improve your overall health status and reduce your risk of complications from COVID-19
→ NON-GENOMIC FACTORS
These factors are not tied to genomics and depend on your current and past health history. Includes factors like age, gender, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels, as well as your family health history
→ GENOMIC FACTORS
The specific genes that influence your body’s important systems and ultimately influence your risk of getting a COVID-19 infection as well as your risk of complications from a COVID-19 infection.
→ VITAMIN D ACTIVATION, TRANSPORT AND UPTAKE
Can your body activate, transport and uptake Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a hormone required for optimal function of many cellular processes, including your immune system. Proper Vitamin D levels can reduce your risk of infection from infectious diseases like COVID-19.
→ HYPERTENSION AND INSULIN RESISTANCE
Do you have hypertension and insulin resistance? This is important because both weaken your immune system and cause inflammation which affects how good your body can fight infectious diseases like COVID-19.
→ Antioxidation and Phase II Detox
How good can your body remove toxins and reduce inflammation? This is important because you’ll know if you have an increased risk of severe lower-respiratory inflammatory symptoms when fighting infectious diseases like COVID-19.
→ Mitochondrial Redox Reaction
Can your body properly regulate ROS levels? This is important to know because elevated ROS levels can lead to faster virus replication and significant cellular damage.
→ Methylation and Anti-Inflammation
How good can your body respond to inflammation? This is important to know because inflammation is a main cause of severe complications from infectious diseases like COVID-19.
→ MOOD AND BEHAVIOR
Are you at risk for mental health concerns?