Turning your genes on and off

lightswitchEpigenetics is a branch of science that explores how we can turn our genetic expression on and off.

Nature.com explains that “Epigenetics involves genetic control by factors other than an individual’s DNA sequence. Epigenetic changes can switch genes on or off and determine which proteins are transcribed.”

This is important to you because maternal nutrition during preconception can turn gene expression on and off in your future child, and even further in your children’s children.

For instance, if your mother smoked during her pregnancy with you, your child’s risk of developing asthma is doubled, whether you smoke during pregnancy or not!

Before you conceive, come and see a doctor at Rooted.  We will put you on a pre-conception plan to better your nutritional status and help ensure health through generations.

Pre-conception plan increases IVF success by 47%

For so many couples, naturally conceiving a child just isn’t in the cards.

While fertility clinics offer the hope of a child through IVF, there are things that IVF doesn’t offer.

IVF does not improve:

  • Chromosomes
  • Mitochondria
  • Children’s health outcomes
  • Pregnancy health

Foresight, the Association for Pre-conceptual healthcare in the UK shows that couples going through IVF are up to 47% more successful if they used a pre-conception healthcare plan prior to using ART.

At Rooted, we can help you prepare your body before IVF to help you get the most out of your experience.