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mec
I had a phone consult with an MD group that uses https://www.23andme.com/ DNA testing to medicate patients for a host of mental disorders. After the test is ready, the reports are sent to https://www.nutrahacker.com/ for the detailed analysis. My d's former psychiatrist used pharmacogenetic testing to determine what drugs her body could use most efficienty and which drugs were not good for her. 

The Dr. said that based on the results, they could determine what type of B vitamin or what levels of lithium to use for a patient, etc.

Has anyone heard of, used their services or knows of providers who are using them? 
21 year old daughter who was DX with RAN at 9 years old. The work of recovery is ongoing. 
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bicycle
I did 23andme for myself (not ED reasons) about 1.5-2 years ago.  I found a chiropractor (not MD) who utilizes the results and works remotely, though I haven't contacted him yet to see what he can treat (I seem to have no energy for this task). I can message you his name if you are interested.  Would you be willing to share the name of the MD group with me? 
I did a lot of reading and researching when I got my results. I first put them through an app (like nutrahacker) and learned about the mutations and how they might affect the enzymes that affect how my body metabolizes vitamins, drugs and neurotransmitters. 
14-year-old daughter with restrictive ED including symptoms of exercise compulsion and orthorexia; dx at age 11. Weight loss/illness onset due to underfueling for sports.  Still recovering!
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mec
Bycicle,

The group is http://www.coem.com and they are in Charleston, SC. All 3 doctors are MDs who are also certified in various specialties such as integrative and environmental medicine. I believe one of them is also a Board Certified GYN and osteopath, Dr. Lieberman the original founder was a Pediatrician. I think the third doctor is a GP.

I don't need the chiro's name as I have been with this practice since 2004. As MDs they can work with other medical professionals (if they are open minded and willing) in doing ancillary therapies that complement what other Drs are providing their patients. 

21 year old daughter who was DX with RAN at 9 years old. The work of recovery is ongoing. 
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kas_US
I have done the 23 and me testing on myself and my daughter. Do you have specific questions? i have learned a lot if you do. It is all very similar to the treatment that dr Walsh and dr Mensah utilize. I believe nutrahacker is free. I actually preferred the information from livewello which cost $20. Genetic genie is another one. Promethease, I believe is another. They are just databases that you run your 23 and me raw data through. It will tell you the info on the snps that you have, but it is more complicated than that to figure out what treatment will actually be helpful. I benefited a great deal from my info. My daughter benefited for a while, but compliance on taking supplements is a problem. If you have specific questions, let me know!
Weight restored/Phase II
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Searchingsilverlinings
We did this. Can't even remember what we ran the raw data through, but it came back that she flagged red for about a dozen different things.
Something to do with "methylation" and how she doesn't detox too well.
I don't know if there is any truth in it all... we spend probably about £1500 to do all the tests - not just 23andme...
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deenl
HI mec,

The Kartini clinic blog explains the genetic test they use and I found it interesting. They test for what medication will work and what won't. They also name the test 

https://www.kartiniclinic.com/blog/post/the-promise-of-personalized-medicine/

Best wishes,
D
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly gaining at home, seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight. 2020 Off to university, healthy and happy.
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
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kas_US
Here is a link to a blog post discussing methylation if anyone wants to read a simplified explanation.

http://samanthagilbert.com/methylation/
Weight restored/Phase II
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