A couple months back we introduced our Beaty blog readers to Pathway FIT, an evaluation tool that uses DNA to delve into a person’s health background and make recommendations moving forward. Pathway FIT looks at over 40 genetic markers when creating your completely unique personal report.
At Beaty, Dr. Laura Beaty then uses your Pathway FIT results to help you formulate a diet and exercise plan that not only makes nutritional sense, but also makes genetic sense based on your body’s characteristics.
Here are some typical questions patients ask us about Pathway FIT.
What is Pathway FIT?
Pathway FIT is a genetic nutrition and exercise profile that tells you how you may react to specific types of food and exercise and provides insights into how your body may process sugars, fats, nutrients, and vitamins. Pathway provides a personalized report that has detailed information and recommendations. The overall goal is to help patients optimize their health.
How can the Pathway FIT test help me with my weight issues?
The Pathway FIT report provides you with data that may help you lose weight or maintain weight loss. With actionable recommendations included with your results, and pre- and post-test access to Dr. Beaty and the FIT program’s genetic counselors and dieticians, you will have a foundation for change, as opposed to traditional lab results that don’t provide you with any next steps.
How can the Pathway FIT test help me better plan my diet?
The Pathway FIT test recommends a diet type that is based on your genetic makeup. In addition to the report, Pathway provides complimentary diet plans specifically dependent on a patient’s genetic profile to assist in weight management. The diet plans were written by registered dieticians. You are also able to discuss your recommended diet plan with Pathway dieticians.
How does this happen? Where do I get the test?
Pathway FIT is only available through a clinician who prescribes it. At Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, that is Dr. Laura Beaty. She will take a blood sample and ship the sample to Pathway Genomics, and your sample will be processed. Using that data, Pathway will then generate your personal report, which will then be delivered to Dr. Beaty. You will come in and the two of you will then go over your report and generate a plan moving forward.