More about Newport Mesa Wellness & Dr. Joseph A. Murphy
Dr. JosephA. Murphy, DC concentrates his practice to the management of chronic neurological and metabolic conditions. He is an expert in managing and supporting “tough cases” such as Lyme Disease and Thyroid Conditions. He is widely recognized as a leader in the non-drug treatment and support of chronic pain, and chronic neurological and metabolic conditions such as autoimmune disorders, thyroid conditions, dizziness/vertigo, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, IBS/Chrons/Celiac, ADD and Autism. Dr. Murphy is a Functional Medicine Specialist. His clinic has always been on the cutting edge of the health care industry. Currently, he devotes his practice to treating chronic neurological and metabolic disorders.
Why Test Genetic SNPs?
Each person has a set of genes – about 20,000 in all. The differences between people come from slight variations in these genes. For example, a person with red hair doesn’t have the “red hair gene” while a person with brown hair has the “brown hair gene.” Instead, all people have genes for hair color, and different versions of these genes dictate whether someone will be a redhead or a brunette.
Your body contains 50 trillion cells, and almost every one of them contains the complete set of instructions for making you. These instructions are encoded in your DNA.
To make new cells, an existing cell divides in two. But first it copies its DNA so the new cells will each have a complete set of genetic instructions. For a multitude of reasons, cells sometimes make mistakes during the copying process – kind of like typos. These typos lead to variations in the DNA sequence at particular locations, called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs (pronounced “snips”).
SNPs can generate biological variation between people by causing differences in the recipes for proteins that are written in genes. Those differences can in turn influence a variety of traits such as appearance, disease susceptibility, response to drugs, ability to detoxify quickly or slowly, ability to heal, kill pathogens, and even increase your risk of cancer.
Looking at genetic SNP tests help us shape your specific treatment protocol to best aide your ability to recover from disease. While we “never treat the SNP”, we may utilize the information to better treat YOU as it can help explain histamine issues to chronic fatigue.
While functional medicine has really taken off during the last 20 years, it originated in the 1900s by Sir William Mackenzie at the St. Andrew Institute of Clinical Research in England. Instead of just treating symptoms, he and his colleagues began looking for systematic approaches to discovering the underlying causes for pain, fatigue and other diseases.
A couple months ago I injured my back at work. Joe was quick to see me and although I had my doubts about chiropractics he blew my mind. I came to him unable to breath I was in so much pain. In less than a hour I was walking and breathing at about 90% which is huge if you have ever injured your back. He is a true expert at identifying what the cause was and after a week I was able to go back to work. I highly recommend Newport Mesa Wellness for the place to go to understand your aches and pains, and to have them worked on.
In the beginning of January I visited Dr. Murphy regarding food sensitivities and plaque psoriasis I’ve had for 10 years. I started a metabolic support program which included very complex labs, nutritional analysis, supplementation and cleanses. These were major lifestyle changes I never knew about. Within 6 weeks of Dr. Murphy’s functional medicine program my plaque psoriasis is 90% gone. The food issues that caused many other symptoms are gone also. Thank you Dr. Murphy! And Newport Mesa Wellness!