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DNA Analysis

Understanding how you as an individual metabolize nutrients can improve outcomes of a weight loss diet.

Did you know - the same diet that helps one person lose weight can make another person put on weight? Find out which diet is right for your genes.

Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics tell us how food affects our genes and how individual genetic differences can affect the way we respond to nutrients in the food we eat. This knowledge can be applied to optimize health, and prevent or treat diseases. The ultimate aim is to offer you personalized nutrition based on your genetic makeup. Book now for your DNA test and eating plan specifically suited to meet your needs.

The process will involve taking a swab of your DNA from the inside of your cheek and sending it off for testing. The results should be sent in approximately 2 weeks. We can then use the report to develop your personalized meal plan. Other than DNA diet there are other gene specific tests namely DNA Health, DNA Sport and DNA Oestrogen. Each of these tests can allow you to embrace a gene-based personalized diet and lifestyle to optimize your health and wellness.

DNA Diet

DNA Diet – This is amongst the most accurate weight-related genetic tests available. It can give us an idea of your ability to lose or gain weight, absorb and metabolize fats for energy, your metabolic rate and responsiveness to exercise. Current research showed that following a nutrigenetically tailored diet resulted in better compliance, longer term BMI reduction and improvements in blood glucose levels. Book here for your DNA Diet test.

DNA Health – This tests for genetic variations that have a great impact on health and susceptibility to chronic disease such as osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease and diabetes to name a few. DNA Health can give us insight on inflammation, oxidative stress, bone health, insulin resistance, cholesterol metabolism and responsiveness to Diet vs. Statins, as well as food responsiveness such as sensitivities to lactose, caffeine and salt.

DNA Sport – This test does not only apply to the elite performance athlete but also to the recreational athlete looking to maximize their fitness potential and reach peak levels of conditioning. DNA Sport can guide us with regards to your cardiopulmonary capacity, structural integrity of soft tissues, energy and fuel during exercise, muscle fiber type and bone composition, endurance/aerobic capacity as well as power/strength potential.

DNA Oestrogen – Conditions such as endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and fibroid tumours can be managed by improving oestrogen metabolism. Did you know that 80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history? DNA Oestrogen will test for gene variants that have shown to have an impact on how oestrogen is metabolized and thereby help individuals lessen the risk for developing breast cancer.

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