Genetic Testing & Gene Specific Diets

Nutrition & Disease Decrypted

Personalized medicine and -nutrition involve gathering data of each individual patient through specific tests or assessments and using this data to formulate specific and individualized recommendations, meal plans and targeted supplementation based on your genetic make-up.

Nutrigenomics is the study of the interaction between our genes and our environment (nutrition and health) and how they influence each other. It helps us to understand how the food you choose to eat can influence your gene expression (turn them on or off). As well as how targeted supplementation can influence these genes and ultimately support them.

The 6 DNA tests:

When it comes to diet, there is simply no one-size fits all.

DNA Diet tests several gene variations that impact metabolism, absorption and storage of fats and carbohydrates, as well as eating behaviour to understand how your genetic profile will impact your response to different eating plans.

It aims to answer the following:

  • What is my body`s preferred fuel for energy, carbohydrates or fat?
  • How much can I rely on exercise for weight loss and at which intensity?
  • Does it matter how many meals I eat per day and what time of day/night?

This test helps us to compile an effective and healthy meal plan for life, not just a quick fix diet.

DNA Health is designed to identify any potential lifestyle diseases and to optimise your well-being and health by personalising your lifestyle and diet choices. There are 36 gene variants to identify any precursors to lifestyle diseases such as:

Cholesterol metabolism and risk for heart disease | Bone Health & risk for osteoporosis | Methylation and B Vitamin requirements | Detoxification, inflammation and oxidative stress | Insulin Sensitivity and risk for diabetes | Food Responsiveness; lactose intolerance, caffeine processing, salt sensitivity, blood pressure and iron overload disorders

All the genetic variations tested, can be influenced with the correct nutrition and lifestyle interventions and this is the main motivation to do the test in order to prevent chronic disease and ensure healthy aging.

Are you training effectively?

How well you train and perform, is affected by key biological areas, and with DNA Sport, we can help personalise a training strategy that optimises your genetic potential, and identify the right lifestyle, nutrition and environmental interactions to optimally express your genetic potential.

Ultimately, DNA Sport can determine how we can maximise your sporting potentialprevent injury and optimise recovery to reach peak levels of conditioning.

The DNA Skin test can help you mitigate destructive exposure to UV rays by testing 19 gene variations in the following areas: firmness and elasticity | sun sensitivity and damage, pigmentation, protection and repair | antioxidant status and inflammation

There are personalised lifestyle, nutrition and nutraceutical choices for improved skin care and to decrease the visible signs of ageing.

The majority of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history of it, but oestrogen gene testing can assist in identifying at-risk individuals and thereby lessen the risk of undetected cancers. Research shows that an increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen is a strong risk factor in the development of breast cancer.

The DNA Oestrogen test guides the personalisation of diet, hormone and nutritional supplement recommendations to improve oestrogen metabolism.

30 genes are analysed which have been shown to have significant associations with key mental health disorders. Taking this test may help you understand how to avoid the onset of a range of neurological disorders in the following areas: neurodegenerative disorders | addictive behaviour | adrenaline-seeking | mood regulation