What you eat will not change the sequence of your DNA, but your diet has a profound effect on how you “express” the possibilities encoded in your DNA. The foods you consume can turn on or off certain genetic markers which play a major role in your health outcomes.
Your DNA contains information that determines the characteristics that are with you at birth. These include hair and eye colour, and other characteristics such as how you process nutrients. This genetic information affects you from the inside.
My DNA Comprehensive Wellness Test Report is designed to optimize their health and wellbeing by feeding your genes.
The answer to the right diet lies in your DNA
Your DNA will assist you in understanding how your genes can influence:
- Your body size and weight
- Your ability to lose weight
- Your appetite and eating behaviours
- How your body stores and processes dietary fats
- Your risk of having an abnormal cholesterol profile
- Your vitamin, mineral, and other nutrient needs
- Your sensitivity to specific tastes, foods and drinks
- Your power, endurance, recovery and injury risk when you exercise
- recommendation to appropriate lifestyle changes
Early investigations of gene regulations have revealed that nutrients can actually modulate gene expression. Ever wondered why a migrant who is used to their traditional foods then change their diet, develop all sorts of food intolerance’s or allergies?
There are great expectations for nutrigenetics, especially in regard to studies related to its future beneficial application in health promotion and for personalized nutrition in the prevention of chronic illnesses.
Nutritional genomics or nutrigenetics is the science that studies and characterizes gene variants associated with differential response to specific nutrients and relating this variation to various diseases, such as CVD related to obesity.
A relatively new science called nutrigenomics shows how different foods may interact with specific genes, how foods talk to our genes, and how genes express themselves after a conversation. Nutrigenomics confirms that food provides potent dietary signals that directly influence the metabolic programming of our genes and they also modify the risk of common chronic diseases. It’s telling us which food is information that contain instructions which communicate directly with the genes.
What should we eat?
Recommendation of the healthiest or ideal diet is abound in the media and literature.
We can now answer this question at a molecular level. Find out how your genes respond to the foods you eat, and what this does to the cellular processes that make us healthy or unhealthy.
my Comprehensive DNA Wellness Profile is one genetic test that is used to ascertain which diet is right for your unique DNA.
Your genes will reveal genetic polymorphism with phenotyping and reporting on what your gene mutations mean, a robotic system to identify the severity of your gene mutation and comprehensive management guidelines to change the expression of your genes.
my Comprehensive DNA Wellness gives information of your gene association with weight management, diet considerations and predictive markers in cardiovascular health, vitamin sufficiency and fitness recommendations.
This report will reveal genetic mutation on the following areas:
- Weight, Appetite and Obesity
- Fat Storage
- Body Size and Weight Regain
- Fat Burning
- Energy Expenditure
- Snacking and Eating Habits
- Taste Preference and Food Response
- Preference to Bitter Taste
- Preference to Sweet Foods
- Preference for Fats And Oils
- Lactase Persistence (Dairy Processing)
- Cholesterol and Triglycerides
- Antioxidant Enzyme and Blood Pressure
- Salt Influence on Blood Pressure
- Vitamin B9 Needs
- Vitamin B6 Needs
- Vitamin B12 Needs
- Vitamin A Needs
- Vitamin C Needs
- Vitamin D Needs
- Calcium, Bone Strength and Stress Fracture
- Iron Needs
- Omega-3 And Omega-6 Processing
- Muscle Power
- Muscle Strength
- Muscle Energy
- Recovery Time
- Risk of Soft Tissue Injury
- Injury Risk and Flexibility
Management of Genetic results
When your results become available, consult with your health care practitioner to explain how to read your results and assist in management of diet choices and address the underlying drivers of metabolic dysfunction.
Need Guidance on Specific Diets?
We connect with family, friends and conduct business around food – food is the common ground.
The plethora of diets on the marketplace is confusing. There is no one diet best suited for all.
“We are what we eat” should be the mainstay of optimal health. There are a plethora of the ”ideal” diet either based on weight loss regimes, health condition, blood type, or genotype which in turn confuses the patient in structuring the ideal diet for themselves.