WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD OF HEALTH
Make better health choices by knowing your genes!
In the early 2000s, scientists began to map our genes. But since then, they have also identified many genes that may be responsible for important processes in our bodies: how our bodies respond to certain toxins, medications, chemicals, and even foods.
It is now also known that our genes can be “switched on or off” by certain foods we eat and even the lifestyle choices that we make. This brand new science has a brand new name: “Epigenetics”:
It all begins with what genes we inherit from our parents and ancestors: For example, you may have struck it very lucky and inherited many good genes for detoxification – this would mean that perhaps you could get away with leading a less than “clean” lifestyle without too many ill effects. Or you may have inherited genes that struggle to detox even simple compounds like caffeine. This would mean that you may have to pay more attention to those aspects of your life.
Wouldn’t it be simply brilliant if you could see what “DNA hand” that nature and your ancestors have dealt you? Well now you can and finding out which genes you have inherited can help you make more informed health and lifestyle choices, ultimately leading to a happier, healthier you.
Clinical services DNA testing is a sophisticated, investigative tool that helps to identify variations in your genes. It allows your practitioner to work intimately with you so that the best highly individualised program can be created – what is best for you to eat, the best supplements for you to take, and the lifestyle options that will make your body the best that it can be.
Remember that word epigenetics? Well essentially this means that your genes do not have to be your destiny; for example, you may have some genes that affect how your hormones are metabolised – which could lead to health problems such as infertility, and hormonal conditions such as endometriosis or fibrocystic breast disease or even cancer. But this doesn’t mean that you will develop these diseases! Why? Because they can be effectively silenced (or “turned off”) by the correct lifestyle, dietary, and supplementation programs. This creates a very empowering treatment strategy that is highly effective and sustainable long term. You will be living as your genes intended you to!
THE BASIS OF DNA
To better understand Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics you could start by understanding what genes are and how they are related to your health.
Our genome consists of around 30,000 genes.
A gene is, essentially, a DNA sequence that produced a molecule with a function.
Humans share 99.9% of the DNA. The remaining 0.1% is what makes us unique, including characteristics such as our height and eye colour, as well as our risk for
developing health conditions including diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
The interaction between your genes and the environment (diet, exercise, etc) has the strongest effect on your health.
DIET AND GENES INTERACT IN A RECIPROCAL WAY
Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics are the links between diet and genes. In particular, Nutrigenetics is the science that studies genetic variants associated with differential responses to nutrients, while nutrigenomics is a whole system approach that investigates how nutrients can affect gene expression. Other factors, such as exercise and lifestyle, can also affect gene expression.
HOW GENE ANALYSIS HELPS YOU REACH YOUR HEALTH & WELLBEING GOALS
Once your DNA, gene and SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) are analysed by Fitgenes a report is created using analysis software and my Naturopathic skills. This contains information about the genetic variants you might have in your genes, which in turn influence your fitness, body composition, health concerns now and in the future, and what nutrition and dietary choices are best for you.
WHAT THE REPORT WILL TELL YOU
These genetic variants tested to create your profile have been grouped according to the primary physiological effects they have on your body. These have key influencing effects on your health, aging, wellbeing, and performance. These groups are:
Inflammation – Cell Defence – Vitamin D Receptors – Cardiovascular Health
Methylation and Homocysteine Metabolism – Fat Metabolism and Cholesterol Regulation
CLEAR-CUT HEALTH INFORMATION
“I love this report as it gives me clear-cut actionable steps to dramatically change my patient’s health, especially those with chronic or complex diseases. Fitgenes provides foundational information about the drivers of disease like no other testing does!” – Natalie Fox
Are you ready to discover the powerful interaction between genetics, diet, exercise, and lifestyle to meet your personal health and wellness goals?
New Patients – Fitgenes Testing, Lab Fees, Report, 2x Naturopathic Fitgenes Appointments (in person or online) and Protocol is $590 (incl. GST).
Natalie’s Current Patients – Fitgenes Testing, Lab Fees, and Report is $440 (incl. GST), please note you will need to book a return consult to receive your report and personalised protocol.
What a great investment, your personal genetic profile is an integral piece of the puzzle helping you: Personalise your diet – Choose your best exercise
Minimise your exact supplement requirements
yet MAXIMISE your potential for Healthy Living and Healthy Ageing.
Learn more from FITGENES Here.
Who would BENEFIT from a DNA SEQUENCING profile?
- If you are planning a baby.
- If you would like more resilience against stress.
- If you are struggling with anxiety and/or depression.
- If you have hormonal issues.
- if you have gut issues.
- If you have a history of chronic disease such as autoimmunity, mental illness or cancer in the family
- If you wish to age well and remain in the best of health in your older years.
- If you are struggling with your weight.
- If you just feel that you could live a better and healthier life and “Something is missing”
Genes that can be tested include:
- Vitamin absorption and metabolism
- Hormone metabolism – how well and safely are your hormones converting in your body?
- Neurotransmitters regulation – these pathways play a vital role in your mental health.
- Detoxification capacity of your body – should you stay away from BBQ meat? Can you drink s much coffee as you like or not? etc.
- How does your body metabolise the fat you eat?
- Are you prone to various diseases such as heart disease?
- Intolerances to foods such as wheat and gluten.
Due to the very portable nature of this test, you can access DNA profiling no matter where you are in Australia (International services coming soon). Consultations for DNA interpretations can be performed via ZOOM, telephone, or Skype.