DNA Testing

DNA Diet

I do not believe in “one size fit all” when it comes to weight loss and getting fit. We all have different DNA for that matter, why should nourishing that be any different
One of the first products of its kind in the world, DNA Diet is designed to assist the healthcare practitioner in the design of a personalised healthy eating plan based on individual genetic differences. DNA Diet also provides additional insight into how each individual reacts to carbohydrates, saturated fats and intensity of exercise, allowing your dietitian to further personalise your eating plan to suit your needs. DNA Diet tests a number of well-researched gene variations that impact metabolism, absorption and storage of fats and carbohydrates, as well as eating behaviour.

DNA Health
Genetics determines our risk of chronic disease, and help us understand how to overcome these risk factors. Majority of chronic diseases are preventable through the early adoption of suitable nutrition and lifestyle habits. The DNA Health test is designed to optimise wellbeing and health by personalising lifestyle and diet choices and, where necessary, using supplements tailored to offset any particular nutritional deficit based on specific gene variants. Since we are all individuals with different nutritional requirements for attaining optimal health, the DNA Health approach assists the healthcare practitioner in establishing the optimal nutrition necessary for good health, longevity and disease risk mitigation.

DNA Oestrogen
80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history. Oestrogen gene testing may help you lessen your risk. Research has shown that an increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen is a strong risk factor in the development of breast cancer. DNA Oestrogen tests for gene variants that have been shown to have an impact on how oestrogen is processed in your body and if the processing of oestrogen and related compounds is efficient and healthy. The test is particularly important for woman considering oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical supplementation, women who are considering in vitro fertilization or who have been diagnosed with oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. DNA Oestrogen test results help to prescribe individualised nutritional and lifestyle interventions in order to mitigate breast cancer risk in woman with high-risk genetic profiles.

DNA Sport
DNA Sport examines various biological areas that impact training responsiveness and sporting performance. Athletic success results firstly from personalising a training strategy that optimises your genetic potential, and secondly choosing the right lifestyle, nutrition and environmental interactions to optimally express your inherited genes.

DNA Sport reports on the following areas:
- structural integrity of soft tissues
 - inflammation & oxidative stress
 - blood flow & respiration
 - energy during exercise
 - fuel during exercise
 - caffeine metabolism
 - muscle and bone composition
 - aerobic capacity
 - power/strength potential

Knowledge of variations in genes involved in these biological areas can be used to personalise a training programme in order to gain as much as possible from sessions by exploiting potential advantages, as well as to identify weaknesses that need to be worked on. This insight can also be used to make appropriate training and nutrition choices in an attempt to prevent injury as well as optimise recovery in order to perform at one’s best.

DNA Sport is suitable for a range of individuals, from the elite performance athlete to the recreational athlete looking to maximize their fitness potential and reach peak levels of conditioning. Beginner athletes just starting out, or those individuals building exercise programs for weight management will also benefit from the DNA Sport test.

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