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GENETIC PROFILING

DNA testing is a pathway more people are following toward better general health, now and into the years ahead. Fitgenes can not only give you personalised solutions to manage immediate challenges like weight loss or food sensitivities, their genetic tests and programmes also address long term personal goals relating to healthy ageing and lifestyle. Fitgenes products unlock your DNA and provide the ultimate in personalised health. As a qualified Fitgenes practitioner I can help you determine your precise dietary, supplement and exercise needs based on how you were made.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

FitGenes Health & Wellbeing genetic profile report is based on the science of nutrigenomics, which considers the interaction between your genes, nutrition and lifestyle and how these influence gene behaviour.  While we cannot change our genes, we can modify the way that they express themselves i.e. how they switch on and off and communicate with all cells of our body, to determine our health with the right nutritional, exercise and lifestyle choices.

The Health & Wellbeing Profile analyses a select range of 64 genes that are key influencers of your general health, wellbeing and performance and are divided into the following categories:

  • Cell Defence – how your body protects cells and DNA from damage caused by oxidative stress.

  • Inflammation – your body’s natural defence mechanism, which if uncontrolled, can be a key driver of almost all major diseases.

  • Vitamin D receptors – present in all cells, these are a key influence on bone health, immunity, skin and the nervous system.

  • Methylation and Homocysteine Metabolism – reflects the health of our cells and risk of chronic disease.

  • Cardiovascular Health – the effectiveness of the system delivering oxygen and nutrients to every cell.

  • Fat and Cholesterol Management – influences healthy weight management, appetite control and satiety.

The test requires a simple DNA sample taken in clinic, from a mouth swab. You will receive a copy of your genetic profile with supporting information and I will help you to interpret the results, to create a highly personalised health plan including nutritional, exercise and lifestyle recommendations, giving you the potential to be the best you can be!

FITGENES CARBCHOICE

Scientific studies have shown that variations in the human salivary amylase gene (AMY1) differ based on populations, which have traditionally eaten high starch diets, compared to those who have traditionally eaten low starch diets. Variations within the AMY1 gene influence how well your body can breakdown and process starch, meaning that some people can tolerate these carbohydrates better than others. Starch is the most common carbohydrate included in human diets - however, there is a considerable range of variation between cultures of dietary starch intake.

Fitgenes has developed CarbChoice, a personalised genetic profile report of the AMY1 gene, which determines how efficiently you metabolise starch from carbohydrates. CarbChoice gives you a simple score between 1 and 14, contained in a comprehensive report that guides your dietary, exercise and lifestyle choices according to your DNA.