Have you ever thought about what your genes say about you?
Did you know that your genetic make-up does not necessarily mean you have no control of the outcome? Have you ever felt like you’ve tried everything, but you remain stuck with a certain health concern or an inability to lose weight? Nutrigenomics helps to identify the missing pieces of the puzzle and can be very helpful in getting to the root of what is in the way of optimal health.
These are some of the questions that Nutrigenomics testing might help with:
Am I at higher risk of heart disease?
How can I protect my brain from premature ageing?
Is my body getting rid of toxins effectively or does it need help?
How effective is my body at losing weight and burning fat?
What kind of diet would be best for me?
What type of sport would I be best suited to and what would my injury risk and recovery look like?
What is Nutrigenomics Testing?
Well, let me start with some definitions.
Scientists have identified that 99% of our genes are exactly the same, but 1% of our genetic make-up differs and this is what makes each of us unique.
Nutrigenomics looks at these differences and how the differences impact the various functions of our bodies. These differences have been described as spelling changes. They are not errors, but they do change our metabolic processes. How these genes express themselves, or behave, is called Nutrigenomics. Some of our genes are switched on or off and some are even completely absent – this is referred to as a deletion.
Nutrigenomics is impacted by the food we eat, the lifestyles we live, the environmental factors we are exposed to as well as stress. The behaviour of a gene can be changed by the choices we make with regard to diet, nutrients, stress management, exercise etc. We need to be able to understand our specific genetic profile in order to best support our bodies.
Have you ever felt like you’ve tried everything, but you remain stuck with a certain health concern or an inability to lose weight? Nutrigenomics helps to identify the missing pieces of the puzzle and can be very helpful in getting to the root of what is in the way of optimal health.