Genetic testing to support health
Your genes are your tendency not your destiny.
Are you worried about your future health? Do you feel unable to wind down and relax? Are you tired of being tired all the time, or suffering from foggy brain or feel down? If so a genetic test can provide some insights as to why this may be happening. For instance, if you are struggling with weight loss, knowing how you detoxify, your fat release ability and muscle function can all help you to understand what is blocking you. And most importantly, what you can do about it!
I am collaborating with myDNAhealth to offer you a fantastic opportunity to uncover your inherited risk factors. Understanding your genes can help you prevent lifestyle diseases from impacting your future health outcomes. Whilst we can’t change our genes, we can influence whether they get ‘turned on’ or ‘turned off’!
At myDNAhealth only the genes that you can do something about get tested.
Your genes are just your tendency whilst ifestyle and nutritional changes make all the difference.
Epigenetics is so powerful that evidence shows that it’s not just what you eat that affects your gene expression. It’s also what your parents ate and what their parents ate!
What can genetic testing reveal?
The Comprehensive Panel assesses genetic variants and environmental factors impacting:
- Food craving
- Sleep, stress and burnout
- Sugar metabolism and sensitivity to carbs
- Fat absorption and sensitivity to saturated fats
- Detoxification ability across the liver pathways
- Methylation function
- Estrogen imbalance
- Inflammation, a route cause for autoimmunity diseases
- Caffeine sensitivity
- Lactose intolerance
- Iron over‐absorption
- Essential fatty acids
- Plus your particular nutritional needs for vitamin D, B and C, your needs for folate, magnesium, glutathione and antioxidants.
There is now a NEW addition to the Comprehensive DNA Panel, which is the Gluten Sensitivity panel. For those who suspect that gluten may be an issue for them but who cannot tolerate sufficient gluten to undergo a conventional test for coeliac disease (CD) checking to see if you have the genetic markers can be reassuring if the result is negative. If you don’t have the HLA DQ-2 or DQ-8 genetic markers you are highly unlikely to develop CD. The vast majority of those with CD have the HLA-DQ genes. However, even with these genetic markers, it doesn’t mean you will develop CD.
Lifestyle assessment is also included through the interpretation of an online health and lifestyle questionnaire. This is designed to assess your environment and your habits and how these may impact on your genetic expressions.
By using this combined approach of genes and lifestyle, you get a much clearer picture as to how to support your health. For instance, many genes are affected by lack of sleep. These genes may be involved in the stress response and regulating the methylation system and how you detoxify. By taking measures to ensure better sleep, you can reduce the likelyhood of switching on genes that can have a detrimental impact on your health.
Your results are interpreted and presented in an easy‐to‐understand colour‐coded PDF report and includes recommendations for lifestyle, nutrition and exercise modifications.
If you would like to read up more on what myDNAhealth has to offer go to https://mydnahealth.co.uk or call me if you would like to discuss doing a DNA test!