If you are worried about your future health, tired of being tired all the time, feel wired and anxious and not able to wind down and relax, or even suffering from foggy brain, then a genetic test can provide some insights as to why this may be happening. If you are struggling with weight loss for instance, knowing how you detoxify, your sensitivity to fat, 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 and whether your environment is supporting you to help 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. Lifestyle 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 what your parents ate and what their parents ate!
The Comprehensive Panel assesses genetic variants and environmental factors impacting:
* Food cravings
* 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, plus 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). Most of the people who do have these markers will not develop CD.
Lifestyle assessment is also included through the interpretation of an online health and lifestyle questionnaire designed to assess your environment and habits and how these may impact on your genetic expression.
Using this combined approach taking into consideration your genes and your lifestyle will give a much clearer picture as to how to support your health. For instance, many genes are affected by lack of sleep and are also involved in processing stress and regulating the methylation system and how you detoxify. By taking measures to ensure better sleep and by supporting your methylation system 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 which includes recommendations for lifestyle, nutrition and exercise modifications.
If you would like to read up more on what myDNAhealth has to offer go to www.myDNAhealth.co.uk or call me if you would like to discuss doing a DNA test!