Genetic Testing – Nutrigenomics …….Personalising your health care for optimum health.
Before you jump in, it is important to differentiate between the companies that are doing valid testing and those like the ancestry type that are really just collating information. Please check with your preferred Medical practitioner that specializes in nutrigenetics first as this can be a costly error.
This testing is a great tool for the treatment of any health condition and yes I have had mine done so that I could gain my optimum health.
Nutrigenetics is essentially the hand we have been dealt, nutrigenomics determines the expression of the genes and the outcomes we achieve. We cannot change the genes, but we absolutely change the expression and our destiny. We do this through analysing choices and goals: changes to our diet and lifestyle using nutrigenomics and current outcomes as our guide.
Nutrigenomics is about personalising your health care to help you attain your health goals and not to just increase life expectancy, but to also age healthily.
What can we learn?
Through the testing and analysis we will identify which genes have variations that may be affecting how your body functions and how it responds to outside influences such as diet, exercise and stress in more ways than you can imagine.
For example, some people as you would have witnessed can drink gallons of coffee with no noticeable side effects, when others of us literally get the shakes after one. It will also show why your level and type of current exercise does or doesn’t work for you. Also, why your tolerance of alcohol or fats may not be the same as others you know.
What systems and processes are we specifically looking at?
- Nutrient receptors and metabolism (how they impact our biochemistry)
- Cellular Defence
- Liver function and the ability to clear toxins, heavy metals and hormone excess
- Metabolism of fats and cholesterol
- Neurotransmitters and Mood
- Blood Pressure
- Clotting factors
- Thyroid and hormone receptors
What genes, Cytokines, antioxidants, receptors, detox markers AND enzymes are we looking at: (depending on the company)
FUT2, SLC23A1, TCN2,DHCR7, CYP2R1, CYP27B1, GC, VDR,VDR2, CYP24A1, MTHFD1, MTHFR, SHMT1, MTR, MTRR, BHMT, CBS, PEMT, FADS1, COMT, CYP (VARIOUS), NAT2, GSTP1, NQ01,SOD2, GPX1, CAT, PON1, MAOA, DRD2,TH, DAO,GAD1, BDNF,AGT,NOS3, F2,F3, LHCGR, PGR, FOXE1, MnSOD, GCLC, GCLM, GSTP1, NQ01, HO-1, ACE, AGTR1, LEPR1&2, FAB2, MC4R, FTO, UCP, CETP, LIPC, PON, LIPC, INTERLEUKINS
If you would like to discuss whether genetic testing is the right option for you then please feel free to give me a call on 0428 602 996.