Learn How Your DNA May Affect Your Health
Our genes are a part of who we are, so naturally they impact our health. By knowing more about your DNA, you may be able to take steps towards living a healthier life.
Keep in mind that many conditions and traits are influenced by multiple factors. These reports are intended for informational purposes only and do not diagnose disease or illness.
This test uses two mouth swabs to collect your saliva and then we can discover key genes that relate to how your body works and discuss solutions to provide more targeted exercise, nutrition and lifestyle support. Genetics are not your destiny however knowing your genetics you can then make more informed decisions about the type of exercise you are better designed to benefit from, the types of food and diet you should follow that is line with your genetics. In addition there are nutritional supplements that support and help bypass potential weaknesses in your biochemistry that knowing the presence of certain gene variations can indicate.
The test results come back from the lab split in to 4 reports to break the information down into more manageable chunks. We will go over the implications for the gene variations you have as they relate to the key areas of health, diet, sport and oestrogen.
The DNA Health approach assists in establishing the optimal nutrition necessary for good health, longevity and disease risk mitigation.
DNA Health tests for several gene variants involved in the following biological processes that have been linked to risk for diseases of lifestyle:
- Cholesterol metabolism
- Bone Health & risk for osteoporosis
- Methylation and risk for cancer
- Inflammation and oxidative stress
- Insulin Sensitivity and risk for diabetes
- Food Responsiveness, including Lactose intolerance, Caffeine processing, Salt sensitivity and blood pressure & Iron overload disorders
The value of genes to do with how your body produces and breakdowns the sex hormone, oestrogen is more important than you might think for men as well as women as those genes are involved in regulating detoxification.
80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history. Oestrogen gene testing may help you lessen your risk when looking at how efficient oestrogen is processed. Research has shown that an increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen is a strong risk factor in the development of breast cancer. When we see your oestrogen gene variants we will discuss personal risk factors associated with HRT, oral contraceptives, bio-identical hormone supplementation and in vitro fertilisation.
One of the first products of its kind in the world, DNA Diet is designed to assist in the design of a personalised weight management plan based on individual genetic differences.
DNA Diet also provides additional insight into how each individual reacts to carbohydrates, saturated fats and intensity of exercise, allowing further personalisation of your eating plan to suit your needs.
DNA Diet tests a number of well-researched gene variations that impact metabolism, absorption and storage of fats and carbohydrates, as well as eating behaviour.
We have analysed these genes to understand how an individual’s genetic profile will impact their response to the three most effective long term healthy eating plans. i.e. Low fat, Mediterranean, and Low Carbohydrate. Research suggests that individuals do respond differently to different food combinations and no ONE way of eating is right for everyone.
DNA Sport examines various biological areas that impact training responsiveness and sporting performance. These include inflammation, blood flow and respiration, energy production and fuel metabolism.
Athletic success results firstly from personalising a training strategy that optimises your genetic potential, and secondly choosing the right lifestyle, nutrition and environmental interactions to optimally express your inherited genes.
DNA Sport reports on the following areas:
- Structural integrity of soft tissues
- Inflammation & oxidative stress
- Blood flow & respiration
- Energy during exercise
- Fuel during exercise
- Caffeine metabolism
- Muscle and bone composition
- Aerobic capacity
- Power/strength potential
Knowledge of variations in genes involved in these biological areas can be used to personalise a training program in order to gain as much as possible from sessions by exploiting potential advantages, as well as to identify weaknesses that need to be worked on. The balance between more strength work versus cardio is part of typical recommendations. This insight can also be used to make appropriate training and nutrition choices in an attempt to prevent injury as well as optimise recovery in order to perform at one’s best.
How It Works
- Once booked, you will receive your lab test kit in the post, or if you prefer we can arrange a time to go through the test together at my clinic in Edinburgh.
- You will receive your results as soon as we get them back from the lab.
- Your Consultation will take place within a week of your results being returned.
Simple Home Testing
All lab tests are specifically selected for ease of use. We can mail test kits anywhere in the UK, Europe, North America and most countries in the rest of the world (with a shipping delay). Samples can be completed by you the same week from the comfort of your own home.
Results Review Consultation
To make sure you get the most out of your test, this package includes a Skype or Phone call to review your results, examine your health history, symptoms and food journal, and help create a customised plan for you.
To book the DNA Profile or to ask any further questions get in touch with me at:
+44 7971 953 008
Note: PWP does not include the cost of recommended food lists or products. Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.