Genetics/Longevity

Genetics/Health-DNA
Genetics and My Health

How do our Genes influence our health and longevity and are there ways to override this inheritance?

 

If you already have an existing gene profile done elsewhere and wish to have help in interpreting, as well as lifestyle advice based on your unique profile, click here.

 

 

 

DNA Health is concerned with optimising energy, well-being and longevity, by making better lifestyle and diet choices, and using supplements tailored to offset any particular nutritional deficit or genetic shortcoming.

The DNA Health approach
establishes the optimal nutrition necessary for good health, energy, and longevity.

Many of our signs and symptoms, particularly when we have literally tried everything, been to every doctor, been on every possible pharmaceutical drug, tried vitamins, Reiki, affirmations and much else, may be the result of a small genetic variation called a SNP (Pronounced ‘snip’)

SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism)
A SNP is a difference in a nucleotide, where one nucleotide is replaced with another – they are not mutations.

Human DNA consists of about 3 billion bases,99% of which are the same in all people.

SNPs occur on average once in every 300
nucleotides. They can act as biological markers indicating a predisposition towards a behaviour, physical or physiological attribute. Each of us may have 100’s of these gene variations, some of which impact more aggressively on our overall health than others.

For example, people who suffer from depression and who are not responding well to anti depressants, may have a gene SNP called MTHFR, that results in the inability of the body to make serotonin. (50% of the population have this gene SNP).

What is important to know about genetic testing is that identifying certain gene SNP’s will offer the opportunity to change diet, lifestyle and supplementation,  in order to minimise and even override the genetic influence. We have control over what genes are expressed so genetic testing takes some of the guesswork out of health conditions that are getting the better of us. It also offers us the opportunity to enhance the medications we are on, or even see whether particular medication is a good ‘fit’ for our unique makeup.

The science of Epigenetics looks at exactly that.  What influence does our external environment, lifestyle and diet have on what genes are turned on or off?

 

The following movie will explain the science of Epigenetics.

Genetics/Longevity
What’s going on in my cell DNA?

My genes explained!

 

There are 4 categories of tests one can choose from.

Health

Diet and Fat Metabolism

Estrogen Metabolism

Sports

In addition, there are many categories and sub categories of Pharmaceutical drugs that may be necessary for a condition. Often people are on more than 10 different drugs, with no idea what is working or what is not, given the genetic code of our individual DNA.  It is now possible to analyse the medication we are on and compare it to our Gene profile, to see if it is, in fact, beneficial, ineffective or even detrimental.
HOW DOES THE DNA TESTING WORK?
From a single cheek swab sample, DNAlysis
Biotechnology determines an individual’s unique genetic
identity, thereby gaining intimate knowledge about
physiological processes that may not function optimally.
The results provide the clinical foundations upon which
to make individual-specific recommendations of a
preventative or performance-optimising nature. The
value of these findings lies in the creation of a gateway
for individuals to maximise their health and wellbeing
by analysing

Cholesterol metabolism
• Methylation
• Detoxification
• Oxidative stress
• Inflammation
• Insulin resistance
• Bone health
• Iron metabolism
• Food responsiveness
• optimal weight loss
• optimal weight management
• optimal dietary modification
• optimal lifestyle improvements such as the type and
amount of exercise required.

Email us with any personal questions related to the efficacy of Gene Profiling.

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