Genetic Testing identifies DNA gene sequences which research suggests are linked with increased health risk that may be modified by diet and lifestyle changes. These test results provide valuable information, which with your unique signs/symptoms and other health variables allows me to recommend targeted lifestyle changes to optimise your health, achieve weight loss and maximise your sporting potential. Genetic screening panel results may assist in managing:
1. Weight loss
DNA diet screens 13 genes involved in regulation of energy expenditure, appetite, and fat metabolism, which all play an important role in weight regulation. In fact 40% to 80% of the variance in body weight is due to genetic factors. By analysing an individual’s DNA diet results this aids recommendation of optimal diet possible for you based on your personal preferences, diet history, and eating attitudes.
DNA Health screens genes which optimise energy, well-being and health. Many diseases are preventable through the correct diet and lifestyle choices. This genetic screen helps provide valuable information so that Lisa may support you in making tailored diet and lifestyle choices and supplements, to offset any particular nutritional deficit or genetic shortcoming and helps establish the optimal nutrition necessary for good health, energy, and longevity based on your unique DNA.
DNA Health screens 28 genes involved in eight key biological processes, which are all key factors in the onset of chronic disease:
- Cholesterol metabolism
- Oxidative stress
- Insulin resistance
- Bone health
- Iron metabolism
Genes have now been identified that can inform you or your coach whether you should be training towards a power or an endurance sport, how quickly you are likely to recover from training sessions, your susceptibility to tendon/soft tissue injuries and to learn more about the training patterns that will help you progress towards your genetic potential. Your athletic success may therefore result from firstly choosing the right sport for your genetic type and secondly, the right training, lifestyle, nutrition and environmental interactions to optimally express your inherited genes.
The DNA Sport profile tests for genes in three categories that relate to sporting performance:
- The Power and Endurance section tests genes that code for physiological factors such as circulation, blood pressure control, strength, heart-lung capacity, mitochondrial synthesis, muscle fibre type, muscle fibre growth, heart output, muscle metabolism and adaptability to training regimes.
- The Tendon Pathology section examines genes that are involved in the structural integrity of soft tissues in the body. Certain gene variances may predispose you to tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries and bone pathology.
- The Recovery genes section re-enforces the need to integrate training and nutritional advice when supporting your health and fitness. The genes reflect predisposition to inflammation and free radical stress within the body, which may imply the need for more focussed nutritional support, along with extended recoveries between training repetitions and sessions.