Having a DNA test shows you how YOUR diet and lifestyle can change how your genes are expressed, and this can have a big impact on health, weight, and fitness.
DNA testing is true personalised nutrition.
DNA testing enables you to be proactive with your health. Looking in depth at your biological blueprint, your DNA, inherited from your parents, your individual strengths and weaknesses. These variations in you are, what make you unique and can have a significant impact on your health.
DNA testing will show you how your body is working and where your risks, weaknesses and strengths are and what you can do to improve your health.
What you eat won’t change your DNA, but your diet and lifestyle can turn on or off certain genes or change the way they are expressed, which play a major role in your health outcomes.
- Each package includes a consultation with my personal recommendations on diet, lifestyle, supplements.
- Book a 15 minute pre-test appointment to discuss which reports are best for you
These tests can change your life.
Examples of Report Packages
✔️ All DNA packages include test + consultation (personal recommendations on diet, lifestyle, supplements)
✔️ No medications, HRT or supplements affect results
✔️ Choose from 9 reports
✔️ Worldwide shipping costs included
Having a DNA test is the best way to find out precisely how your body reacts to and metabolises a range of nutrients. It will tell you if you’re predisposed to certain conditions or food intolerances/allergies and will help identify your personal nutrient requirements for maximising your health and longevity.
Your DNA never changes so you will only ever need one DNA test. After your test (a quick cheek swab – no needles!), your results will be analysed, and during the consultation we will discuss what your DNA tells us about you. We will also chat about any personalised food/supplement/lifestyle options based on your unique genetic profile.
I use Lifecode Gx®, who offer a range of specialist nutrigenomics DNA test panels.
Their unique bespoke SNP selection mean the results are impactful and actionable via nutrition and lifestyle.
Confidential, accurate and relevant, their tests inform how inherited health risks can be mitigated through personalised nutrition and lifestyle change.
The reports I recommend most frequently include.
Nutrient Core: Discover how genes impact: food tolerance- gluten (coeliac disease), lactose (found in dairy), and caffeine; microbiome diversity; nutrient need – vitamin A (beta-carotene & retinol), folate (B9), vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, and glutathione; metabolism – blood sugar control (insulin), appetite (leptin), inflammation and omega-3 fatty acids; and circadian rhythm – early bird or night owl predisposition.
Methylation Report: Methylation is critical to keeping your body and brain biochemistry in balance. Common genetic variants (SNPs) can impact methylation and increase susceptibility to systemic imbalances and chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, sub-fertility, mood swings, depression, dementia, fatigue, autoimmune disease, allergies and premature ageing.
Detoxification Genetic variants (SNPs) can impact phase 1, 2 and 3 detoxification pathways and contribute to symptoms such as headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, allergies, skin disorders, weight gain, bloating, acid reflux and heartburn, excessive sweating, chronic infections, sub-fertility, decreased libido, poor mental function and lower stress tolerance.
Nervous System Report: Nervous System Neurotransmitters are chemicals that enable communication within and between neurons in the mind and body. Symptoms of neurotransmitter imbalance can include: mood imbalances, depression, mania, attention deficit and obsessive compulsive disorders, addictive behaviours, motor control disruption, anger, aggression and restlessness. The report analyses gene variants that impact serotonin (contentment) and melatonin (sleep), dopamine(motivation), noradrenaline and adrenaline (fight or flight) and GABA which is critical for relaxation.
Hormones Report: Steroids are hormones derived from cholesterol that act as chemical messengers in the body. They are involved in the regulation of many physiological processes in men and women, such as the function of the reproductive system, metabolism, inflammation and immune system. This test analyses genes involved in the synthesis, signalling, transport and metabolism of corticosteroids and sex steroids hormones.
Metabolics Report: Metabolism describes the chemical reactions in the body involved in nutrient assimilation, utilisation – fat / sugar burning or storing – and removal. Presenting 6 interconnected pathways: appetite regulation, nutrient sensing, sugar metabolism, fat metabolism, cholesterol and bile, and mitochondria and inflammation. To help manage your personal risk of diabetes, chronic fatigue, weight gain, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative conditions and optimise health span and longevity.
APOE: The APOE4 genotype is a well known risk factor for late onset Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular diseases. This test also analyses genes involved in the three subtypes of Alzheimer’s – i) inflammatory, ii) toxic and ii) atrophic – described in the Bredesen TM protocol. Understanding your risk enables a personalised approach to managing it.
Thyroid: The thyroid is an endocrine gland in the neck that produces triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Thyroid hormones control the metabolism of almost every cell, with wide-ranging metabolic, developmental and cardiovascular effects. This report analyses genes involved in the thyroid hormone lifecycle: synthesis, activation, transport and metabolism. It also examines genes that confer susceptibility to inflammation and autoimmunity.