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Who could benefit from DNA testing?

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

As a window into your past, present, and future health, genetic tests put the power of maintaining your well-being in your hands

How food, lifestyle and environment effect gene expression

Food is information. Every bite we take sends messages deep into our cells, turning on and off genes promoting either longevity and vibrant health or disease.

In other words, it is not just having defective genes that might predispose us to certain diseases, it is the expression of the genes that can lead to poor health, as genes can be turned on and off. The field of EPIGENETICS studies the dynamic interplay of how food, lifestyle choices, environment, and even our thoughts effect gene expression.

"It's in my genes. I can't control it!" More than a lame excuse, it is also a misleading myth

Our genes are not necessarily our destiny! They are only a contributing factor and a useful tool. Actually only a small percentage of our disease-related gene mutations seems to be fully “deterministic.” The emerging field of NUTRIGENOMICS is showing us ways to use food to suppress our 'bad' genes and express the 'good' genes that help prevent disease and counter environmental toxins. We can learn how to become the controller of our genes, by making proper food and lifestyle choices. This powerful knowledge, is setting the stage for a shift in how we approach health and well-being.

Take a proactive approach to your health

The science of genetics exploded in the last decades as researchers completed the Human Genome Project, which mapped the 25,000 genes in the human genome.

This large step in genetic science produced a massive amount of collected data on DNA.

With this knowledge, health prevention can be taken one step further. With your personal DNA profile you will discover the most important areas of their health to focus on for long term vitality and health span. It is a great tool if you want to personalise your nutrition, exercise, mental fitness and lifestyle. It provides insight in a number of key areas including oxidative stress, cholesterol metabolism, methylation, insulin resistance, bone density, inflammation, key vitamins, key hormones, food responsiveness, caffeine metabolism, fat storage, energy and fuel during exercise, neurodegenerative and mood disorders and many more besides.

Is it more beneficial to be on a Mediterranean diet or a low carb diet? Would a ketogenic diet be a safe option? Does exercise help with weight control? What are my detoxification abilities?

We all have both genetic vulnerabilities and strengths, and by learning what these strengths and vulnerabilities are, and uncovering any genetic predispositions, we can optimise the outcome and get control over our own health instead of just leaving it up to chance whether or not we will live a long and healthy life.

Genetic testing is easy

While genetic testing may sound futuristic, the procedure is simple. DNA is collected from saliva or a blood spot The lab analyses the number, arrangement, and characteristics of the chromosomes in the DNA and identifies abnormal and mutated genes as well as markers for inherited diseases.

Genetic testing and nutrigenomics are the future of individualised healthcare

The message of epigenetic is very powerful. Our genes our not our destiny. Healthy lifestyle and nutrition in general will benefit your health in many ways, by switching on and off genes. You can take it even one step further and have a personalised health plan based on your genetic profile. It might help you to understand why certain illnesses are common in your family. Or why you are dealing with some health issues. But most of all, it can be a powerful motivation to take responsibility in your own hands and optimise your health.

As a certified DNA Health practitioner I can help you with any questions regarding Nordic DNA testing

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