Genetic Wellness For You
The definition of a gene is a region of your DNA that can depict your heredity. We get our genes from our parents. Genes can depict our eye colour hair colour or they can depict your weakness' and strengths in health, fitness, wellbeing, weight loss and more. I used to be concerned about finding out my genes as I thought it would bring on worry about things that could go wrong with my health. I have completely jumped ship and now and love the study of genetics and feel by knowing our genes we can feel empowered to make a difference for our future and prevent chronic disease. Our genes are not our destiny.
By knowing about your genetics you can use nutrients, diet, lifestyle to your advantage to reduce the risk of common diseases as we age. Many people as they age feel unwell and gradually decline in health and cognitive thinking until they die. However if we can reduce this decline so you are not chronically ill as you age you not only gain quality of life and mind but age slowly, feel less stresses and suffer less with unhealthy conditions.
Each Gene contains instructions like a "blueprint" to make specific proteins. Some proteins make up enzymes ( MTHFR) , some transporters (TCN2) and some receptors ( VDR). Types of Gene variations are talked of as SNP's which is an abbreviation for single nucleotide polymorphisms.
Maedy has introduced to the clinic the Genetic Wellness Program which tests 100 of your gene variations ( SNPS) including tests on:
- Lipid Metabolism
- Inflammation Markers
- Metabolic Syndrome And Diabetes
- Sodium Sensitivity
- Co Q10
- Omega 3 and Omega 6
- Methylation , Folate And CoFactors
- Caffeine Tolerance
- Coeliac Disease
- Lactose Intolerance
- Oxidative Stress
- Phase 1 Detox
- Phase 2 Detox
- Weight Management
- HPA Axis and Stress Response
- Sleep and Seasonal Variation
- Physiogenominics Intergration Of Genetic And Functional Variability
You may have heard of the expression "nutrigenomic medicine" or "epiginology". These big fancy words mean that in most cases you can always do things that help bring out the best in what genes we are given at birth. Once we know the genes we have we can change our diet, use nutrients or supplements according to the individual needs and often things about your health make sense for the first time. The aim is to enhance the good genetics and down regulate or take actions to prevent diseases.
Genetic Health is predicted to be the future of good medicine and enhances true preventative health
Here are some of the questions you may find answers to from doing a Genetic Wellness Assessment :
Why you may stress and then cannot concentrate? Why does gluten make you tired? Why you tend to put on weight with weight training yet lose it with cardio? What oils are best for you to eat? Why do you feel awful when you drink caffeine? Why does Maedy only give you one brand of Vitamin B and all the others make you feel tired? Why do you have tendencies to get injuries from exercise? Why did your mum get osteoporosis? Why are you out in the sun and yet your Vitamin D is still low?
Genetic Wellness Assessment is available to ANY naturopathic clients at Possum Hollow Natural Health Clinic
Practitioner for consultations in your genetic wellness Is Maedy Colenso ND
Cost for Test: $470