The definition of a gene is a region of your DNA that can depict your heredity. We get our genes from our parents. Gene variations are seen by looking at the SNP's(Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). SNP's are a DNA sequence variation. These can depict simple things such as 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 genetic profile as I thought it would bring on worry about things that could go wrong with my health. I have completely jumped ship now and love the study of genetics and feel by knowing our genes we can be empowered to make a difference for our future and prevent chronic disease. Our nutrigenomics are not our destiny. Our Genetic profile gives us answers and direction.
By knowing about your genetics you can use nutrients, diet and 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 SNP contains instructions like a "blueprint" to make specific proteins. Some proteins make up enzymes ( MTHFR) , some transporters (TCN2) and some receptors ( VDR).
Here at Possum Hollow Natural Health Clinic we have two different types of tests available to choose from and by talking to your practitioner you can be guided in the best test for you personally.
Smart DNA - 100 SNPs are looked at including:
Weight loss answers
Bioceuticals - Wellness bundle - 60 SNPS are looked at.
This can be divided up into Individual profile for:
Fertility Profile including Clotting,
Mood and Cognition Profile,
Please discuss the most suitable one for you individually and financially.
Things you could find out about:
Metabolic Syndrome And Diabetes
Omega 3 and Omega 6
Methylation , Folate And CoFactors
Phase 1 Detox
Phase 2 Detox
HPA Axis and Stress Response
Sleep and Seasonal Variation
Physiogenominics Intergration Of Genetic And Functional Variability
Answers to Aggressive behaviour
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 genes we are given at birth. Once we know the genes we have we can change our diet, use nutrients or supplements according to 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