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The DNA you were born with never changes; however, the way your genes behave (or express) can be influenced by the environment in which they live. This is called Epigenetics.
How and what we eat has the power to turn on/off gene expression, this is where the science of Nutrigenomics comes in. Nutrigenomics is the study of how food affects a person's genes and how a person's genes affect the way the body responds to food. For example, the active compound sulforaphane in broccoli has the potential to turn off cancer initiating genes, and things like Curcumin and Omega 3 fatty acids can positively influence genes that regulate inflammation.
You may have heard the term, "genes load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger." Along with nutrition, it is important to consider the impact of lifestyle factors such as sleep, movement, stress levels, emotions and toxic exposure on genetic expression.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR GENETIC MAKEUP CAN GIVE INFORMATION ON THINGS SUCH AS:
How well you metabolise alcohol and caffeine
The impact of stress on your unique physiology
What diet might be best suited to you for weight management
Whether you are genetically predisposed to gluten or lactose intolerance
How efficiently your body absorbs and utilises certain nutrients such as Vitamin D and Vitamin A
Whether you have increased need for nutrients such as Folate, Choline and B12
How efficiently your body's detoxification processes work and whether you have increased need for antioxidants
Whether you may be predisposed to imbalances in your hunger and satiety hormones and blood sugar regulation
Some examples of tests I use in my clinic…
FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING
Food sensitivities cause a wide variety of symptoms ranging from skin rashes and headaches to chronic digestive problems. The FIT Test measures IgG and Immune Complexes to 176 different foods, drinks and additives to create the most sensitive test on the market.
GUT HEALTH TESTING
Up to 80% of the immune system is in the gut and looking at a stool test gives us a picture of what is going on in the gut and what support would be most suitable to optimise digestive and overall health.
VAGINAL MICROBIOME TESTING
This ground-breaking clinical tool assesses the vaginal microbiome (bacteria and yeast) – a key ecosystem for female health and reproductive optimisation.
DUTCH COMPLETE HORMONE TESTING
This cutting-edge test looks at your hormones in detail, including how you are metabolising and detoxifying your hormones. It also looks at the stress hormone cortisol and how it might be impacting your hormonal balance.
FUNCTIONAL BLOOD CHEMISTRY ANALYSIS
Comprehensive blood testing to assess patterns of dysfunction and trends towards health or disease.