Did you know that our genetic make-up, or DNA, can determine how we maintain a healthy weight and get in shape? I recently introduced ground-breaking DNA testing into my clinic, which has enabled me to provide a truly bespoke DNA diet for those who are struggling to lose weight, feel low in energy or not achieving optimum health. By checking your DNA for certain weaknesses we can create a genetic diet that suits your genetic code. Please book your DNA testing package here.
What are your genes telling you about how to lose weight and stay healthy?
So many clients come to see me fed up of trying the latest fad diet, only to lose a bit of weight and then put it all back on. I also see many people who feel low in energy, like they’ve lost their sparkle and are starting to experience niggling health problems. Every person is unique, we all have a unique genetic code – which is why DNA testing is so useful because it allows us to create a truly bespoke programme that suits your genetic makeup. It gives us a picture of what your specific genes may prefer to see in your diet, and which type of dietary and exercise habits would be the most appropriate for you.
By testing your DNA, we can see how you are genetically programmed to lose weight, burn energy and detoxify potentially harmful toxins. For example, some people may have the thrifty gene, which means they are more likely to store fat from sugar and excess fats in the diet. Others may have the gene which means they don’t burn fat for energy efficiently, meaning it’s more difficult to lose fat stores during exercise, and afterwards they’re more likely to crave sugar and feel hungry.
My DNA Health Test: The Future of Personalised Health Support
I spent months analysing the DNA tests available on the market, and in the end, I chose to bring the testing by My DNA Health into my practice for a number of reasons. Firstly their testing is based on sound scientific research, highly professional laboratory procedures and a cutting edge approach to nutrigenomics.
The test also costs just £150, and you’ll be provided with a comprehensive report that combines an analysis of the key genes, including those involved in energy production, weight loss, exercise and liver detoxification. It also measures your current lifestyle and epigenetic factors such as stress, smoking, alcohol, lack of sleep that could be influencing how weakened genes behave.
As your practitioner, I’ll be there to guide you through your DNA test results and edit your programme to suit your health history, lifestyle, dietary preferences and specific wellness needs. We’ll have a series of appointments carefully scheduled to support you through the programme. Please see my package page for more details.
How is the DNA test taken?
A simple swab inside your mouth is taken at home, which you send back to the laboratory where it is analysed for your individual genetic material. You will then fill in a series of online questionnaires, so that the laboratory can provide you with a report that we can work on together. This gives you a personalised heredity genetic analysis and wellbeing programme, with bespoke lifestyle and dietary advice individual to you, designed to support weight loss, abundant energy and overall wellbeing.
The individual plan may also address issues such as liver toxicity, insulin sensitivity, the ability to absorb fat and muscle function, all of which could be impacting on your ability to maintain a healthy weight, exercise effectively, feel more energetic and achieve wellness. This approach is also useful in preventing diseases like type 2 diabetes, where early intervention and action can help prevent the condition from developing in those most at risk.
The importance of epigenetics in DNA testing
It used to be thought that what is written in our genes will automatically become our destiny. However we now know that genes need to be switched on in order to be expressed. Lifestyle factors such as stress, poor diet, lack of sleep and poor liver detoxification are key factors in the epigenetic expression of our genes, including defective genes. By combining your genetic material alongside an assessment of your current health and lifestyle, this holistic programme provides an analysis of how any genetic weaknesses are being expressed. This provides a wealth of information that helps us to create a truly bespoke weight loss and optimal wellbeing programme designed specifically for you, inside and out.
What does research tell us about DNA diets?
Genetic testing has emerged as a key trend in the world of weight loss and fitness in recent years. One study at Stanford University found that individuals on genotype-appropriate diets (ie DNA diets) lost 5.3% of their body weight, when compared with individuals on randomised diets. The study also found that those following diets based on their genetic make-up lost up to 2.5 times more weight than those following standard meal plans.
My DNA Testing Programme: for weight loss, abundant energy and optimal wellbeing
If you would like to take part in my DNA testing programme, I am offering a bespoke package which includes:
- MyDNATest kit: you’ll be provided with the test kit swab which you can do at home and send back to the laboratory. You will also be required to fill in a series of health questionnaires to enable the laboratory to compare your genetic material with your current lifestyle and how your genes are being expressed.
- An initial 1 hour appointment with me – we will review your health goals, health history and current lifestyle and diet, before going through your genetic report and recommended genotype DNA diet and nutritional programme.
- You will have two follow up 30 minutes appointments, which we can do via Skype, phone or in person at my clinic.
- Two pots of bespoke myDNA supplements to support your DNA diet and specific genetic make-up.
Total price £370.
How to book DNA Testing Programme
If you would like to book your bespoke DNA Testing Programme, please go to my shop page here. Or you can call my clinic team on 01603 631900 or email email@example.com To see the full range of functional health tests I offer, please go to my tests page.