Do you sometimes feel that whatever you do your health is just not improving? Perhaps you are eating less and exercising more, but the weight is creeping on around the middle. Or maybe there is a history of breast or other cancers, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, obesity or other life-threatening diseases and you want to know the likelihood of getting the disease. That is where Nutrigenomics, the conversion of genetics, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle, comes in. By knowing your genetic or DNA profile, we can then develop a programme that includes the best wellness choices to fit you and your genes.
How Fitgenes Can Help
Fitgenes personalised profile reports identify your genetic footprint by analysing a range of genes related to health and well-being, fitness, and nutrition. This information is used by Fitgenes Accredited Practitioners, such as myself, in conjunction with lifestyle factors to design a personalised and manageable health plan.
Personalised Health and Wellbeing Report
Fitgenes is based on the science of Nutrigenomics and how our genes are influenced by our nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. Scientific evidence tells us that our genes are not static, but in fact responsive to the choices we make, which impacts on how effectively they ‘express’ themselves. Gene expression is a way of explaining how we feel in terms of our wellbeing and how effectively our bodies function.
Based on a non-invasive saliva sample which is analysed and returned to us as a personalised genetic profile, we are able to take a holistic approach to addressing facets of your genetic profile that reveal what nutritional supplements will benefit you the most, the best choices of foods to consume and the type of exercise that will have a positive effect. This effectively eliminates any guesswork around what will work for you as the treatment plan is based on your own genetic profile.
We all have aspects of our health and well-being that would like to address, such as:
- Weight loss
- Relief from joint pain
- Better sleeping patterns
- Regulation of hormone imbalances
- Healthier ageing
- Menopause balance
- Heart health
- Increased energy and vitality
- Blood pressure
The education around making healthier choices for yourself embedded within the program means maintenance of your new lifestyle and healthier choices is simplified and achievable for the long term.
There are generational benefits for those yet to have children due to the positive epigenetic effect. That is by enhancing the quality of your gene expression, your children will benefit from the results your good choices.
This test costs $499 and the kit can be sent directly to your home to take a buccal swab (simple swab from inside of cheeks), before being sent to the lab in Australia for testing. As registered Fitgenes Practitioners, we can guide you through this process from start to finish.
To Order a test, Contact Us today.
Fitgenes Carb Choice / AMY1
Carb Choice is a personalised genetic profile report of the AMY1 gene, which determines how efficiently you metabolise starch from carbohydrates. AMY1 is a gene that produces the enzyme amylase. Amylase is found in saliva and plays a significant role in digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate found in grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Variations within the AMY1 gene influence how well your body can break down and process starch, meaning that some people can tolerate these carbohydrates better than others. Starch is the most common carbohydrate included in human diets. However, there is a considerable range of variation between cultures of dietary carbohydrate intake.
Test your AMY 1 gene to help you understand:
- How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate carbohydrates
- How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate gluten
- Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of being overweight
- Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of having diabetes
- How many grams of carbohydrates can you eat per day
- What type of carbohydrates should you avoid
- How effectively do you use your carbohydrates for energy
Who should test their AMY 1 Gene?
Anyone who wants to understand how their body metabolises and tolerates carbohydrates and make the best dietary choices for themselves.
- Gluten intolerant or Celiacs
- Food sensitivities
- Struggling to lose weight or maintain weight loss
- Diabetic or insulin resistant
- Gut dysbiosis under or over growth
- Autoimmune issues
- Persistent infections such as thrush or urinary tract infections
- Have periodontal (gum) disease
This test costs $299, and the kit can be sent directly to your home to take a simple buccal sample to be sent to the lab in Australia.