Understand more about your DNA using Fitgenes DNA gene profile or 23andme reports
Trying to make the correct choice about the right foods to eat and the right diet is more confusing than ever. What genetic profiling is clearly demonstrating is that the right foods and the right diet for you, is dependent upon your underlying genetics. We are entering the realm of personalised health and the implications and benefits of this are enormous. It will change how we assess and manage our health, wellbeing and diet.
DNA profiling is no longer confined within the walls of research laboratories. Current research is telling us that supplements, foods, dietary, exercise and lifestyle habits will help us manipulate gene expression to enhance our health.
You cannot change your genes but you can change the expression of your genes. If a particular gene has benefits for health, then you can ‘turn up’ the expression of the gene. If the gene is detrimental to your health you want to ‘turn down’ the expression of the gene.
The Fitgenes philosophy is to focus on identifying those genes that support health and wellbeing and that can be favourably modified by better health choices. Fitgenes genetic profiling is not focused on predicting risk to specific diseases but rather to inform and empower people to make better lifestyle choices - DNA profiling will enable the focus of health care to move from disease-based to prevention-based.
We use the Fitgenes Health and Wellbeing Genetic Profile Report which covers the following areas:
A DNA test is taken by a swab rubbed against the inside of your cheek which can be done at the clinic without a consult. Easy and painless.
Once you have your report, you will book an appointment with one of our DNA certified practitioners at the clinic who will be able to analyse your DNA profile. Our Practitioners can then design a targeted program of nutrition, exercise and life style choices to specifically suit your health goals.
Our programs are not ‘one size fits all’. They are personalised by your Fitgenes Certified Practitioner no matter your age, gender or desired health goals and are based on the science of how nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices interact with genetics to influence how effectively your body is functioning.
Confused about Carbs? Your AMY 1 Gene can give you valuable information.
AMY 1 is a gene that produces amylase which is found in our saliva and plays a major role in the digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate fou54nd in grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Amylase begins the process of carbohydrate metabolism in the mouth. 50% of bread starch and 25% of pasta starch is broken down during the chewing time of 19 to 27 seconds.
If you have had DNA gene testing by 23andme and would like reports to understand the results and support from a DNA Certified Practitioner, we are able to import your results and generate Reports for you. These reports will then be used by our practitioner to design your program.
For more information or to book in your Gene test please contact Client Services on 08 9271 0177.