The roots of Naturopathy are based on a foundation that acknowledges and honors the fact that we are all unique, with our own strengths and vulnerabilities.
We are now able to offer clients a deeper insight into their health and help them make positive dietary and lifestyle choices that can be tailored to their own individual needs. DNA testing is the ultimate in personalized preventative health care.
Did you know that diet and lifestyle factors can influence the way your genes are expressed? Have you ever wondered how some people can manage on less than an optimal diet while others are more sensitive? The answer may be in your genes.
A simple saliva sample is all you need to provide in order to receive your comprehensive Genomic Wellness report. This provides information on genes that may influence biological pathways in the body and how you can make healthy decisions based on your own specific requirements, which can have a beneficial impact over the course of your lifetime.
Information on isolated genes is not predictive of disease, it is the combination of genes, environment, diet and lifestyle that dictates health.
This is why we gather as much information as possible about all the factors that may influence your health in the initial appointment. Time is spent prior to your ‘Report of Findings’ appointment, analysing your genetic results and determining how your current diet and lifestyle may affect your gene expression. You will be provided with practical, easy to understand information on how you can modify your diet and lifestyle according to your individual genetic profile to optimize your health. This one off test provides you with information that you can use throughout your life.
The Genomic Wellness test provides information on genes which influence:
- Weight management
- Detoxification pathways
- Oestrogen metabolism
- Blood pressure
- Sodium sensitivity
- Stress response
- Exercise recovery
- Coeliac disease
- Lactose intolerance
- Caffeine metabolism
- Essential fatty acids
- Coenzyme Q10
- Vitamin pathways
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the DNA sample collected?
You will be sent an easy to use kit to collect a saliva sample in the comfort of your own home. Once collected, you post your sample back to the lab.
How long does it take to get results back?
It takes between 2 to 4 weeks for your report to be ready, depending on the timing of the lab runs.
Will I need an appointment?
Yes, you will need two one hour appointments. The first appointment will gather information about your health, diet and lifestyle, while the second appointment will be spent going over your Genomic Wellness report and discussing the diet and lifestyle modifications you can make in order to support your long-term health.
What information will I need to provide?
In order to make the most of your appointment you will need to provide your practitioner with some background information on your health. You will complete an online comprehensive New Patient form and diet diary prior to your first appointment.
What’s In Your Health Future? – Nature & Health Magazine
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