Your Genes Can Dictate Your Perfect Diet.
The reason some people can drink coffee all day and night and not be effected by the caffeine, when others bounce from the walls after only one cup, comes down to the difference in their genes. It’s the same reason why some people loose weight on a low-carbohydrate, high -protein diet while others don’t. Human genes are 99.5% identical, though that small 0.5% difference in the DNA makes us very unique. And it’s this small DNA percentage that can tell a lot about your individual health, including what foods are best for you and which one’s are best to avoid.
A one-size-fits-all approach to dieting, optimal health and performance will never work and has never worked for this reason; our dietary and lifestyle needs are unique. However, the area of research called Nutrigenomics that has emerged is the past decade provides a personalised road map on what you should, and should not eat, and even the ideal macronutrient breakdown for successful weight loss, all via analysis of your genes.
Nutritionist Tracie Connor has aligned with the company Nutrigenomix® to provide a secure and reliable testing procedure and analysis.
Nutrigenomix® DNA test provides you with dietary and physical activity answers, including:
- Confirming or denying Food Intolerances
- How well you metabolise Caffeine and Sodium
- How much Protein and Fat and Carbohydrate to consume each day for weight management and optimal health
- How much B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folate, Iron, Omega 3 and Calcium you require each day for optimal health
- Your individual Energy Balance composition and Physical Activity requirements
The Process :
- Your DNA is collected via a saliva sample – this can be done in the privacy of your home or with Tracie during consultation (standard consultation fees apply)
- Your DNA is sent to the Nutrigenomix ® laboratory that uses state-of-the-art genetic testing procedures to analyse your DNA
- Approx 4 weeks later, your Nutrigenomix ® Personalised Nutrition and Fitness Report with results is sent to Tracie Connor
- Tracie contacts you and arranges a time to review the results with you via phone or face-to face in consultation (standard consultation fees apply)
What is Nutrigenomics?
It’s the study of how nutrients and genes interact, especially relating to body composition, metabolism and chronic disease risk. Nutrigenomics identifies an individualised perspective into your DNA and how nutrients (macro and micronutrients) alter certain metabolic processes, such as how genes are expressed. Many studies show that personalised diets based on genetic results improves eating habits, resulting in greater compliance, compared to more general approaches and may be more effective in maintaining long term health.
How does a DNA test detect food intolerance?
A Nutrigenomix ® test determines if you’re most suited to a gluten-free or lactose-free diet for example, based on your personal genetic profile. For example, the Nutrigenomix ® tests use NGx-Gluten ™, the most comprehensive genetic analytic tool for gluten intolerance, that explores 6 variations in the HLA gene and can determine your risk of gluten intolerance.
How is this test different to a blood test for coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance are separate conditions. Antibodies for coeliac disease will, in most cases, show up in a blood test. However, not everyone with gluten intolerance produces identifiable antibodies in their blood and therefore a blood test will not detect it.
A gene test can detect gluten intolerance by analysing your DNA. The Nutrigenomix test looks at the most important genetic predictor of gluten intolerance, called the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene.
The science and technology behind Nutrigenomix ® DNA tests is evidence-based and proven to provide reliable results.
Unleash Your Genetic Potential Today. Eat According To Your Genes and Optimise Your Athletic Performance.
Nutrigenomix ® DNA Tests have featured in the media
Down to the Wiring – Vogue Magazine 2017
“A new wave of DNA tests can determine, with amazing precision, which foods are right for you”
Test Your Genes to Find Your Best Diet – Wall Street Journal 2016
“To find your best diet, a handful of companies and clinics offer nutritional genetic testing, aimed at revealing what nutrients you may be missing and if you’re drinking too much coffee.”
DNA Diet : The Gene Test That Allerts You – The Independent 2015
“Will nutritional genomics make it easier to follow a healthy diet? Clint Witchalls sends off his DNA for a nutritional diagnosis.”Share and Connect: