Fitgenes Genetic profiling

Image result for nutrigenomicsYour genes are not your destiny: find out your genetic profile and how we can develop a personalised healthcare plan based on this knowledge.

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 wellbeing, 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

The Fitgenes Fast Track to Health programme 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 will guide you through the Fitgenes Fast Track to Health program with a series of consultations, ultimately seeing you through to a healthier state of physical and mental wellbeing.

Measurable Results

We all have aspects of our health and wellbeing 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

As the Fitgenes Fast Track to Health Program takes a holistic approach to your healthcare, we can offer you a personalised and proactive approach to planning your treatment focusing on health and wellbeing matters that effect you, rather than a one size fits all approach.

Additional Benefits

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.

Currently, you can choose form 2 profiles

  1. Fitgenes Health & Wellbeing Profile

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The Health and Wellbeing genetic profile report is an in-depth analysis of the genetic variations that can influence the way the body responds to what we eat, how we exercise and the way we live.

The Health and Wellbeing genetic profile report is an in-depth analysis of the genetic variations that can influence the way the body responds to what we eat, how we exercise and the way we live.

The Fitgenes approach is based on the science of nutrigenomics which looks at the interaction between your genes, nutrition and lifestyle choices, and how these influence the genes’ messages.  These messages instruct your body on how it should respond to external influences such as diet and lifestyle choices.

The good news is expression of the genes analysed by Fitgenes is modifiable, which means our genes are not our destiny.

Effectively, how your genes are reacting to external factors is analysed and reported on, and a plan to address any negative reactions prepared, based on your unique genetic profile and needs.  Fitgenes profile reports are unique and provide me, as your practitioner, with a powerful resource to design a health plan that is highly personalised.

The information in the gene testing is particularly important in that it will give us detail on the capability of detoxification pathways; methylation and homocysteine metabolism; cell defence mechanisms; inflammatory response; vitamin D receptors; cardiovascular health; fat and cholesterol metabolism.  This information will be able to give us definite direction in regards to how to get your body functioning optimally over your lifetime.

This test costs $499 and the buccal swab is taken here in clinic before being sent to the lab in Australia for testing.  As a registered Fitgenes Practitioner, I can guide you through this process from start to finish.

2. Fitgenes Carb Choice / AMY1

See brochure for more details: CarbChoice-Flyer_Trifold-Feb2016

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 buccal swab is taken here in the clinic before being sent to the lab in Australia for testing.  As a registered Fitgenes Practitioner, I can guide you through this process from start to finish.

Find Out More

If you would like to know more about how personalised genetic profiling and the Fast Track to Health Program can benefit you, please contact us today to find out more or book your consultation. Also, check out http://www.fitgenes.com/

Or register to attend our “Fast Track to Better Health seminar”. Next date to be confirmed, please register interest.