Health & Nutrition Tests
Weight Loss Test
What we weigh is not about being skinny or fat, it is about optimising our health, improving the quality of our health. How do we optimise out future health? By minimising the potential for chronic disease.
DNA Diet® is one of the first products of its kind in the world, and amongst the most comprehensive and accurate weight-related genetic tests available.
DNA Diet® reports on the following areas:
- Variations linked to obesity and being overweight
- Ability to lose or gain weight easily
- Responsiveness to exercise
- Mobilisation of fat from fat cells
- Ability to metabolise fats for energy
- Metabolic rate
- Absorption rate of dietary fat DNA Diet will show which of the following diet plans are right for the individual; low carbohydrate diet, low fat diet, or the Mediterranean diet
The genes comprising the DNA Diet test are associated with body weight and body mass index, and all meet stringent criteria for utility in a genetic screening test. Recent clinical data has found that the addition of nutrigenetically tailored diets resulted in better compliance, longer-term BMI reduction and improvements in blood glucose levels. A randomly controlled trial found dietary recommendations based on genetics more understandable and useful than general dietary advice.
Women's Health Test
Improving oestrogen metabolism is of benefit to women who suffer from oestrogen-dominant conditions such as endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and uterine fibroid tumors. DNA Oestrogen® tests for gene variants shown to have an impact on how oestrogen is metabolised and therefore may help individuals lessen the risk for developing breast cancer.
DNA Oestrogen® reports on the following areas:
- Phase 1 detoxification
- Phase 2 detoxification
- Oxidative stress
- Personal risk factors associated with HRT, oral contraceptives, bio-identical supplementation and in vitro fertilisation
- Intervention strategies for at risk patients Are you aware that 80% of breast cancer occur in
- women with no family history? Research has shown that an increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen is a strong risk factor in the development of breast cancer.
Sports Nutrition Test
DNA Sport® tests genetic variants that influence injury risk and recovery, as well as power, endurance
and performance. DNA Sport® reports on the following areas:
- Structural integrity of soft tissues
- Inflammation & oxidative stress
- Blood flow: blood pressure & oxygenation
- Cardiopulmonary capacity
- Energy during exercise
- Fuel during exercise
- Caffeine metabolism
- Muscle fibre type and bone composition
- Endurance/aerobic capacity
- Power/strength potential
The test is suitable for the elite performance athlete as well as the recreational athlete looking to
maximize their fitness potential and reach peak levels of conditioning. Results provide insight into
various biological areas that impact training responsiveness and sporting performance, optimal
exercise selection, and injury and recovery strategies.
DNA Health® tests for genetic variations that are known to have a significant effect on health and susceptibility to chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes amongst others. Research has shown that individualised diet and lifestyle choices do have a significant effect on the expression of these genes - but this also depends on early detection and appropriate intervention.
DNA Health® reports on genes involved in the following areas:
- Cholesterol metabolism
- Food responsiveness, such as sensitivities to lactose, caffeine and salt intake
- Bone Health
- Oxidative Stress
- Insulin Resistance
- Gut Health
- Vitamin Metabolism
We use functional testing to look at how the body is currently functioning. By doing this, we can see why you have certain symptoms. This is useful to understand the body as a whole and may help identify the cause of your health issues.
Types of Functional Tests we use include:
- Digestive Function & Infection
- Food Intolerances (Cyrex)
- Cardio & Metabolic Tests
- Methylation Plasma
- Stress & Thyroid Hormones
- Male & Female Hormones
The Medcheck® report provides practitioners with detailed guidelines on gene-drug interactions; highlighting potential side effects, increased toxicity, and lack of efficacy.
“What if figuring out the right dose of medicine was as simple as taking our temperature? That’s the promise of precision medicine. Delivering the right treatments, at the right time, every time to the right person”President Barack Obama 2015
The study of the relationship between genes and response to drugs has been the subject of intensive research over the past two decades. Robust evidence now exists to support testing under clinical conditions.
The Medcheck® pharmacogenomics test is part of the dnalife® portfolio of genetic tests. We analyse genotypes associated with drug responsiveness for cardiovascular disease, psychiatry and pain management amongst others. Reports provide practitioners with detailed guidelines on gene-drug interactions; highlighting potential side effects, increased toxicity, and lack of efficacy.