Do you ever wonder why a diet or exercise plan works amazingly for other people but not for you? Well having an understanding of our genetics means understanding the foundation of our unique body. It is these minor differences in our DNA that can alter the very way our body functions, digests food and even uses energy during exercise that can have a major effect on our overall health, weight and athletic performance.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It is easy. A home test where you simply swab the inside of your cheek, place it in the tube provided and post it directly to the laboratory. The results normally take 4 weeks to process.
BUT WHY BOTHER? YOU CAN’T CHANGE YOUR GENES?
Correct. We can’t change our genes but we can influence them. Without blinding you with science, the picture below explains:
Food, stress, alcohol, pollution, exercise (or lack of) will cause a response a to our gene expression. For example, a worker bee and queen bee have the same genes, but the queen bee becomes larger and lives longer due to the Royal Jelly she is fed. Her phenotype is changed by diet but her genes stay the same.
Did you know that genetics is so powerful that evidence shows that it’s not just what you eat that affects your gene expression. It’s what your parents ate. And what their parents ate!
DNA testing will cost from £205 through to £280 depending on which test is suitable for you. This includes a 60 minute consultation where your results will be fully explained to you with nutrition and lifestyle advice. If appropriate, supplementation may be recommended. Supplements are not included in the price.