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From your DNA sample we use a process called the Ploymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), which copies the DNA of your genes many times over so that we can generate sufficient quantities to analyze your genetic material. We then identify unique DNA sequences in some of your genes. Certain changes (ploymorphisms) in these genes have been studies in detail, with evidence that correlates these polymorphisms with an individual's risk of developing certain chronic disease conditions or altered metabolic processes. Having identified the presence or absence of these polymorphisms, we are able to qualitatively assess particular areas of health risk related to the specific genes. To make a holistic assessment of health risks, environmental factors (diet and lifestyle) need to be considered in conjunction with this genetic profile.
DNA Health® Reports on Genes Involved in the Following Areas:
The DNA Health® test is designed to optimize well-being and health by personalizing lifestyle and diet choices and, where necessary, using supplements tailored to offset any particular nutritional deficit based on specific gene variants. The DNA Health® approach assists the healthcare practitioner in establishing the optimal nutrition necessary for good health, longevity and disease risk mitigation.
Diet is a key factor in determining genomic stability as it impacts on all relevant pathways: exposure to dietary carcinogens, biotransformation, DNA repair and synthesis, and apoptosis. Current recommended dietary allowances for vitamins and minerals are based largely on the prevention of diseases of deficiency.
However, lifestyle diseases are partly caused by damage to DNA, it stands to reason that we should focus our attention on defining optimal requirements of key minerals and vitamins for preventing genomic instability.
Additional attention should be paid to individuals with genetic polymorphisms that alter the bioavailability of specific micro-nutrients and the affinity of specific key enzymes for their micro-nutrient co-factor.1
• Highlights specific metabolic pathways that may require extra support
• Provides recommendations that involve optimization of quantities of certain nutrients, vitamins and minerals
• Suggests whether an individual is better able to reduce their cholesterol levels through diet, as opposed to through medication
• Provides an indication of the degree of susceptibility to the harmful effects of carcinogens ingested in the diet
DNA Health® Report Provides:
• Identification of the level of impact of any genetic variants
• An explanation of their impact on health
• Appropriate nutritional and lifestyle recommendations
The results are divided in sections of key metabolic function, so that genetic weaknesses and strengths within a functional area can be easily identified.