PREDICTIVE, PREVENTIVE, PERSONALISED AND PARTICIPATORY
The laboratory tests are listed by category. Ordering of appropriate lab testing are discussed during consultation.
If you would like to know about specific tests I do offer a 20 minutes free telephone consultation.
Non-invasive Lab Tests - DNA-testing
The DNA Health test is designed to optimise wellbeing and health by personalising 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.
DNA Health tests for 36 gene variants involved in the following biological processes that have been linked to risk for diseases of lifestyle:
Bone Health & Risk for Osteoporosis
Methylation and Risk for Cancer
Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
Insulin Sensitivity and Risk for Diabetes
Food Responsiveness, including Lactose Intolerance, Caffeine Processing, Salt Sensitivity and Blood Pressure & Iron Overload Disorders
Individuals from the design of a personalised weight management plan based on individual genetic differences.
DNA Diet also provides additional insight into how each individual reacts to carbohydrates, saturated fats and intensity of exercise, allowing further personalization of your eating plan to suit your needs.
DNA Diet tests a number of well-researched gene variations that impact metabolism, absorption and storage of fats and carbohydrates, as well as eating behaviour.
Variances on an individal’s DNA are analysed to understand how the genetic profile will impact their response to what we believe to be the three most effective healthy eating plans. i.e. Low fat, Mediterranean, and Low Carbohydrate.
Research suggests that individuals do respond differently to different food combinations and no ONE way of eating is right for everyone.
DNA Sport examines various biological areas that impact training responsiveness and sporting performance. These include soft tissue remodelling, inflammation, blood flow and respiration, energy production and fuel metabolism.
Athletic success results firstly from personalising a training strategy that optimises your genetic potential, and secondly choosing the right lifestyle, nutrition and environmental interactions to optimally express your inherited genes.
DNA Sport reports on the following areas:
Structural integrity of soft tissues
Inflammation & oxidative stress
Blood Flow & Respiration
Energy During Exercise
Fuel During Exercise
Muscle and Bone Composition
Knowledge of variations in genes involved in these biological areas can be used to personalise a training program in order to gain as much as possible from sessions by exploiting potential advantages, as well as to identify weaknesses that need to be worked on. This insight can also be used to make appropriate training and nutrition choices in an attempt to prevent injury as well as optimise recovery in order to perform at one’s best.
80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history.
Oestrogen gene testing may help you lessen your risk. Research has shown that an increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen is a strong risk factor in the development of breast cancer.
DNA Oestrogen tests for gene variants that have been shown to have an impact on how oestrogen is processed in your body and if the processing of oestrogen and related compounds is efficient and healthy.
Oestrogen affects the function of a number of target tissues. Guiding the personalisation of diet, hormone and nutritional supplement recommendations, based on the insight gained from the DNA Oestrogen test, is of benefit to men and women who suffer from numerous oestrogen-dominant conditions.
DNA Oestrogen reports on the following areas:
Variations in key genes involved in metabolizing oestrogen and related compounds
Intervention strategies for carriers of high-risk genetic variations
Personal risk factors associated with HRT, Oral contraceptives, bio-identical supplementation and in vitro fertilization
Nutrition and Metabolic Function
Test Thyroid DIO2