DNA PROFILING EXPERTS IN RICHMOND
Our experts at DNA Health and Muscle Ltd use the latest in DNA testing to provide health, weight management, training and lifestyle plans tailored to your specific needs.
DNA PROFILING & HEALTH
We are all unique, and so is our healthcare journey.
Personalized medicine refers to treating the person not the disease, in other words your genetics, your environment; your working environment, diet and exercise routines all contribute to your healthcare.
By testing our DNA we provide ourselves with the blueprint to our healthcare journey. We can identify which genes; in different health areas need attention where we then work with a healthcare professional to put personalized interventions in place to support our bodies for optimal health.
Our genes never change, only how they are expressed and how they are expressed are all dependent on our diet, lifestyle, supplement and exercise regimens.
The DNA Health test serves as a basis to understand the functioning of key biological pathways that govern overall health, and how genetic weaknesses in these pathways may increase predisposition to chronic diseases of lifestyle.
DNA Health can be viewed as a ‘foundation to health’ test and is thus appropriate for any individual seeking to improve their health outcomes, be it those who already suffer from, or those who are concerned about a family history of chronic disease. The test is also valuable for those who would like to optimise health outcomes and refine their health routine with a targeted approach to diet, lifestyle and nutraceuticals.
DNA Health® tests for genetic variations that are known to have a significant effect on health and susceptibility to chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, neural tube defects, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, amongst others. Nutrigenomics research has shown that individualized 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 Diet® is a genetic test designed to guide the personalisation of diet and lifestyle recommendations in order to manage weight. It provides insight into which diet type (low carbohydrate, low fat, or Mediterranean diet) would be most suitable for you according to your unique genetic makeup.
The DNA Diet test is suitable for any individual who is trying to lose weight, or has experienced weight loss resistance in the past, or has tried many different diet types without success, or who simply wants to optimise their macronutrient distribution for improved weight management outcomes. There is no one diet or way of eating that is correct for everyone. DNA Diet will help you understand how your genetic profile can impact your response to different eating plans and which type of diet is best for you.
DNA Sport® is a genetic test designed to guide the personalisation of exercise and training recommendations. The report provides highly personalised and effective training advice, allowing you to adapt to, compensate for, and maximise your genetic strengths.
DNA Sport is a genetic test for those looking to get maximum benefit from time spent training, and better understand their risk for soft tissue injuries and optimal recovery times. So, whether you are a newcomer to exercise, a weekend warrior, or an elite athlete looking for that extra edge; speak to your healthcare practitioner today about how DNA Sport can help you adopt a more personalised approach to achieving your performance goals.
DNA Mind is a genetic test that reports on variants in genes that have significant associations with mental health including risk for addictive behaviour, cognitive decline, depression, anxiety and mood regulation.
The test is suitable for those who are concerned about a family history of, or are personally suffering from mental illness, specifically around addiction, cognitive decline, or mood disorders. The Medcheck test should be considered alongside DNA Mind in these cases.
DNA Mind is also valuable as an adjunct to DNA Health for clients seeking to improve overall longevity, including mental wellness by refining their health routine with a targeted approach to diet, lifestyle, and nutraceuticals.
DNA Smile is a genetic test designed to give insights into the state of your oral health and your predisposition for developing periodontal disease, tooth caries and other systemic diseases.
The DNA Smile report offers targeted, personalised diet, nutraceutical, lifestyle, and oral health recommendations to offset possible genetic weaknesses and optimise oral and systemic health outcomes.
DNA Skin is a genetic test that offers insight into key areas that influence skin health, offering personalised topical, nutraceutical, diet, and lifestyle recommendations for improved outcomes.
DNA Skin offers significant value for any individual who wants to address skin concerns including elasticity, pigmentation, breakouts, accelerated ageing due to sun damage and pollution, and sensitive skin issues.
Adopt a personalised approach, inside and out, to improve the look and the health of your skin.
An increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen, and unbalanced oestrogen metabolism, is a strong risk factor in the development of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, as well as oestrogen dominant disorders.
The report provides an analysis of the genes involved in the process of oestrogen metabolism, and details appropriate diet, nutraceutical, and lifestyle recommendations to optimises this process.
The DNA Oestrogen test is suitable for women and men who suffer from oestrogen-dominant conditions and who have higher lifetime exposure to oestrogens such as HRT and oestrogen-based contraceptives, oestrogen metabolites and other carcinogens.
In addition, the test can be highly beneficial for:
Women or men with a strong family history of breast, ovarian, colon or prostate cancer
Women who suffer from oestrogen-dominant conditions such as endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, and uterine fibroid tumours
Women considering oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy or bio-identical hormone supplementation
Women who are considering in vitro fertilisation or who have been diagnosed with oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer
Medcheck gives you insights into your responsiveness to different medications and the likelihood of side effects and treatment failure.
Having this information accessible in the form of a report when one goes into hospital or presents a script at the pharmacy, is the keystone for ensuring medical reliability.
The Medcheck report is designed whereby the summary table follows a traffic light code that makes it easy to interpret. Essentially:
Green = the medication is safe,
Yellow = suggests using with caution,
Red = consider alternatives.
Should you require any chronic medication or treatment, speak to your doctor and request the Medcheck test.
The report can determine an individuals’ genetic potential for resilience and provide ways in which intrinsic strengths can be amplified and existing weaknesses reduced. The gene-based action steps you will receive in your report centre on highly individualised lifestyle strategies that leverage diet, targeted activity, lifestyle changes, and nutritional supplements.
DNA Resilience is a genetic test for individuals looking to cope better under stressful or demanding conditions, or lead more effectively in business, sport and life. DNA Resilience can help enhance your mental, emotional and physical health, and inform lifestyle strategies that enable you to live up to your fullest potential, overcome stress and excel in everyday life, from work to home.
DNA Active® is a genetic test designed to guide the personalisation of training and nutritional recommendations to optimise athletic performance. It provides insight into power and endurance potential, genetic risk for soft tissue injuries and how to ensure optimal recovery time between high intensity sessions.
The DNA Active report is your handy reference guide to weight management, exercise responsiveness, nutrient requirements, and a host of other factors that will combine to help you reach your performance goals.
The DNA Active test was created to assist trainers and coaches in designing unique and effective training and nutrition programs, optimised to assist clients in accomplishing their performance and weight loss goals.
The test is suitable for the elite performance athlete as well as the recreational athlete looking to maximise their fitness potential and reach peak levels of conditioning.
DNA active tests the following areas:
1. Injury potential
3. Endurance potential
4. Power potential
5. Peak training time
6. Muscle cramping susceptability
7. Response to saturated fats
8. Response to carbohydrates
9. Exercise for weight management
The GrowBaby DNA test gives insight into key biological areas related to maternal and fetal health and provides recommendations on how moms-to-be can optimise their health, and their baby's health, from pre-conception to birth and beyond. Designed by dnalysis to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, it's the biggest advantage you can give your unborn child.
The comprehensive DNA Risk HLA-Related Autoimmunity (HLA test) looks at gene variants related to common autoimmune diseases and provides healthcare practitioners ‘diagnostic insight’ for patients already suffering from an autoimmune disorder, or who are identified as at risk due to a family history of disease and exposure to environmental risk factors.
The DNA Risk HLA-Related Autoimmunity test is suitable for individuals suffering from an autoimmune disorder, or where an autoimmune disorder is suspected. Individuals identified as being at risk due to a family history of disease and/or exposure to environmental risk factors should also consider this test.
DNA Pain is a genetic test reporting on variants in genes involved in biological pathways that have been linked to development of chronic pain conditions and increased pain sensitivity. The report offers insight into gene-environment interactions and provides personalised recommendations for improved pain management outcomes.
The opioid system is widely distributed throughout the pain pathway, and plays an important role in various physiological functions including regulation of pain, emotion and the response to stress.
Variation in this gene can lead to greater sensitivity of pain and depressive-like symptoms. It may also lead to reduced response of morphine and other opioids.
The test is suitable for those who are suffering from a chronic pain condition including fibromyalgia or musculoskeletal pain such as lower back pain or sciatica. It will also be beneficial for individuals who may require operative procedures involving joints, and ligaments, as well as those who suffered a physical injury and require rehabilitative therapy.
The Medcheck test should be considered alongside DNA Pain to provide insight into responsiveness and possible side effects related to pain management medication including opioids.
DNA PROFILING & HEALTH
DNA profiling is a process to obtain your dna pattern through a sample or directly from a person.
We are unique individuals that require unique healthcare interventions
You are born with a set of genes that you cannot change during your lifetime
What you can do, is influence the manner in which these genes are expressed
There is a strong relationship between the genes we carry, and the nutritional, medicinal and lifestyle choices we make.
DNA testing allows us to better understand our response to different diet, lifestyle and supplement choices (nutrigenetics); as well as our response to certain medications (pharmacogenomics).
Come in to DNA Health & Muscle Ltd today to find out what works best for YOU.
What is DNA/genetic profiling and what are the benefits?
DNA/genetic profiling tests are usually carried out using a cheek swab or a blood sample. We use those to determine any genetic predisposition to medical conditions. We then advise a lifestyle that minimises the risk of developing diseases. We can design a complete lifestyle program for you achieve your best health, wellness and longevity. The results may also help your doctor to determine the best course of treatment if you do fall ill. There are many factors that contribute to health and wellness: genetics, environment, diet, lifestyle, supplement and exercise routines.
Get off to a good start!
There is so much information available about nutrition, health, and weight management. It can be confusing, misleading, and even contradictory, as further developments are continually revising best practice. We can provide you with up to date and expert knowledge that you can trust. A personalised health plan can help you start on a diet with healthy nutrition that won’t cause you to waste a lot of money on food that you don’t enjoy.
Nutrition just for you
This is based on your genetic profile as we can tell you exactly what you should be eating and what you should avoid eating as well. We can also guide you on supplements to prevent disease and improve health.