DNA Testing & DIET
Personalized medicine is at the forefront of science.
Hilit has completed the Foundations in Nutrigenomics Course as well as the Genomic Kitchen Professional Course. She has a strong understanding for how our genetic variations affect the way in which we respond to certain nutrients and how they contribute to our risk for the development of certain chronic diseases as well as how certain foods can affect the way our genes express. In addition to this, she loves preparing different food combinations that will ensure we ‘switch on’ the expression of our healthy genes. Such a personalized approach allows for more precise and preventative healthcare.
Genetic testing provides us with actionable and accurate genetic information helping us with the management of weight loss, chronic diseases of lifestyle, inflammation, detoxification, bone health, decreasing the risk for the development of breast and ovarian cancers as well as improving and maintaining health and longevity.
The test results are not a diagnosis of any condition but rather form one important part of your health puzzle providing us with the information needed for you to make lifestyle changes that will have the greatest impact.
How DNA Test Work:
The DNA tests are provided through a company called DNAlysis and 3X4 Genetics. It is a non-invasive test and involves a simple cheek swab.
It is recommended to first have an individual consultation whereby a full assessment can be performed and it can then be determined which test are required or appropriate for you.
Your DNA does not change, so it is important to identify specific risk areas as well as areas that you have historically struggled with so that we can tackle those with more precision and minimize future health risks.
The types of DNA tests include but are not limited to:
DNA Diet: This allows for the development of a more personalized healthy eating plan, assisting with weight loss based on your genetic variations and how you react to carbohydrates, fats as well as different intensities of exercise.
DNA Health: This allows us to tests for genetic variations that may affect your susceptibility to chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes as well as poor mental well-being. Through this test we can optimize nutrition for good health, longevity and disease risk mitigation.
DNA Oestrogen: An increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen has shown to increase the risk for the development of breast and ovarian cancer. This test helps to determine gene variants that can impact how oestrogen is broken down by the body, helping you to lessen the risk for developing breast cancer as well as assisting in conditions such as endometriosis and PMS.