Genetic Testing for Disease Predisposition

 

Reducing your risk of chronic disease is something you don’t often think about until there is some kind of health event that affects you or someone close to you.

DNA Test to Determine Health Risks

dna testing for health risks

 

As the name suggests, chronic disease doesn’t happen overnight and is usually many years in the making.

This gives you the best opportunity to intervene at any time and reduce the risks of developing some of these debilitating illnesses and enjoy a long and healthy life.

 

Many people believe that developing a chronic disease such as Heart disease, Diabetes, Arthritis, Alzheimers or Cancers are inevitable in our society. You can be forgiven for thinking that as so many people seem to succumb to these kinds of illnesses.

Genetic testing as is tested in the Health and Wellbeing profile can clarify where you sit as far as risks factors are concerned for these diseases. More importantly it also tells you the kinds of foods, supplements, exercise and lifestyle choices which will help you to move away from the risk zone.

Family Genetic Disorders.family genetic disorders

There are some specific genes that put you at risk for certain genetic conditions which often are highlighted when a family member is diagnosed with a particular disorder.

Some of these genetic disorders are also considered chronic disease risks and include those diseases like Diabetes type 2 and Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Cancer.

The Health and Wellbeing profile can highlight additional risk factors for developing these diseases.

Rare Genetic Disorders

There are other family genetic disorders which are rare in nature and include diseases such as Hemochromatosis, Haemophilia, Huntingdon’s Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Marfan Syndrome and many more. When these health conditions show in a family member it can be important to find out who else in the family could  also be affected.In that situation an individual gene test can be done to see if that particular gene mutation is present. You would need to visit your Medical Doctor to arrange to have that  individual gene tested.

If you want to reduce your risk of chronic disease and also reduce your risk of a getting an inherited disease that is shown to be in your family then the Health and Wellbeing Profile is a great test to do. It will  highlight ways you can create an environment in your body where you reduce the likelihood of those genes expressing unfavourably.

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 It is always important to remember

Your genes need not be your Destiny.

 

 

 

DNA Diet Testing

DNA testing for weight loss nz

 

Both these Fitgenes Genetic Profiles are excellent if you are looking for DNA testing for fitness and weight loss

Carb Choice Profile

Carb Choice Dna Test offers specific information about how your body responds to Starches from Carbohydrate and tells you how much you should be eating for a healthy weight and overall good Health.

It tests the genetic variation present in the AMY 1 gene which influences how your body breaks down and processes starch.

You get dietary guidelines specific for you and information on what foods reduce the activity dna diet testing nzof this gene and what foods increase its activity.

There are also exercise guidelines for you.

Health and Wellbeing Profile.

health and wellbeing genetic profileThis Health DNA test looks at diet and exercise with every gene tested.

It gives specifics of the most beneficial foods for you and answers as to why you may find it difficult to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

Some gene variants will make you want to snack more.Some may make you want to snack more in the evening. Genetic variants can make you favour savoury or sweet foods and can make you desire fatty foods to feel satisfied.  Knowing your genetic variant on the FTO gene for example, will tell you how much protein you actually do need. It is interesting to note if you have too much protein in  your diet for what is right for  your body,it has an inflaming affect and can make you put on  fat weight. Its not just all about fat and carbs.

This will also happen with variants in some of the inflammatory genes. Certain variants will put you at risk for having a  have a low microflora  along with increased risk for gluten sensitivity and increased stress response. All these factors will influence  how easy it is to put on weight and how hard it is to loose weight.  It is interesting to note there are certain species of gut flora that have be shown in studies to assist in loosing fat ,particularly gut fat.

Obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult.There are so many diets out there its hard to know where to begin. Knowing your own responses to foods as directed from your DNA will give you the key to finally having success .