The Fitgenes Health and Wellbeing Profile is a genetic blueprint for a healthy life and longevity.
The health genetic profile/DNA profile gives a unique insight into how your body responds to diet, exercise and lifestyle choices.
Knowing your genetic variations allows you to make the best choices for a long and healthy life
The Genes analysed represent key indicators of chronic disease risk. All the genes tested are modifiable through diet, and lifestyle choices meaning your genes need not be your destiny.
You will get a comprehensive genetic report as well as a personalised plan to meet individual health goals. This can be one of the most empowering things you can do if you are wanting to feel well, age well and reduce your risk for the chronic diseases which are so prevalent in our society.
Gene Categories Analysed Include:
Inflammation is your body’s natural defence mechanism and an important part of a healthy immune response but it is vital the inflammatory response is well regulated and operating correctly. A chronic state of inflammation is associated with many chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis and many autoimmune diseases.
This is how your body protects cells and DNA from damage caused by oxidative stress. Every minute of every day your body produces Reactive Oxygen Species (free radicals or toxins) and your body produces antioxidant enzymes which remove the ROS. Knowing your genetic ability to neutralise the harmful ROS or not can have a profound effect on health.
Cell defence also covers the body’s detoxification ability. Health and well being are also influenced by how well the body clears waste products as well as toxins. Our world is becoming more toxic with our cells having to deal with a vast array of environmental chemicals, plastics, pesticides, food toxins, heavy metals and so much more.
Toxins interfere with the normal functioning of cells and can lead to the development of many diseases. Failure to deal adequately with toxins can contribute to a range of symptoms including fatigue, muscle and joint pain, inflammation, allergy and flu like symptoms ,headaches, disturbed sleep just to name a few. The genetic profile highlights if there are any issues in this important process of detoxification.
Vitamin D Metabolism
More and more research is uncovering the significance of this vitamin to health and disease risk.
The VDR gene influences 900 other genes and the importance for immunity, inflammation control, bone health, skin and the nervous system is probably only the tip of the iceberg as we are learning more and more about what Vitamin D does in the body.
It’s not just about taking Vitamin D and hoping for the best . Its also not as simple of spending time in the sun expecting to get enough vitamin D .It is important to know whether your body has the ability to absorb this vital nutrient.
Methylation and Homocysteine Metabolism
Homocysteine is a naturally occurring chemical that only exists in the body for a short period of time. It has an important role but if levels increase can put people at risk for a number of chronic diseases. These include cardiovascular disease, stroke ,diabetes ,alzheimers disease and osteoporosis. Homocysteine in high levels can increase cell damage and also inflammation.
The gene profile looks at any weakness in this methylation pathway which could lead to high levels of homocysteine and general toxicity
Vitamin B12 Gene Status is also checked because of its significance in this pathway and its importance for other health issues in its own right.
Vitamin B12 is essential for brain health, memory, energy, circulation ,motivation and get up and go.
Genes That Affect Cardiovascular Health.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. Genes tested include those affecting Blood Pressure regulation and vascular Health. Blood vessel damage, calcification and inflammation are all significant contributors to cardiovascular health which are not routinely tested so the gene tests gives more insight into cardiovascular risk.
Genes That Affect Fat Metabolism and Cholesterol Regulation.
The genes tested include those involved in Fat Appetite, Fat absorption ,Fat storage, fat metabolism ( heat and energy) Fat transport (cholesterol)
Understanding the genetic influences around fat and cholesterol metabolism enables better decisions to be made around diet and exercise for long term weight management. Also cardiovascular health, stress management and brain health.
Food Choice Intolerances and Sensitivities Profile
This is a new gene panel just released that is available as an add on to the current Health and Wellbeing profile and is also available if you have already done a Health and Wellbeing gene profile in the past.
Key food genetic markers are tested;
Do you think you may have lactose intolerance?
Do you think you may be susceptible to coeliacs disease?
1/ Coeliacs Disease Risk
2/ Lactose Intolerance
3/ Alcohol Intolerance
4/ Caffeine Sensitivity
5/ Salt Sensitivity
All these foods and how your body reacts to these foods can have a profound affect on how you feel
And your health risks.