The best nutrition for you is very much a personal thing. Your genetic background, lifestyle, health history and microbiome, all influence which foods nourish you the best. Your DNA is your genetic blueprint, which can serve as a highly personalised roadmap to achieving optimum health.
Diet and lifestyle choices affect the expression of our genes, which can be thought of like lights with dimmer switches, that can be turned on or off, dimmed or brightened depending on the environment they are subject to. Essentially, genetic testing enables you to manipulate your environment, based on how your body works.
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, we've seen huge advances in genetic science and technology. Our personal genetic data can now be obtained, through a simple swab on the inside of the mouth. This information is sent to a lab, and the results can be used to design a nutritional plan that is specifically suited to your particular needs.
The results are sent as an easy to follow infographic, alongside a more detailed breakdown, in which your optimal diet and exercise type, along with sensitivities and intolerances are highlighted.
From this, you can find out how your body responds to carbohydrates, salt, saturated fat, lactose, and gluten, along with your specific anti-oxidant and vitamin needs and your tolerance for caffeine and alcohol. You can also discover the best exercise for your body type, and whether you are more suited to endurance or power sports, your aerobic potential injury risk and recovery time.
How I use DNA testing in my practice:
The information from the test can be used to support and optimize your gene expression, impact enzymes, metabolic pathways and cellular function, all of which can have a huge impact on overall health and wellbeing.
Whether you are looking to achieve your full potential in sport, or looking to optimise your health and prevent disease. I am a trained DNA fit practitioner. I will interpret your DNA test results and will build this into your personal nutrition plan.
The aim of this evidence-based approach to nutrition is to gain clarity and improve motivation and outcomes for my clients. By discovering your unique constitution, it is easy to make the simple targeted lifestyle changes, necessary to improve your overall health and well-being.
With guidance from our DNA, personal nutrition can be taken to a whole new level. You will be provided with a bespoke nutrition and exercise program, that was once only available to elite athletes.