Scientific evidence now tells us that some of our genes are not static i.e. we do not have to be destined to develop a disease just because our other family members did or we have an established weakness in that area.
The good news is that although you can’t change your genes, understanding more about the clinically relevant genes can change your health outcomes!
It’s also the only functional medicine test you’ll do once in your life, if your saliva sample is analysed through a reputable scientific lab.
We now know that genes are responsive to the diet and lifestyle choices we make, which impacts on how effectively they ‘express’ themselves. Gene expression is a way of explaining our level of wellbeing and how effectively our bodies function.
Your genes won’t change but with the right interventions through foods, correct supplementation dosage, exercise and many lifestyle choices, you can optimise the function or expression of your genes.
It’s a powerful tool for both physical and mental health.
As a certified Fitgenes practitioner I can request and interpret the data from your genetic report and including provide a treatment plan with the interventions that personally match a patient’s genes.
There are 58 genes in the Fitgenes Health & Wellbeing report.
The genes that are most relevant for numerous pathways in the body PLUS have known evidence for genomic interventions are grouped into these 6 categories (drivers for most chronic diseases):
2. Cellular defence
3. Vitamin D receptors
5. Cardiovascular Health
6. Fat Metabolism and Cholesterol Regulation
This is absolutely not a one-size-fits-all plan and is modified to suit different genetic and current biochemical needs (eg. hormone & nutrient needs).
Speak to Sheridan, a certified Fitgenes accredited practitioner today to enhance your genetic function and live a better life!