You’ve probably heard that your genes affect how healthy you can be. Perhaps, your doctor has told you that because of the conditions that run in your family, you may be vulnerable to heart disease, depression, anxiety, and other disorders. Most likely, neither you nor your doctor is used to thinking about your genes as an active, dynamic factor affecting your present-day health. Instead, your genes seem like an unchangeable, unavoidable set of hardwired instructions passed to you from your parents. Right now, while you are reading this, thousands of genes throughout your body are giving instructions to your brain, digestive tract, skin, heart, liver and many other aspects of your anatomy.
Every time you drink a soda, have 4-hour night sleep, use a shampoo loaded with industrial chemicals, or experience stress at work, hundreds of instructions are being given incorrectly. In this environment your genes are not provided with the best conditions they need to do their job. On the contrary, when you eat some organic leafy greens, get a good night sleep, use a chemical free shampoo, laugh with friends or do some yoga, you enable your genes to cooperate smoothly to give you glowing skin and a healthy weight and tons of energy and a clear, sharp mind. The way to get optimal health is to support your genes. By understanding your unique genetic code, you can optimise health, prevent and even reverse disease and live a full and vital life. We can transform our genetic destiny through a combination of diet, supplements, sleep, stress relief and reduced exposure to environmental toxins.
At Waipu Natural Health we now offer a FitGenes Health and Wellbeing Genetic Analysis and report. This report contains your personal genetic profile showing genetic variants you may have in your genes, which in turn can influence your fitness, health and nutrition. This information, combined with various health and lifestyle assessments is used by our FitGenes Accredited Practitioner to design personalised and targeted nutrition, exercise and lifestyle interventions. Your Personal Genetic Profile is an important piece of the puzzle helping you maximise your potential for Healthy Living and Healthy Ageing.
What the report will tell you?
The genetic variants to be tested as part of your profile will be grouped according to the primary physiological effect they have on your body.
The groups are:
Vitamin D Receptors
Methylation and Homocysteine Metabolism
Anna Chirchikova is a Naturopath, Ozone Therapist and FitGenes Accredited Practitioner at Waipu Natural Health