Having your DNA analysed is becoming more accessible, but making sense of the results can be a challenge. Fitgenes is a more targeted approach which doesn't just process your whole genome, but instead focuses on 7 important areas of your physiology which are key to optimal function and health longevity. These areas include detoxification, methylation, cardiovascular genes, cholesterol, inflammation, oxidation and vitamin D receptor function. The results are presented as a traffic light system, so green is fine, orange is less beneficial and red needs support. You will be empowered to look 'upstream' at your health and modify your gene function so your body and brain runs optimally.
I believe this will play a major role in future healthcare, providing a valuable tool for preventative health care and personalised health plans. You only need do this once in your life- it is your DNA and it won't change. And you'll have all that insider knowledge about how your physiology works.
You can't change your genes. But you can affect the influence your genes have by making considered nutritional, exercise and lifestyle choices. Your genes are not your destiny.
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Personalised Health and Wellbeing The Fitgenes Fast Track to Health program is based on the science of Nutrigenomics and how our genes are influenced by our nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. Scientific evidence tells us that our genes are not static, but in fact responsive to the choices we make, which impacts on how effectively they ‘express’ themselves. Gene expression is a way of explaining how we feel in terms of our wellbeing and how effectively our bodies function. Based on a non-invasive saliva sample which is analysed and returned to us as a personalised genetic profile, we are able to take a holistic approach to addressing facets of your genetic profile that reveal what nutritional supplements will benefit you the most, the best choices of foods to consume and the type of exercise that will have a positive effect. This effectively eliminates any guesswork around what will work for you as the treatment plan is based on your own genetic profile.