DNA and Microbiome Testing

DNA and Microbiome Testing

DNA Wellness Genomics

The world around us is changing at a rapid rate, but our basic human hardwiring has remained the same since the dawn of time. How our body copes with the rapid pace of a modern world and the profound influence of an ever-changing food industry, which is primarily focused around processing and chemical manipulation of foods, depends on your genes.

The key to uncovering your core health potential lies in your DNA. DNA wellness genomics is the science of comparing specific genes that affect pathways in the body that can be profoundly influenced by nutrition and lifestyle factors. A simple saliva test gives you information on your genetics that can help you make better choices in your diet and lifestyle so you make the most of your health.

DNA Wellness Genomics is the ultimate in predictive, preventative, personalised health care and will provide you with information on several key areas of health:

  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Weight Management
  • Inflammation
  • Detoxification Pathways
  • Oestrogen Metabolism
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sodium Sensitivity
  • Adrenal health
  • Stress Response
  • Sports Performance
  • Exercise Recovery
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Methylation pathways
  • Caffeine Metabolism
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • CoQ10
  • Vitamin Pathways

Information on isolated genes is not predictive of disease; it is the combination of genes, environment, diet and lifestyle that dictates health.

Gut Microbiome

While our human DNA has remained stable throughout time, the other major influence on our health, the microbiome (or inner bacterial zoo), has not. It continues to change and adapt with every fluctuation in diet and environment we experience. It is literally an ocean of trillions of cells that swells and subsides depending on what it is exposed to. These bacterial cells are so numerous that they literally outnumber our human cells by a factor of ten to one, and collectively they are estimated to weigh approximately two kilograms.

The gut is home to the majority of our microbiome and the diversity, stability and balance of these populations plays an essential role in many aspects of human health. The gut microbiome helps us effectively break down food, produces vitamins, neurotransmitters and other essential chemical messengers. It protects our gut against invasion by foreign pathogens and communicates directly with the immune system. These tiny organisms strongly influence detoxification, hormone health and metabolism and many other essential body processes.

The way we look at the gut and its inhabitants has completely changed thanks to new DNA technology. DNA microbiome testing is able to detect even the smallest level of bacteria in a stool sample, which can provide valuable information about how the gut is functioning and what influence it is having on your health.

This test can provide valuable information to help treat a range of conditions, not just gut related health. If you want an accurate view of how your body is functioning from the inside out microbiome testing is for you.

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