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Nicola Vinall Nutrition

Genetic Testing

Lifecode Gx DNA Testing

I strongly advocate for the inclusion of DNA testing in our nutrition programmes, because, to put it simply, nutrigenomics is completely revolutionising health and medicine. I find that with women struggling with perimenopause and menopause, this extra information is like gold dust. It helps speed up and tailor the support given, to achieve great results as fast as possible.

Our DNA does not just influence gender, height, and eye colour. It dictates everything from how effectively you absorb and utilise specific nutrients, such as vitamins, to your nutrient requirements.

It affects the production of sex hormones, reproduction, fertility, and neurotransmitters, which in turn influence your cognitive and emotional well-being.

Nutrigenomics is the study of the relationship between our DNA and our diet and environment.

Nutrigenomics explores how these genetic variations affect our metabolism, health, and response to various foods

For instance, slight variations in our genes (known as SNPs) can determine how one person may benefit more from certain nutrients than another, or why some people are more susceptible to specific health conditions. The unique variations in our DNA influence our individuality and significantly impact our health.

 

Although your diet and lifestyle doesn’t alter your DNA sequence, it can activate or deactivate certain genes or alter their expression, thereby influencing your overall health outcomes significantly.

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While your DNA doesn't change, your lifestyle choices do. You can activate or suppress different genes through these choices.

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Since your DNA remains constant, a single test is all you need.

There are several different nutrigenomic tests, listed. As with everything about menopause – this is an individual process. You can order any test (s) that you feel that you need and with each test comes a 30 / 45 / 60 -minute review and analysis (depending on how many tests have been purchased). If you order 4 tests, you can have an extra one free.

All reports include:

Personalised, colour coded genotype results

gene function and SNP impact descriptions

clinically relevant SNPs

nutrient and other epigenetic impacts

links to research evidence

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