Nutrigenomics is an exciting new field that combines “nutrition” andgenetics”. Scientists have discovered that our genes are in fact “switched on” or “off” by the foods we eat, exercise and lifestyle choices. 

The most important thing that you can do to control your genes every day is to eat “real food” not “junk”.  The combination and quality of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and phytonutrients all affect your DNA every day. They turn on or off, up or down signals from your genes. Nutrigenomics thus offers a powerful way to have more control over your destiny.

Researchers have found, for example, that depending on your genes, you may respond better to different diets – some do better with more fat and protein and less carbs, others may not. One of the most important discoveries of the decade is how food – whether it is plant-based, nutrient-rich, phytonutrients-rich food, or processed, high sugar, nutrient-depleted food – changes your gene expression in real time over the course of literally just a few months.

 Lots of people take nutritional supplements to try and make up for what they lack in their diet. Many people don’t really know what the supplements do. They tend to have a “take it and see what happens” approach. For the most part, the body doesn’t get what it actually needs. Nutrigenomics takes the guess work out of it, and puts you in control.

 We can take a simple saliva sample, which is sequenced, analysed and returned to us as a personalised genetic profile. We are able to take a holistic approach to reveal what foods or nutritional supplements will benefit you the most. This eliminates any guesswork as the treatment plan is based on your own genes.

 We will carefully choose an appropriate gene panel for you. We address many areas of chronic illness, gut health or Autism such as:

•       Inflammation / inflammatory markers and detoxification genes

•       Better sleeping patterns – oxidative stress, methylation

•       Regulation of hormone imbalances – methylation genes

•       Cholesterol regulation genes, cell defense genes

•       Mental Health – methylation genes

•       Weight loss /gain – fat metabolism, insulin and thermogenesis genes

•       Energy and vitality – anti-oxidant status genes

•      Vitamin receptor genes

 These genes have a major impact on a person’s overall health.

How can I organise a DNA test?

A sequence of 102 critical genes using an accredited laboratory which keeps your data 100% confidential, costs only $545. The follow up consultations to go through the results, deliver a personalised treatment plan and deliver a personalised menu planner are $180- $240/hour for consultations, depending on the practitioner. You may need one or two follow up consults depending on how many problems need to be addressed.

If you would like to book in for a personalised genetic profile, please contact us today to book your consultation. Ph +61 7 3878 4704 or email admin@tacga.com.au 

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