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Genetic Screening: The Key to Your Health

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Genetic screening can provide us with a guide to lifestyle changes we should be making in terms of our healthcare. These changes could be in terms of our unique dietary requirements or the specific types of exercise we should be undertaking.
  • For best results regarding weight control, simply making dietary adjustments will not be sufficient. A good diet should go hand in hand with a regular exercise regime, tailored to your own unique genetic specifications.

Coming in for genetic screening today is a simple process that can provide you with unique and highly detailed health data. This data will not only help you make dietary changes to suit your body’s specific requirements, it can also aid you in creating the most beneficial, tailor-made exercise regime for your health.

What are genes? Genes are one of the components that make up our DNA. They are present in every cell within the human body. Each gene has its own unique genetic code, so genetic screening differs from every other form of health assessment in that it analyzes the makeup of these unique codes which vary significantly from person to person. For this reason, genetic screening can identify the adjustments we should be making regarding our health in order to achieve the best results and to avoid causing harm to ourselves.

The information gleaned from genetic screening will provide information on the nutritional aspects that are most beneficial to us, as well as the aspects of our diet which cause our bodies the most harm, for example:

  • The types of food that are most beneficial to our genes, also in terms of simply and effectively controlling weight
  • A carbohydrate analysis takes into account the relationship between absorption and metabolism of carbohydrates, fluctuations in glucose levels and the sensitivity to insulin in the long term
  • The body’s speed of response to fat and weight regulation
  • Vitamins and nutrients that are most beneficial to your genes
  • The body’s efficiency in terms of excreting waste products
  • The body’s response time with regard to the consumption of products containing sodium, caffeine and alcohol
  • Lactose intolerance (lactose being the sugars found in cow’s milk)
  • The risk of developing intestinal conditions as a result of an allergy to gluten, the protein found in products containing wheat-based ingredients

What follows is a unique exercise regime that makes weight control much simpler. Our diet is not the only factor affecting our weight. Controlling diet alone may not be sufficient, as our genetics should also be taken into account when deciding how to exercise.

In the past, people may have only been aware of general ideas of what good quality exercise looked like, how long it should be done for, and how many times per week was optimal. However, each person’s body is unique and complicated in its own way. Hence, modern analytical innovations in the field of genetic science aimed at improved healthcare and disease prevention have been developed to the extent that genetic screening now offers people the chance to make informed decisions on the type of exercise they should be carrying out. Such screening provides an insight into which form of exercise will be most beneficial to a person’s specific body type, while an assessment of that person’s fitness can be of use to those who already love exercising as well as athletes.

Examples of information resulting from genetic screening include:

  • Sports-related injury risk
  • Endurance and power capabilities of the body
  • VO2Max analysis
  • The body’s post-exercise dietary requirements
  • The body’s post-exercise recovery time

Genetic code screening to provide a dietary and exercise analysis:

  • Only required once a lifetime
  • Taken in the form of a blood test

Our genetics cannot be altered, but all of us are capable of making lifestyle adjustments to suit our unique genetic makeup, helping us to achieve long-lasting and highly effective health benefits.


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