I’d like to take this opportunity to inform you of a wonderful health optimization test involving Genes that will take health care into the next Millennium.
You’ve heard the saying, “It’s not your fault, it’s your genes.” Cancer (or diabetes, or depression or heart disease, etc.) is in my family genes. Our genetic inheritance seems to put the final stamp not only on our height, eye color, disposition, habits, weight, and predisposed illnesses but even the length of our life. New revelations in science reveal we, in fact, influence and alter the expression of many of our genes in very profound ways.
New discoveries have found that signals can impact our gene expression. They include influences such as dietary choices, lifestyle factors, environmental exposures and even our thoughts and feelings.
One impressive study assigned two groups of adults; one ate a low glycemic index diet and the other ate a high glycemic index diet.
In just 12 weeks, the high GI diet increased the activity of 62 genes that lead to disease. These genes activate your stress response, which lowers your immunity and causes damage to your cells. The low GI diet decreased the activity of 71 disease-causing genes, including hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL). Low HSL is associated with a resistance to obesity.
It turns out every fork full of healthy food, every step on the treadmill and even every positive emotion are optimizing your gene expression-turning up the good genes and turning down the bad ones!
ENTER THE WORLD OF NUTRITIONAL GENOMIC TESTING.
The future of healthcare will be determined by personalized medicine. A one size fits all diet or lifestyle no longer makes sense in light of epigenetics. As it turns out, it depends on how you learn to talk to your unique genes through the language of diet, nutrition and exercise.
VITAL HEALTH AND NATUROPATH DOMENIC PISANELLI LEADING THE WAY IN GENOMIC TESTING.
At Vital Health we are forever striving to help our clients stay healthy and prevent ill health and we are proud to be involved in this leading edge science that has far reaching implications for predictive and preventative health.
The test itself is incredibly simple. It only requires a saliva sample, which is included in the test kit. Using your saliva as the medium to enter into your unique DNA world, the test looks at 70 different gene variations that impact your health profile including, CHOLESTEROL, BLOOD PRESSURE, INFLAMMATION, DIABIETES, BONE HEALTH, LACTOSE INTOLERANCE, DNA REPAIR, WEIGHT and even your ability to detoxify chemicals efficiently.
VERY IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN TALKING ABOUT GENETIC TESTING
1. Here at Vital Health we are testing well documented and studied genes that we know to impact our biochemical and physiological process related to healthy living and healthy aging. In this way we are moving away from the complication around testing for “disease” genes. True Health aims to proactively improve a person’s health rather than alarming them with possible disease risks.
2. Vital Health looks at genes that a substantial proportion of the population has the variant/polymorphism for. In other words, we are more likely to find a genetic variant rather than spending lots of time and money looking for an unlikely needle in a haystack, we are looking for horses not zebra’s.
3. Vital Health only tests genes where there is documented intervention (diet, lifestyle, supplementary measures) available to ameliorate deficiencies. In other words, if you do have a genetic variant you can do something about it and compensate for its influence.
By only testing genes with the above criteria, Vital Health provides scientifically accurate advice to mitigate any predispositions towards risk and proactively maximizes an individual’s potential of health.
Your genetic profile leads you to make informed decisions and by studying how your genes interact with your lifestyle we can tailor a treatment plan designed specifically for you.
HOW IS THE VITAL HEALTH GENETIC TESTING DONE
When you purchase the genetic test a test kit is provided with instructions to gather a saliva sample.
This sample is then given to SMART DNA who uses a mass array to detect over 70 DNA changes with an 18 day turnaround time from receipt of the sample. The laboratory is NATA accredited to perform the analysis and all of the appropriate quality procedures are adhered to. The results are released to me so that a report is produced to provide a personalized wellness strategy.
So If you are serious about your health and that of your family, then Genetic Testing offers you the opportunity to identify your own nutrigenomics so you can target disease prevention, improve daily efficiency and achieve optimal health. Nutrition is just as powerful as a pharmacological agent. The food you consume is a powerful modulator of your genes.
So to recap: Genetic testing will allow you to influence your genetic variant using specific food, lifestyle and exercise. The following will be tested:
1. Lipid Profile
2. Blood Pressure profile
3. Phase I and Phase II Detox Profile
4. Oxidative Stress Profile
5. Homocysteine Profile
6. Inflammation profile
7. Osteo genic Profile
8. Lactose Profile
9. Dia Bet-gen Profile
So call Domenic at Vital Health on 9382 9790 and book a time to have a chat with me and we can invest some quality time in your health’s future using Genetic Testing.
Yours in good health,
Domenic Pisanelli (ND)