Did you know that DNA testing is now affordable and incredibly accurate? We once believed that our genes had the final say, and there was nothing we could do to change their effect on us but we now know, that we can influence the way our genes work.
Diet, exercise, and more.. Our genes are a powerful predictor of health, but the food you eat, the way you exercise, and even your state of mind can switch on the expression of positive – or negative – genes.
The secret lies in making the best of your good genes and minimising the damage caused by ‘bad’ ones. When you take steps to eat, exercise and deal with stress in a way that suits your body, you’ll find it easier to lose weight, get fitter and feel better.
The SmartDNA test identifies 100 common single nucleotide polymorphisms, SNPs for short. SNPs are genetic variations that are inherited from either one parent or both and have been found to make a huge difference to our individual make up. With just one simple saliva sample sent to the SmartDNA lab for Analysis, we can reveal your unique genetic attributes and predispositions, helping you reach peak performance and make better diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. Everyone from regular people to professional athletes can benefit from getting their DNA tested.
Our SmartDNA test covers 100 different SNPs for a comprehensive DNA analysis which will:
Enable better weight management and understanding of your unique dietary needs.
Determine if you are more likely to be sensitive to gluten, lactose, sodium or caffeine.
Assess your genes involved in anti-oxidant defense, such as your anti-aging genes!
Assess heart disease risk factors
Check for type 2 diabetes risk, pancreatic function and your glucose metabolism.
Look at your inflammatory response and evaluate it to reduce your risk of various diseases.
Find out how well your body removes toxins, so you can reduce your toxic load.
Help you understand your hormonal balance and estrogen metabolism pathways.
Assess you stress responses to allow better stress management.
Assess your brain health genes that play a huge role in mood and personality.
Reveal your predominant muscle type and tell you what sports and exercises are best suited for your physique.
Getting your DNA results is like receiving a blue print to your own body and using it to make science-based choices to ensure you are making the best nutrition and lifestyle choices for your body.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Book your SmartDNA test to arrange a time to come in for your initial appointment with Elaine from DNA Nutrition. We are based in Auckland NZ, but can offer skype consults and send DNA kits to you, if you live outside of Auckland and can't make it in for an appointment.
If you live outside of Auckland we can courier you a DNA Collection Kit complete with instructions for how to take your saliva sample. Please note you will have to pay in advance for this option, we will send you an invoice for online payment.
If you cannot make it in to visit Elaine for an initial consult, you will have to fill in and sign the patient verification form inside the DNA kit and send the sample and form back to SmartDNA to this address PO Box 4156 McKinnon Victoria 3204 Australia.
Once your sample has been sent, the analysis is complete usually within 4-5 weeks, as soon as they return, we’ll be in touch with you to book in your one-on-one consultation with Elaine.
Come in to our clinic in Auckland for your one-on-one consultation or book a Skype consult. Elaine will explain your DNA results, to help you understand how you can optimize your training, diet and lifestyle to reach your genetic potential.