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Genetic Profiling for Personalized Health

Gilmours Havelock North Pharmacy is proud to offer Genetic Profiling for Personalized health through consultation and testing with Fitgenes. Fitgenes is founded on the science of nutrigenomics and an understanding that overall health and wellbeing is determined at a cellular level.

Personalized genetic profiling offers insight in to how our body responds to diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. Knowing how to accurately interpret the results and turn them in to actionable, everyday health and wellbeing is where Fitgenes and our practitioners excel. Fitgenes is founded on the science of nutrigenomics and an understanding that overall health and wellbeing is determined at a cellular level. The DNA contained in our cells send ‘messages’, known as ‘gene expression’, that tells the body how to respond to external influences.

Gene expression

Gene expression is modifiable which means our genes are not our destiny, and DNA damage can be repaired. Through the right profile, interpretation and intervention planning, we can make the right nutritional, exercise and lifestyle choices for long-term health and wellbeing.

A Fitgenes practitioner’s careful interpretation of the genes included in our analysis can provide focused assistance with choosing the right exercise interventions, nutritional interventions and lifestyle choices.

Our reports are comprehensive and provide a lot of information around the impact of gene expression and guidance around choosing better nutritional choices that match your genes. This is a very targeted and personalized approach to healthcare.

It's true you can't change your genes but you can affect their expression and influence with the right nutritional, exercise and lifestyle choices.

Fitgenes Philosophy

Fitgenes focus is on the philosophy that your overall health, wellbeing and performance are primarily determined by the basic building blocks of your body and the messages that your genes within these cells send. This is unique to you, that is why Fitgenes works through degree qualified practitioners to deliver personalized and targeted healthcare programs that can unlock your health potential.

The Fitgenes Advantage

Fitgenes incorporates published scientific literature that has identified different nutrigenomic outcomes based on genetics, into concise reports. These reports support practitioners in their practice to develop personalized programs to improve a patient’s health.

Latest Information:
Fitgenes allows practitioners to focus on their patients while keeping up to date with the nutrigenomic discoveries that can support patients achieving their desired health goals.

Prevention:
We use genetics to help you understand your body’s responses and identify the best pathways to maintain and improve your health – prevention is better than cure.

Targeted Genetics:
We analyse genetic markers that may be modified by the changes you make. While science can map a person’s entire genome this does not currently provide useful information as the genetic science has not identified how every SNP impacts on your response. We focus on the SNPs that can make a difference to supporting a health lifestyle.

 

Learn more-

If you want to understand more about Nutrigenomics we have a great little book pitched at a level that most clients can understand.  This gives a good explanation on how we can influence our genes and ultimately our long term health. 

Switched On – Harnessing the Power of Nutrigenomics to Optimize Your Health.

Christine Houghton (Nutritional Biochemist) Click here

We offer two Genetic Profile Tests 

Health and Wellbeing - More Info click here

Carb Choice - More Info click here 

 

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