Predictive Genetic Testing
The recent completion of the Human Genome Project has made possible simple genetic tests that can actually reveal your potential susceptibility to specific diseases. This assists in assessing risks, and also designing preventive strategies that you can employ to minimise any risk you may have. When conditions "run in families" they often have a genetic component. This test can show what specific genetic factors might pose a potential problem for you.
If you or a family member have a genetic trait that presents a health risk, other family members can also be tested to see whether they have it. The sooner it’s known, the sooner you can begin changing course toward a healthier future.
Some genetic testing also allows you to make important life style choices and adjustments such as specific food selections, customising nutritional supplements, customised weight management plans, and even career choices according to a particular environmental susceptibility. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP’s) are changes in a single DNA building block that may not cause a disease in itself, but will result in proteins and enzymes that may have difficulty functioning correctly. Such SNP’s can underlie poor metabolic function that contributes to many chronic diseases.
Genetic Analysis for Cancer risk
Certain cancers have a known genetic trait. Genetic markers are often assessed in cancer treatment, to help provide guidance on drug selection and the most appropriate therapy choices. However, what is often overlooked is the underlying genetic traits that enhance or suppress immune and organ function. By assessing your cancer risk from a predictive perspective, you can fine tune diet and activity, and select certain foods that help turn on genes that protect you from cancer, as well as ensure that underlying metabolic functions are working optimally.
Genetic Analysis for Cardio risk
This test looks for variations in your genetic make up that influence your risk of cardiovascular diesase, including blood pressure rgulationk, lipid balance, essential nutrients that protect the heart, inflammation and oxidative stress. Knowing your risk factors for these underlying contributors to heart disease can maximise your preventive strategies through effective simple lifestyle and dietary changes. As an example, some genes for LDL cholesterol are related to a bigger treatment response to exercise than drugs, which significantly affects treatment recomendations.
This test evaluates polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with increased risk of impaired detoxification capacity especially when exposed to environmental toxins. Where impaired detoxification results in a build up of toxic elements within the body many systems may be affected such as the immune, nervous, and digestive systems. Certain drugs require very specific detoxification pathways within the body, which if underfunctioning, can lead to overdose. This test may help identify individuals who are at risk of adverse drug reactions, allowing informed choices on medications to be made.
Estrogen, and its metabolic activity, like all hormones, are controlled by certain genes,. This test assesses the genetic relationship between your estrogen production and your body. Whether you have a higher liklihood of estrogen related cancers, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis as well as the genetic influences that modulate estrogen risk.
This test evaluates polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes that modulate methylation, glutathione conjugation, oxidative protection and the potential to evaluate vascular oxidation. These genes and their resulting functions are essential for proper nerve functioning, and assist your physician in designing programs that prevent neurological degeneration, including degeneration of brain and cognitive function as well as with the peripheral nerve functions.
Understand how your genes influence your body's response to diet, nutrition and exercise. By analyzing your genetic code, this test gives you the power to understand your metabolism, eating behaviors, and your response to exercise, as well as the best ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. Scientific studies have shown that the consumption of particular nutrients and particular types of activity may turn certain genes on or off. This test report provides recoemmendations for the right diet and activity levels which can help your genes protect you from disease.
This test evaluates genetic variations that modulate immune and inflammatory activity. These variations can affect balance between cellular and humoral immunity, may trigger potential defects in immune system defense, and stimulate the mechanisms underlying chronic, overactive inflammatory responses.