Gene Testing

DNA Profiling for individualised health solutions

It is now possible to address your individual health needs according to your unique genetic profile.

Exciting new developments in technology and medicine allows me to now offer genetic DNA testing. It’s a simple cheek swab test that only ever needs to be done once because you genes don’t change (they just get expressed to different degrees). The test looks at some of the major genes determining your efficiency at absorbing and utilising nutrients (nutrigenomics), mood and cognition, hormones, fertility, as well as detoxification and methylation. The test shows the genes in which you have a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) which can affect the way that gene functions. These gene SNPs can affect your level of risk and susceptibility to various lifestyle disorders and diseases, such as:

  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Cancer risk
  • Fertility
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Allergies
  • Food intolerances
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Insomnia

There is a strong relationship between these genes, nutrition and lifestyle, meaning the expression of these gene SNPs can be manipulated by what you eat and what you do. This then turns these genes on, off, up or down, which either increases or decreases your level of risk.

Your genes are not necessarily your destiny

Knowing your genetic make up and how your genes may influence your health, allows me to personalize a treatment plan according to your genetic needs, to optimise your overall wellbeing. It tells me:

  • Which nutrients you have a more appropriate need to supplement (and I can choose which forms will be best utilized by your body).
  • Which toxins, you may need to avoid/limit (including caffeine, alcohol etc) if your genetic makeup means you don’t detoxify or eliminate them very well
  • How important exercise is for you (and what types will work best for you)
  • Which foods you should eat more of to benefit your health
  • What blood tests I would recommend
  • Which symptoms etc you need to keep a close eye on to ensure future optimal health

Your report

Your report will look a little like this, showing either an empty, full or half circle. This represents how much of an effect your gene SNP may have on its function and how much attention you may need to pay in this area.

Prices

Wellbeing Bundle

$299

Focuses on 60 genetic variants and covers each of the 5 individual profiles below

Nutrigenomics Profile $149 Provides personalised nutrition advice, based on genetic variations associated with the metabolism of vitamins A, C, D and B12 as well as folate, glutathione and coenzyme Q10

Hormones and Fertility Profile

$149

Provide critical insights into oestrogen, progesterone, thyroid and luteinising hormone function

Methylation Profile

$149

Tests for genes involved in key metabolic pathways important for optimal health

Mood and Cognition Profile

$149

Profile Tests genes associated with the production, function and metabolism of key neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin, histamine and GABA

Detoxification Profile

$149

Highlights potential to detoxify efficiently and can highlight whether you need extra help and in which areas

The test can be performed as part of your general naturopathic appointment, or, you can choose just to have the test done. If you would also like to receive a personalized naturopathic treatment plan relating to your results, this can be done along with an initial consultation (part 1 and 2) in order to take into account other blood test markers, in clinic tests, symptoms and family or personal health history.

This is a great investment in your future to help me formulate for you an individualized health plan to give you a plan to follow to achieve your optimal health. These tests give me the insight to assist to the highest level in the prevention of disease, the cornerstone of naturopathic care.