The future of healthcare and the prevention of disease lie in personalising our lifestyles to match our unique DNA profiles. Testing is now available to map our DNA genotypes and determine our susceptibility to unsuitable lifestyle factors. Based on this information one can plan a personalised nutrition and exercise programme tailored to suit your individual needs.
We all have different genotypes (or genetic codes), that act as blueprints for what we are all about. Our individual genetic variations pre-determine our potential as well as our risk.
The way that our genes are coded provides us with information as to how our bodies are functioning at a cellular level on a day to day basis. Understanding this helps us to understand our genetic predisposition as well as what factors will influence this. Knowing which lifestyle factors to avoid or to focus on will act as triggers to our genotype (gene expression). The beauty is that we can now start tailoring and targeting our individual lifestyles based on our genotype. Gone are the days of blanket recommendations that everyone has to adhere to.
For those looking for further ways to invest in their as well as their children’s future health, DNA testing provides information on the types of lifestyles that each of us need to be living and which key areas we need to focus on to ensure our best possible outcome.
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