One of the most common questions we get asked is “How do I lose weight fast?” Have you heard about DNA Nutrigenomics, the emerging science behind weight loss? Nutrigenomics is the study of the interaction of nutrition and genes and how that may affect health, in particular, how foods affect your metabolism and response to nutrients.
It’s no secret the one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss has failed many people, so it makes sense to assume nutrition tailored to your unique genetic makeup sounds especially promising. Research is slowly emerging and studies are suggesting Nutrigenomics combined with lifestyle may be the most cost-effective and organic way to combat the obesity epidemic.
Weight loss solutions have been leading topics of discussion for decades, and I am certain most of us have tried at least one, with little success or long-lasting effect.
The problem with many of these weight loss solutions is that they imply such simplicity of the solution and the process, for example, just restrict calories or burn more than you eat. Or they point the finger at one culprit for being the cause of weight gain, namely sugar, fat, or carbs (depending on which article you read last). These are extremely simplistic views on weight management and it would be naive not to consider a whole range of contributing factors.
A weight management plan needs to work for YOU!
Weight management needs to be addressed holistically. There are so many interplaying factors that contribute to the success of weight loss, and each factor is specific and completely dependant on the individual – what works for one, won’t necessarily work for someone else. This is due to our genetic makeup. Nutrigenomics is a new science based on the interplay between your diet and DNA. Brunswick Health offers Nutrigenomics Testing which assesses DNA relating to weight management, lipid metabolism and a whole range of other factors.
Does your body burn fat?
To state the obvious, to lose weight we need to burn fat. It is possible, and quite common, that many of us have adapted to metabolic changes whereby we don’t burn fat. Fortunately, with some dietary and lifestyle changes, this can be reverted and you can train your body to start burning fat again. At Brunswick Health we have the technology to test your fat burning ability.
Does your diet allow for weight loss?
The metabolism is a set of complex biochemical processes, thus, weight loss requires various nutrition, vitamins, and minerals for this biochemical process to occur. Does your body receive the right nutrients to do the job?
How does your lifestyle impact on your weight loss ability?
Stress, caffeine, alcohol and sleep patterns play a large role in hormone regulation. How are your hormones affected by these factors? And how do your hormones affect your ability to lose weight?
How many calories should you really be eating?
Eating too many calories does cause weight gain, but eating too few can be detrimental to health and weight loss success. Getting the balance right is pivotal to your success. We can accurately measure how many calories you burn at rest so you have a clearer idea of how many you should consume, instead of using general population-based predictive equations.
There are so many ways in which we can help you lose weight:
Can superfoods help you lose weight? Yes. Can you increase your metabolism? Yes. Is weight loss easy? No! But there is definitely a solution that will work for you.
More on Nutrigenomics DNA testing
Nutrigenomics DNA testing is not only used for fast weight loss strategies but it may also provides insightful clinical information about your DNA strength and weakness.
- It will enable specific prevention health strategies to be used for long-term health
- It will enable better weight management and understand your specific dietary needs
- It will assess your genes involved in anti-oxidant defense
- Inflammation has a key role in chronic disease. Your inflammatory response will be evaluated to reduce your risk of various diseases
- Find out how well your body detoxifies environmental toxins. Reduce your toxic burden
- Understand your hormone metabolism pathway
- Understand your stress responses. Learn to manage mental and environmental stress in your life. It will assess your genes involved in the anti-aging process
When your body is healthy and has access to the nutrients it genetically needs, you typically:
- Age more slowly
- Feel less stressed
- Experience a higher quality of life
- Suffer less with unhealthy conditions
What Will Your DNA Test Results Tell You?
The Nutrigenomics testing used at Brunswick Health looks at over 100 DNA changes relating to:
- Lipid metabolism
- Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
- Sodium Sensitivity
- Omega 3 and Omega 6
- Methylation, Folate, and cofactors
- Caffeine Metabolism
- Coeliac Disease
- Lactose Intolerance
- Oxidative Stress
- Phase I Detoxification
- Phase II Detoxification
- Weight Management
- HPA axis and Stress Responses
- Sleep and Seasonal Variation
- Physiogenomic Integration of Genetic and Functional Variability
You may also be interested in:
Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Viewpoints on the Current Status and Applications in Nutrition Research and Practice – Michael Fenech, Ahmed El-Sohemy, Leah Cahill, Lynnette R. Ferguson, Tapaeru-Ariki C. French, E. Shyong Tai, John Milner, Woon-Puay Koh, Lin Xie, Michelle Zucker, Michael Buckley, Leah Cosgrove, Trevor Lockett, Kim Y.C. Fung, and Richard Head.
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