Nutrigenomics

Do you have questions about your metabolism or wonder if you are drinking too much coffee or having too much salt?

Nutrigenomics can help answer these questions!

Nutrigenomics is a new scientific discipline that uses modern genomics technology to study the relationship between genes, nutrition and health. It has long been apparent that some people respond differently from others to certain foods. For example, individuals with lactose intolerance experience gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming certain dairy products, while other individuals can consume dairy with no problems. Nutrigenomics allows us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.

A simple saliva test can reveal how your body responds to different foods and nutrients, based on your individual genetic profile. This test is done through a company called Nutrigenomix. The test is done by collecting a small sample of saliva, which is used to isolate DNA. This test is available only through qualified health care practitioners, including Registered Dietitians. I am now offering this tests to my clients. If you would like to find out more, contact me.

FAQ

What is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics is a new scientific discipline that uses modern genomics technology to study the relationship between genes, nutrition and health. It has long been apparent that some people respond differently from others to certain foods. For example, individuals with lactose intolerance experience gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming certain dairy products, while other individuals can consume dairy with no problems. Nutrigenomics allows us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.

Why should I have a Nutrigenomix test? How will the results benefit me?
Armed with information that is specific to your genetic profile, your healthcare professional will be able to develop the best dietary plan to help you meet your nutrition and fitness goals. Adhering to those recommendations will enable you to optimize your nutritional status and prevent nutrition-related chronic diseases.

How is the testing done?
A simple saliva sample is required to test the 45 genetic markers included in our reports. The sample will be taken by an authorized healthcare professional and sent to the laboratory for analysis. The results come back in about 2 weeks. Your authorized healthcare professional will contact you once they receive the results and set up a time to discuss them with you.

How long do I need to follow the advice for?
Your test results are not intended to form a short-term “diet”. The information provided in your report, combined with the nutritional plan created by your healthcare professional, will empower you with knowledge so that you can continually make the best dietary choices on a daily basis.

What happens after the results are back?
You will schedule a consult with your authorized healthcare professional to explain the findings and recommendations to you and help you achieve your optimal diet and healthy eating habits, based on your unique genetic profile.

How long will it take to get my results?
About 2 weeks.

Who will have access to my genetic test results?
Only your healthcare professional will be able to access your genetic test results through Nutrigenomix. Your DNA kit is marked with a unique barcode, which is what we will use at our facilities to analyze your sample. Only your healthcare professional will be able to link your kit’s barcode to your personal information. All genetic data is sent through a secure 256-bit encryption server.