Testing helps to fine-tune your health improvement programme or monitor your progress. It is important to run test panels, as appropriate, to ensure that we are identifying any areas of dysfunction or imbalance that may impede your progress.
Testing helps to fine-tune your health improvement programme or monitor your progress.It is important to run test panels, as appropriate, to ensure that we are identifying any areas of dysfunction or imbalance that may impede your progress.
Nutrigenomics (also known as nutritional genomics) is broadly defined as the relationship between nutrients, diet, and gene expression.
Genetic testing involves examining your DNA, the chemical database that carries instructions for your body’s functions. Genetic testing can be extremely helpful in identifying inherited traits and reveal changes (mutations) in your genes that may be contributing to illness or disease.
Your overall health is determined by the interaction of your genes with the environment you find yourself in. The food you eat, toxins you are exposed to, whether you exercise, smoke, drink, all influence your health by up- or down-regulating your genes or even switching them on and off. Sometimes these genetic changes, or SNiPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), change to support our survival but then our environment changes (toxic exposure, fast food, stress) and the gene expression is no longer suitable for that environment. This is when ill health starts to prevail and this aberrant genetic code can then be passed down to the next generation.
Genetic testing alongside a full functional medicine and nutritional assessment allows the possibility of a unique programme just for you. There isn’t a one-size fits all when it comes to health, so specific personal nutritional and lifestyle plans are matched to your needs to encourage the appropriate expression of those gene variants.
Based on the level of impact of any specific gene variants found in DNA tests, our well-being and overall health can be optimised by establishing the optimal nutrition necessary along with using personal lifestyle and nutritional diet plans. Most Frequently Run Tests that I use are
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth tests (SIBO)
Hormone tests – Thyroid, Adrenal, Dutch Test
Optimal Nutritional Evaluation
Organic Acids Tests
Functional testing provides insights into the biochemical workings of your body, serving as a foundation for crafting a tailored and individualised strategy. I will clarify the results of your tests and demonstrate how they can be interpreted to create precise dietary or lifestyle guidance.
Understanding your inherent genetic makeup and how your genes interact with environmental factors can be immensely valuable. Testing can unveil the impact of your genes on your appetite, blood sugar regulation, nutrient needs, and your tolerance for specific foods.
Once I’ve thoroughly reviewed your test results, I’ll assist in harmonising your unique genetic health profile with personalised nutritional and lifestyle adjustments that are specifically tailored to your DNA. Testing eliminates the need for guesswork by pinpointing critical nutrients and lifestyle factors, allowing for precise adjustments to your diet that align with your genetic makeup.
Testing is generally recommended in conjunction with an initial assessment. If you are interested in testing then please get in touch.
Clients sharing the transformative effects of naturopathy in their lives.
Cath devised a program of accurate testing to find out exactly what was going on with all my hormones (not just reproductive). I then started a course of natural supplements to bring them all back into balance. This was accompanied by an eating plan which has been the absolute icing on the cake for me. My endometriosis has gone completely. I no longer have pain or PMS.
I feel amazing every day now where before I could count on the fingers of one hand any good days in the month. My anxiety has gone, I feel consistently calm and I have confidence for the first time in my life. My weight has been stable for months without even trying. I have bucket-loads of energy and motivation. The nutritional advice I have had from Cath has been invaluable and life-changing. There is such a lack of education out there about what we put in to ourselves. I want to sing from the rooftops what has happened to me as I never dreamt I would feel so good. I truly believe that we can cure most ills with the kind of expert nutritional advice I have had from Cath. My husband and I can’t thank you enough, Cath.
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