How DNA testing helps you achieve your wellness goals
DNA testing helps you become the best possible version of yourself. We promise a smarter, easier and more effective solution to health and fitness, entirely unique to your DNA profile. Whatever your goal, DNA testing can personalise your path to a healthier and happier life.
Genetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. More than 1,000 genetic tests are currently in use, and more are being developed.
Several methods can be used for genetic testing:
Molecular genetic tests (or gene tests) study single genes or short lengths of DNA to identify variations or mutations that lead to a genetic disorder.
Biochemical genetic tests study the amount or activity level of proteins; abnormalities in either can indicate changes to the DNA that result in a genetic disorder.
In order to achieve a complete picture of your case, Dr Sundardas commonly advises for lab work to be done. There are two types of labs Dr. Sundardas and his team utilises – conventional labs and functional labs.
For conventional labs, she will refer you to a medical doctor to have specific blood work or imaging done. Dr Sundardas has a good working relationship with a medical doctor and specialists that he refers to for necessary lab work that may be pertinent to your case.
The functional labs that Dr Sundardas uses in his office consist of more in-depth screening that involves urine and saliva. He has had excellent results in uncovering areas such as:
Heavy metal toxicity
Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
The fields of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics are focused on the relationship between human genes and nutrition.
Nutrigenomics investigates how certain foods interact with our genes to affect our health. It is the area of nutrition in which molecular tools such as DNA tests are used to understand individuals diet responses.
DNA Health Testing for Nutrigenetics aims to identify genetic susceptibility to diseases and the ways in which very small difference in our genes can alter the effects that nutrient intake has on the body.
In layman’s terms:
• Nutrigenetics examines how your body responds to nutrients based on your genetics.
• Nutrigenomics studies how nutrients affect your body’s expression of your genes.
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