The DNA Diet: Can Your Genes Determine Your Perfect Diet?

The DNA Diet: Can Your Genes Determine Your Perfect Diet?

If you are looking for a weight loss diet that is truly tailored to you individual needs, your DNA may hold the answer. The latest research into the link between genes and nutrition is providing ways to tailor nutrition plans to each individual like never before possible. We offer DNA testing at our clinic to help guide us in finding the right weight loss plan for you.

We offer advanced DNA testing for weight loss. Please contact us if you would like to enquire about a test.

FUNCTIONAL HEALTH TESTING

We use a wide range of functional health tests in our clinic. Testing helps to provide us with a greater understanding of our client’s underlying health issues and unique nutritional needs. We have recently added DNA screening to our list of testing services and we’ve already been pleasantly surprised with just how significant results have been when clients have taken on board the recommendations of their results.

YOUR GENES AND YOUR WEIGHT

We know that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to diets. We are all unique, so how can we expect one dietary approach to be ideal for everyone? Knowing how your body responds to certain foods, particularly macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates), can be invaluable. For example, low carbohydrate diets have become increasingly popular in recent years. When done right, they are an effective approach to weight loss and health optimisation. But exactly how much should you reduce your carbohydrate intake by? Is a very low, ketogenic diet optimal for you? Or are you better suited to moderate amounts of low glycemic carbohydrates in your diet?

Your optimal macronutrient intake is just one example of the information your genes can provide you with. The genetic information from your test results can be used in many different ways to help you manage your weight.

WHAT CAN THE DNA TEST TELL US?

The weight loss DNA test can identify:

  • Your optimal macronutrient ratio intake. This is the proportion of protein, fat and carbohydrates your calories should come from.
  • Your recommended calorie intake for weight loss.
  • Your hunger type.
  • Your satiety type.
  • Whether or not you’re suited to snacking.
  • Your likelihood of weight regain.
  • The likelihood your body will store fat around the organs.
  • Whether you’re more suited to power or endurance exercise, or a combination of both.
  • Your predisposition to muscle loss.

Don’t worry, the test will not give you disease risk information you may rather not know. Rather, it focusses on the factors you can positively influence through your nutrition and lifestyle.

HOW DOES DNA TESTING WORK?

To carry out the DNA test all you need to do is take a simple mouth swab. You’ll receive an at home test kit and can carry out the sample collection quickly and easily at home. Once you’ve taken your sample, you post it to the laboratory where experts analyse your results. You’ll recieve a report on your personal genetic markers associated with health, nutrition and fitness. Based on these results you will be provided with a personalised dietary plan to implement into your daily life.

Given that your DNA doesn’t change, you won’t need to repeat this test in the future.

IS THERE ANY RESEARCH?

The tests we use are based on solid scientific evidence, giving credibility to each gene screened and how that gene relates to our health and weight.

There has been interesting research carried out into weight loss results in individuals following a DNA appropriate diet. In a study of 191 obese people by the University of Trieste, those using a DNA matched diet lost 33% more weight than those counting calories. Patients on a DNA diet also gained 16% more muscle.

HOW DO I DO THE TEST?

We offer DNA testing to our clients in London and those who we consult nationally and internationally remotely. The cost is from £495.

Are you are interested in having your DNA tested in order to create a weight loss plan truly unique to your needs? If so, please do get in touch.



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.

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