NUTRIGENOMICS & DNA TESTING
I completed my Masters Thesis in Nutrigenomics: The Performance of Professional Endurance Athletes. It's a fascinating topic!
DNA testing for nutrition and fitness is a rapidly emerging science, with over 24000 genomes making up the human genetic code. Our knowledge is evolving quickly but it is inevitable that new discoveries will arise as our research continues. Nutrigenomics explores how our genes and diet can influence each other, and how we can maximise both our genes and eating behaviour positively.
The European Society of Human Genetics* reported in 2014, that people who changed their diet using recommendations based on their DNA genetic makeup, lost 33% more weight than those in a control group.
So, whether you’re looking to improve your performance, tone up, build muscle or wanting to just improve your diet to be healthier, your individual genetics hold valuable information to help you go about this the best way possible.
I'm certified to conduct saliva DNALIFE tests, which are analysed in Copenhagen, Denmark. I chose this company as it bases its genetic analysis and recommendations on the best scientific research that is currently available, and continually updates the algorithrims as new studies and research is released. They also offer many beneficial health based tests, and not just solely diet and sports performance.
*European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG). (2014, June 1). Revolutionizing diets, improving health with discovery of new genes involved in food preferences. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 26, 2016 from