“Reduce your carbs and you’ll lose weight”, they say.
“Exercise like this and you will be toned in two weeks”, they say.
“Take this supplement to improve your hormones and have lasting energy”, they say.
But meanwhile as you work harder than most people to reach your health goals, you find yourself in cycles of buying dream products and services that just DON’T deliver.
Somehow, you’re still fatigued, on medication, and it looks like that long-lived family trait of being overweight just won’t accept your many attempts to break-up and move on.
Truth is, if you unlock the secrets to your body’s DNA you can embrace the biggest health hack of our time.
Just like our fingerprints, our needs for nutrition, exercise, and supplements are unique to each individual. This is why general nutrition and exercise programs simply don’t work.
An advanced genetic test is the key to determine how your body processes food, including carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It can also give you an inside look at how caffeine, alcohol, gluten, and lactose affect your body.
So what’s the science behind a DNA-based diet?
In a nut-shell (and without boring you), your DNA is what carries information that determines how your body appears and functions. Your genes provide instructions to your body on how to make proteins which affects your body’s tissue and organs – these instructions are unique to you and influence how you metabolize nutrients, absorb vitamins, and as we discussed earlier, can even assist you with understanding your supplemental and exercise needs.
However, for this article, we want to focus more on eating for your DNA. Did you know that through the concept of epigenetics that the way you eat can change gene expressions?! How powerful is that!
Take this married couple that we worked with for example.
Ray and Jessica are genetically unrelated with different nutritional needs.
Ray’s genetic results revealed that his genotype has a higher demand for omega-3 fatty acids, a lower demand for carbohydrates and sugar, and a moderate demand for fiber.
On the other hand, Jessica’s genotype, revealed that she will thrive on moderate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates and sugar, and higher amounts of fiber. It also revealed her intolerance for caffeine which she consumes at levels higher than the recommended rate.
The differences in their nutritional needs make certain foods better for Ray, while other foods are better for Jessica. With the right insight we can pinpoint exactly what you are most compatible with, including vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, fats, and proteins.
The best measure for disease prevention
In addition to managing weight and energy levels, eating for your genes may also prevent diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It also reduced injuries when paired with vitamins indicated by genetics in athletes. For some genetic types, it has been found that increasing carbohydrates can actually prevent insulin resistance – this is far fetched from the advice that we generally hear about preventing diabetes.
Here are a few more examples of how your body’s genetic makeup determines your response to food.
At Cambiati Wellness you can take an advanced Genetic Test right in our office. Once your test results come back, a nutritionist from our team will help you interpret your genetic test results, and help you translate those results into actions that help you reach your health potential, as well as protect your health long into the future.
Your personalized plan will include your best options for food, exercise and supplements.
With this DNA test, you’ll be able to learn if you…
- Are likely intolerant to gluten
- Likely metabolize alcohol normally and can indulge periodically
- Are likely lactose intolerant
- Likely metabolize caffeine normally
- Are likely deficient in certain vitamins
- Have an increased risk of obesity
- Likely have a reduced ability to feel full after meals
- Are at high risk for elevated blood LDL or triglycerides
- And, how efficiently your body absorbs and metabolizes fat and carbohydrates