Nutrigenomics: Why Your future Health depends on it

Ever wonder why the weight loss program that helped your friend lose 10 pounds didn’t have the same effect on you? Do you think you are gluten sensitive or lactose intolerant but can’t bear to spend weeks and weeks removing and reintroducing foods? Are you frustrated when your vitamin and mineral blood test results come back on the low range even though you take supplements?

We all know that we are made up of our very own DNA that determines our hair color and height, but did you realize that it specifies how we react to nutrition too? Genetic differences can affect how we respond to the foods we eat and determine our individual nutritional needs.

“Nutrigenomics uses genomic tools and genetic information to address issues important to nutrition and health. The main goal of nutrigenomics is to prevent chronic disease by examining how the interaction between genes and diet can positively influence human health. 

Using a saliva sample, the Nutrigenomix Test helps us optimize your diet to your genes in order to reduce your risk of certain health conditions and diseases. Each gene tested is significantly involved in the way your body processes or metabolizes a certain nutrient or dietary component. With that information, we know which foods and nutrients your body needs more – or less – of to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. 

After the results are back, around 2-4 weeks, you and the Registered Nutritionist will review the results of the 45-genotype test together. 

Below are a few of the things you could find:

  • Slow caffeine metabolizer– you don’t process/utilize/digest caffeine as quickly as a “typical” variant and you need to limit daily consumption to avoid high blood pressure and other cardiovascular conditions
  • Elevated risk for vitamin B12 deficiency- you need to be aware of sources of B12 and consume the RDA daily
  • Elevated risk for a slow RMR (resting metabolic rate)- you may need to spend more time on the treadmill to get the same results as someone with the “typical” variant
  • Gluten sensitivity- removing gluten from your diet could alleviate stomach bloating, diarrhea, and other GI issues
  • Enhanced response to strength and power exercise- you’ll have better success at sports like sprinting, weight lifting and football, than long distance running and swimming
  • Elevated risk for Calcium deficiency-  you need to consume extra sources of calcium and possibly incorporate daily supplementation to avoid the onset of osteoporosis later in life.

Find Out If Your Body Needs More Of:

  • Vitamin C: in order to reduce the risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease & diabetes
  • Folate:  in order to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and birth defects
  • Whole Grains: in order to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Omega 3 Fat: in order to reduce the risk of high triglyceride levels & heart disease

Access to this level of testing hasn’t been possible until recently. 

Nutrigenomics gives a “blue print” to individual nutritional needs allowing us to eat according a specific meal plan that enhances our health, longevity and quality of life.

Prior to this we were just guessing…and now we know exactly what each of our bodies require. How great is that!

Nutrigenomix 45 Gene Wellness $475.00 (Includes appointment to review results)

Nutrigenomix 45 Gene Sport        $475.00 (Includes appointment to review results)

Once your results have been reviewed a nutrition plan can be created based on your results for an additional fee of $175.00. 

Our Nutritionist is BC Registered, therefor you may receive coverage through your insurance provider for any nutritional consulting fees, please inquire with your provider. We do not offer direct billing at this time. If you have a health spending account the cost of the Nutrigenomix  Kit, or atleast a portion of it, might be covered,. 

Learn More

To learn more and view a sample report please visit the RMA LAB website by clicking on the link below.