Genetic Profiling now available at NatMed
Fitgenes in conjunction with NatMed Natural Medicine Clinic is offering personalised genetic profiling to help determine what nutritional and lifestyle factors may best influence your health and longevity. Your ability to lose weight can also be affected and thus genetic testing is offered as part of the shift program. Supported by extensive scientific medical research and practically applied evidence based programs Fitgenes is leading the world with their "cutting-edge" genetic profiling technology and patented personalised health interventions.
Nutrigenomics..... what’s the buzz?
Based on the science of how nutrition,exercise and lifestyle choices interact with genetics to infuence how effectively bodies function, Nutrigenomic interventions are targeted toward an individual’s unique needs.
You can’t change your genes
We acknowledge that we cant change your genetics but understanding your unique blue print enables us to help you make life long changes that can prevent disease, improve longevity and get the best performance from you body and thus your life.
Genetic Testing for Improved Weight Loss Outcomes
We get drawn in by dramatic before and after pictures but statistically most weight loss programs onlyhave a 20% success rate when you measure participants one year after their initial weight loss. NatMed has developed a unique three phase, 12-week weight-loss system that creates permanent results. Overweight people are not pigging out. Overweight people skip meals, eat energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods and may suffer with genetic variations that can predispose them to inflammation, cravings, hormonal imbalances and metabolic problems. Crash dieting to fix the problem slows metabolism even more.
You can't change your genes however you may be able to compensate for their effect on your metabolism. Geneticist doctor Chee Kai Chan of Fitgenes Australia believes that the answer to permanent weight loss may lie in understanding our unique genetic makeup. For example people who have a genetic predisposition to inflammation may find that exercising in the gym is counterproductive because this may drive more inflammation and mean that you are less likely to get your body to burn fat effectively. Based upon genetic variations some people are better suited to resistance work however others may be better suited to high intensity aerobic activity whilst still others get their metabolisms working best if they engage a lot of active recovery such as gentle yoga. Genetic profiling may help people to really hone in on what the best training regime may be to maximise weight loss.
Will power may not be the only variant between individuals who have different predispositions to weight gain. Genetic variants can also predispose individuals to certain cravings or food preferences. For example individuals who test as "super tasters" may find bitter foods a turn off. If you know ahead of time what your genetic variants are that predispose certain cravings then you can engage strategies to deal with then ahead of time.
Shift involves in-depth health screens including genetic profiling, bio impedance analysis (as seen on Today Tonight) and blood tests followed by a comprehensive nutritional, movement and dietary prescription.
NatMed are conducting introductory seminars on the Shift Program and Genetic Profiling on Monday evenings at their Clinic in George St East Fremantle.
Where: NatMed Natural Medicine Clinic. 89 George St, East Fremantle
When: Monthly. Every second Monday @ 7pm. Next Seminar Monday 12th March.
Cost: $15 pp or $25 per couple
For more information: Please call NatMed on (08) 9339 1999