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FAST FACTS: Can A DNA Test Really Tell You How To Eat?

FAST FACTS: Can A DNA Test Really Tell You How To Eat?

All of us have unique health struggles, which means finding out the best way to stay healthy is difficult. When embarking on your own quest to well-being, you will quickly learn that conflicting information is everywhere.


But what if a DNA test could provide you with a personalized blueprint to how food affects YOUR body?

Why and How Genetics Affect Nutrition

Studies examining the connection between a person’s genes and their environment show that there are variables in different individuals’ bodily systems when it comes to nutrient requirements. These requirements largely depend on an individual’s genetic variants, as each person’s individual genetic makeup directly affects the metabolizing of nutrients, their transport throughout the body, and how their body removes waste and toxins.


Determining the best diet for any individual was never a one-size-fits-all feat. But with the emergence of nutrigenetics, we finally realize how important a personalized approach actually is.

 

Results from the Nutrition Journal study indicated that the nutrition tailored to personalized diets resulted in longer-term BMI reduction, better health plan compliance, and improvements in their overall blood glucose levels. 

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Your DNA Becomes Your Nutritional Roadmap


With the right DNA information, who needs to seek extra help? Many people make a point of visiting nutritionists, dietitians, or naturopaths to help them create a viable nutrition plan. Once you have the DNA test results you need, the process gets a lot easier. You may be able to cut out some of those trips to doctor’s offices, which can save you time, money, and the hassle of taking repetitive trips to visit care providers. 


 Use your personalized nutrition recommendations in recipes and your daily meal routine. You may already be using some of the foods on your recommendations list, or you may need to switch things up and use different amounts of ingredients—or different foods altogether. Once you start making an effort to make these foods a part of your regular schedule, it’ll become second nature and you won’t even have to think about it. Make one small, attainable change at a time and tack on new habits as you go so your progress will be sustainable (and won’t seem so overwhelming). 

With Your DNA Test Results, You Now 

Have a Personalized Nutrition Plan


The advice you receive from your DNA test results is for you only and not to be imposed upon anyone else. That does not mean they are top secret and that you cannot share—by all means, if you’re doing what the DNA test results suggest and feeling great, tell your friends where they can find the test service so they can experience the benefits as well! 


But don’t assume what works for you will work for someone else. These results are unique to you and your personal genetic makeup. 1 What works for one person will likely not work for another, even if the individuals are related. These DNA test results are meant to help you better modify your eating patterns and nutrient intake to help you improve your own health. 


3 Reasons You Should Eat for
Your Genes  


Take Control of Your Health


One perk people enjoy when utilizing these methods is that they feel like they don’t have to take a passive role in their health. They are in the driver’s seat and can actively decide whether or not they are going to take the test and what they are going to do with the DNA test results. 


Make Smarter, Stress-Free Decisions

Once you know, you know. The list of recommended foods—and macro-level percentage recommendations to guide you in proper consumption amounts—that you will soon be holding in your hand after sending in your DNA test will be plain and simple. You can choose to follow some or all of the suggestions. 


Again, these results are fact-based, which removes the wonder and guesswork. You’ll save time shopping because you’re spending less time worrying, researching, or frequently driving to nutritionist appointments. 


Feel Better Overall by Treating
Your Whole Body

When you’re eating right for your body, you’ll begin to feel great from head to toe, in mind, body, and soul. You may feel less tired and get sick less frequently, have more energy, and even think more clearly. You may work harder or smarter, play with your kids or pets more, and find that you have an overall improved quality of life.  


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Could a Nutritional DNA Test Be the First Step to a Healthier You?

You’re now equipped with the essential information you need to make the right choices for your body. Up until now, you may have thought you knew what to put in your body because you’d heard popular suggestions from others who think they know best. But the truth is, it’s not up to others what is best for you. Only your body can tell you that. Once you understand the foods your body needs, you eliminate the wasteful element of the process. The report delivered to you will either be one supplemented with previous DNA test results you’ve submitted to us (if you’ve used another DNA testing service like 23andMe before) or the full GenoPalate DNA test if you’ve never had one done by a third party before.

Ready to learn what your genes tell you about your nutrition? Download our sample report.

Or, head to the next step and really get things started by ordering your DNA test right away if you don’t want to wait!

With your nutritional DNA analysis in hand, you’ll witness the power of this tangible yet incomparably valuable item. It is the key to your success.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As with any wellness/health guidance, you should advise your healthcare practitioner of the use of this product.

References

1. Murgia C, Adamski MM. Translation of Nutritional Genomics into Nutrition Practice: The Next Step. Nutrients. 2017;9(4):366. doi:10.3390/nu9040366


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Medically reviewed by:

Kristin Ricklefs-Johnson, Ph.D., RD

Kristin is an RDN who also earned her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Arizona State University with an emphasis on insulin resistance, lipid metabolism disorders, and obesity. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic where she focused on nutrition-related proteomic and metabolic research. Her interests include understanding the exact mechanism of action of various genetic variations underlying individual predispositions to nutrition-related health outcomes. Her goal is to help all individuals prevent chronic diseases and achieve long, healthy lives through eating well.

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