Is gene testing foolproof? Why do you need a DNA test?
There has been a lot of hype around DNA testing nowadays due to commercialization, leading to greater ease of access and lower cost. It is known that identification of individual profile can help aid doctor’s decisions in forming suitable treatment plans specific to each individual for optimal results of your wellbeing. However, according to the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American authority for public health, a lot of these commercialized tests conducted without medical supervision are being marketed “prematurely” and are only supported by limited scientific information. This emphasizes the need in consulting with your physician before conducting any form of genetic tests.
The European DNA Test
The European DNA test is a scientifically proven form of genetic profiling, which provides essential information towards genetic mutations to inform doctors about any possible risks patients might have. Understanding of these mutations will bring along improvements in terms of mood, weight, and athletic performance if correct alterations are to be performed by medically trained practitioners. This is a new form of genetic science that is called “Epigenetics”.
Weight Control and Weight Loss
A high protein diet has always been deemed as an effective method in bringing along weight loss when suitable number of calories are to be consumed. Despite this, a recent study discovered that these forms of diet are only suitable for people containing a specific gene in their gene profile. Moreover, different gene compositions can lead to differing results in terms of insulin release, how well you handle carbohydrates, and help explain portion control issues. It is medically known that a high level of insulin within the blood limits the body’s ability in breaking down fat into an energy source and that the way your body reacts to carbohydrate greatly affects insulin levels. This then emphasizes the importance of understanding your DNA profile so that you can make better dietary decisions, and thus a healthier lifestyle.
Usain Bolt or Eluid Kipchoge – Genes in running
Your genes play a great part in affecting your athletic performance. People having the fast twitching gene (ACTN3) are known to express fast twitching fibers in their muscles, therefore making them good sprinters, while people without such gene is better suited to endurance exercises. Various nations, including China and Uzbekistan, have been using genetic testing as a tool in determining potential athletes for their Olympic team, which explains their performance during international sporting events, with each winning 70 and 13 medals respectively. A “sports and exercise” gene panel will thereby be a good option to take if you are an active person who wants to further improve your athletic performance through tailored training plans that improves your training responsiveness.
Are you born stressful?
Did you know that your mood is greatly affected by the gene deficiency MTHFR. According to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, your mood, the amount of stress you experience, and also intellectual performance. In short, they are all positively affected by the levels of Vitamin B-12, B-6, folate and Vitamin D your body is able to absorb. Individuals with the stated gene deficiency will experience difficulties in absorbing and utilizing them, thereby greatly affecting your temper!!
Have you been experiencing a lot of stress or mood swings recently? It might be a good idea to consult with a doctor about a gene test, especially the European DNA test to find out the main cause of such so that suitable solutions can be tabulated.
The European DNA test can be conducted after an initial consultation with Dr. Susan Jamieson. She is an experienced integrative medical doctor, serving the Hong Kong community for more than three decades. Book your consultation now to find out more about the field of epigenetics.