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Genetic Testing

Genetic testing has moved into the mainstream and is the future of preventive health. In addition to the thousands of tests being offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers has progressed to the point of understanding the specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein, micro-nutrients, etc., and how specific genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities.

With the genetic testing technology and scientific understanding of the human genome available today, it is now possible to develop individually tailored nutrition and exercise programs that are based on and tailored to your unique DNA. Only now has the cost of genetic testing come down to the point where it is feasible to use this technology for health management programs offered to the general public.

Programs tailored to an individual’s DNA have proven to be much more effective than generic programs. A recent study published by the European Society of Human Genetics found that dieters employing weight management programs tailored to the individual’s genome lost up to 33% more weight than those following standard, “one size fits all” weight loss programs. With the latest genomic technology, any health management program that does not take an individual’s genetic profile into account is simply guesswork.

The Research

Clinical studies and research on genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers have been rapidly increasing in quality and volume since the human genome was first mapped in 2003. As the testing technology improves and the cost of analyzing an individual’s DNA decreases, more research facilities and universities around the world are able to perform more research studies with larger test subject groups, all leading to more being discovered about the connections between genetics and preventive health.

Why Genetic Direction?

Here at Primo Health Coach we specialize in working with those suffering with chronic conditions like diabetes, food sensitivities, Autoimmune Disease and their related conditions. However, we see an obvious need for nutrition programs not catered to the chronically ill for a growing number of our clients that seek a preventative approach to health. After researching several labs with similar approaches, we found Genetic Direction provides the most value and scientific approach to using genetics for personalizing a diet and lifestyle program that gets results! This program is most suitable for those who do not need to address chronic illness or major nutritional deficiencies. If after our Initial Health & Nutrition Assessment we find that the client is of good general health, but does need to lose excess pounds or wants a more scientific and innovative approach to weight management, healthy aging and disease prevention then these DNA-Based programs are recommended.

GxSlim: DNA-Based Weight Management Programgxslim-product-image.png

GxSlim is a weight management program that takes your unique genetic makeup into account and provides you with diet and exercise strategies that are tailored to your genotype. This is not guesswork, one-size-fits-all or a fad diet of any kind – these are the only diet and exercise recommendations you will ever need again, because they are based on your DNA

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gxrenew-product.pngGxRenew: Innovative Genetics-Based Healthy Aging Program

GxRenew is an innovative healthy aging program that utilizes your genetic profile to provide nutrient, food, activity and lifestyle recommendations to keep you looking and feeling young longer.  Recently published research has linked numerous aging signs to genetic predisposition, and many of these indications may be addressed with DNA-based lifestyle changes.

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GxNutrient: Micro-Nutrient ScorecardGxNutrient_cover.png.png

GxNutrient provides a comprehensive analysis of your genetic predisposition to absorbing micronutrients in your diet. Even if you eat a perfectly balanced diet with plenty of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, most of us have some difficulty in absorbing one or more micronutrients at the cellular level. Understanding your genetic profile for how your body likely processes key vitamins and minerals is an important step in developing a healthy nutrition program.

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GxPerform: Peak Athletic Performance

Coming Soon Spring 2017! Will evaluate genetic traits for injury predisposition, fast twitch muscle fibers, VO2Max, etc.