Genetic Tests

Unsure if you need a Genetic Test?

We’re not talking ancestry tests here, but medical genetics – have you any weak areas it might be useful to know about so you can strengthen them and prevent issues in the future? Are there any weaknesses keeping you from getting well using normal interventions?

For example, do you have methylation or other detox issues you could support? Do you naturally put more weight on, not sleep, not make Vitamin D from sunlight easily (me!), create more inflammation, not balance your blood sugar or cholesterol as well as you might because you have genetic ‘weakness’ there?

In truth, I don’t go too heavy on really complicated genetic testing because I am of the firm belief that just because we have the genes or SniPs does not mean that we will develop the problem in the vast majority of cases. That said, sometimes knowing you have a possible weakness in an area can explain why you can’t get better using normal interventions – and means you can take steps to prevent future illness, which I AM all for!

Testing Summary

Dead simple: do the Optimal Health Pro (PHC). These will give you a general look at some of the key genetic markers for health. You can also use the Lifecode Gx tests for eg. histamine, methylation, detox etc (PHC).

The myDNA Optimal Health Pro

I have been searching for ages for a really good gene test which actually gives valuable, practical information for people. Many of the gene tests available give you shed-loads of SNiPs and leave you wondering what the heck they all mean.

We know that genes are not set in stone and that environmental and diet changes in the very least can influence how those genes are expressed, or switched on or off.

The Optimal Health Pro gives a really good overview and a fantastic report using information on your diet and lifestyle too that you supply – which makes sense of the results in the most key areas for you. You can then go through each element that shows up and do stuff about it – work with a practitioner who will guide you.

Look at the sample report – all 47 pages of it; I love this one!

Other Genetic Tests

You can test specific genetic areas using Lifecode Gx tests (PHC). You can see all the different genetic reports from them here, whether you are looking at oestrogen dominance, histamine breakdown, methylation, detoxification, nervous system or thyroid, for example.

Note that there are other gene tests scattered throughout the various test pages for you – see thyroid tests, for example.

Testing Summary

Dead simple: do the Optimal Health Pro (PHC). These will give you a general look at some of the key genetic markers for health. You can also use the Lifecode Gx tests for eg. histamine, methylation, detox etc (PHC).