What is the Human Genome Project?
The Human Genome Project began in 1990 as a 15 year multi-national project with the goal to identify and map out a human’s DNA.
With the completion of the project in 2003, it was determined that humans have 20-25,000 genes.
The project now continues to focus on what each genes does and how it does it.
Why Use our Genes?
New “cutting edge” scientific technology, backed by extensive medical research, is now commercially available to test genes that directly influence our fitness, health and nutrition.
This effectively means we are to personalise a program tailored to individual needs in terms of adjusting diet, exercise and lifestyle choices which can lead to significant improvements in overall health and well-being.
Can We Change Our Genes?
Simply, not it is not possible to change our genes, however what we can do is compensate for their influence by making the correct nutritional, fitness and lifestyle choices.
There is a common misconception that our “inherited genes” determine our fate in life. In fact, extensive research now tells us that this is not necessarily so.
Which Genes Does Fitgenes Test?
By applying the science of Nutrigenetics, Fitgenes analyses specific lifestyle and health related genes, which proactively influence:
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What is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics is the ability to influence the effects of various genes using specific and targeted nutrition, fitness and lifestyle interventions.
The objective of this discipline is to translate the most recent genetic research into practical everyday applications for improving fitness, health and nutritional outcomes.
How Does Nutrition Influence My Genes?
Our genes do not function in isolation; instead, gene activity depends on a variety of nutrients as co-factors.
Nutrients provide the building blocks of our genes as well as determining their level of activity. Many of our genes are essentially act like a “dimmer switch” on a light – they can be effectively “dialled up” or “dialled down” depending on what foods we choose to put into our mouth.
How Do My Genes Affect Exercise?
Exercise is normally undertaken without “inside intelligence” or without knowing your personal genetic make-up, making it difficult to identify the specific frequency, type and intensity of exercise your body will best respond to in order to maximise your physiological capabilities.
Personal genetic profiling ensures a better understanding of one’s own physical capabilities, allowing for more targeted and specific interventions to be designed and implemented, ensuring each individual’s goals match their own genetics through well-managed exercise regimens.
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If the personal information you provide is incomplete or inaccurate, we may not be able to provide you with the services that you are seeking.
Does the Fitgenes Program Prevent Disease?
Simply, no. The focus for Fitgenes is on “preventative health” and not on using genetic profiling to diagnose disease states.
Fitgenes analyses the genes that potentially affect fitness, health and nutrition outcomes.
By applying targeted interventions with regard to exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices, the program can be applied to help people maximise their potential for " Healthy Living : Healthy Ageing ".
How Does Fitgenes Test My Genes?
Fitgenes tests your genes through a simple, quick and non-invasive salivary test that will typically take you about 3-5 minutes.
You can do the test anywhere. Just follow the simple instructions in the test kit and mail us your sample and we’ll deliver the results to you in 15-18 working days.
How Accurate is the DNA Profiling Process?
Fitgenes uses the very latest genetic testing technology which ensures your DNA results are 99.9% accurate.
Who Will See My Results?
Your Fitgenes Certified Practitioner willl see your results. They are 100% confidential and private and will be destroyed after analysis.
You also have the option for your DNA data to be used as de-identified data for research or having your DNA destroyed after the completion of analysis.
Will my insurance company be shown my personal genetic profile?
... and, will my results affect my insurance premium?
The Fitgenes company policy is such that no insurance company or any other legal party can access your DNA data or personal results.
Therefore, your DNA profile with Fitgenes will have no bearing on your insurance premiums.
Will my personal DNA be used for further testing and/or research purposes?
Your DNA results will only be used for further research should you elect this option.
You may choose for your results to be destroyed after analysis.
How do I interpret the results? Will someone from Fitgenes help me?
Your personal Fitgenes Certified Practitioner will analyse your results and guide through the interpretation process.
From there, your Fitgenes Certified Practitioner will develop a personalised program tailored specifically to your genetic makeup.
How long does it take for my genetic profile to return?
Your results will be typically available in 15-18 working days and you will be notified by your Fitgenes Certified Practitioner as soon as they are available.