REALIGN: The First Step to Total Wellness
In today’s contemporary living environment, we are exposed to various chronic health issues due to a number of external factors including our lifestyle such as imbalance food intake, unhealthy eating habits smoking and drinking, insufficient sleep, chemical and food additives, stress as well as environmental conditions such as air pollution. These external factors post serious threats to our health in the long run, thus making preventive and proactive approaches inevitable.
At The Laureate Wellness, our professional team of healthcare experts will help you take your first step to total wellness by realigning your health through Genetic Profiling, In this first phase, your DNA composition will assessed with our FITGENES Genetic Profiling Programme, so we can utilize the science of Nutrigenomics to tailor-made nutritional, exercise and lifestyle programmes that fit your genetic make-up to achieve your desired wellness.
Know Your Gene
Every person is unique as underpinned by our genes. It influences everything from our height to eye colour to susceptibility to potential chronic conditions and diseases. We have thought for a long time that our DNA was hard wired and could not be changed. It is true that we can’t change our inherited genes, but now we know that environmental factors, such as diet, exercise and supplements can alter the way our genes are expressed, making even identical twins different.
Why FITGENES Genetic Profiling is Essential
If you’re wondered why your friends have no problems keeping the kilo off while you find it so difficult to lose weight despite a strict regime diet and exercise? Why some people smoke for 10 years get lung cancer while others who have been smoking for 40 years are still hale and hearty? Your genes could be the blame for all these. Now, all these guesswork can be answered by the FITGENES Personalised Genetic Profiling test. The FITGENES Personalised Genetic Profiling is a new science-based health solution that helps to discover your current and future personal health conditions. It is a test that only needs to be done once in your lifetime. With a simple pain-free buccal swab collection, it provides an accurate assessment of your inherent condition by analysing 54 potent genes that focus on 5 key areas of chronic disease risk markers:
Immunity & Inflammation (14 genes)
Inflammation is a natural body defence mechanism and an important part of the normal immune response. Ideally, when you get sick or injured, you want a strong inflammatory response that ensures you deal effectively with any infection and injury, but then settles down. However, if inflammation response prolonged, chronic inflammation leads to tissue destruction and muscle wastage as well as inhibits your ability to control your weight. Chronic inflammation is a factor in the development of many serious diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Genetically, some people are more likely to have this overly aggressive inflammatory response.
Cellular Defence & Detoxification (11 genes)
Every minute of every day our body produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), as referred to as free radicals. Research is demonstrating that free radicals cause oxidative stress, damage our DNA and leads to ageing and underlies all disease processes. Genetically, some people do not produce good levels of antioxidant enzymes to remove these free radicals, and are at risk of increased oxidative damage. Genetically, some people have overactive or underactive liver detoxification enzymes. In addition, environmental factors such as heavy metals and poor air quality can inhibit your detoxification enzymes. When detoxification function is weak in the liver, some symptoms such as fatigue, poor skin quality, poor appetite and poor body function will result.
Cardiovascular Health (13 genes)
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. Blood vessels have to be healthy and free of disease in order to deliver oxygen and nutrients to every cell in your body. Some people are genetically prone to vasoconstriction (narrowing the blood vessels) and are prone to high blood pressure. Besides, some people are also genetically prone to plaque build-up and their blood vessels becoming stiff and inelastic and hence increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. High levels of homocysteine in the blood cause oxidative stress and inflammation and increase the risk of atherosclerosis and blood clotting. Some people genetically are unable to clear homocysteine and thus increased the risk of getting cardiovascular disease.
Fat Metabolism & Cholesterol Regulation (14 genes)
Obesity increases risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, certain cancers and joints problems. It also leads to increase inflammation and oxidative stress. Your lifestyle choices around diet and exercise play a crucial role in weight maintenance. However, your genes also have a major role in weight maintenance. Weight maintenance and weight loss are not simply about calories in and calories out. Some people are genetically more prone to having a weight problem. Your genes influence how much total carbohydrate and fat you can tolerate, and how effectively you can burn body fat from different type of exercises. It also influences appetite control and satiety. Some people are genetically prone to overeating and weight rebound.
Vitamin D Metabolism (2 genes)
Vitamin D is important for bone health, your immune system, skin and cardiovascular health. The health benefit of vitamin D is determined by vitamin D receptor efficiency and the efficiency of the enzyme pathways that turn vitamin D into an active hormone. Vitamin D deficiency affects almost 50% of the world’s population and genetic variation is one of the contributing factors to this major health problem.
Through FITGENES Genetic Profiling, we can help you learn how to prevent chronic diseases and reduce the risks or chances of developing serious health conditions by offering you custom-made nutritional, exercise and lifestyle programmes that fit your genetic composition to achieve best positive results.