DNA | Diet + Estrogen + Medcheck Psych

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This DNA test that incorporates DNA | Diet + Estrogen and MyPsychRx into one. 

The benefit of ordering this test from MY DNA CHOICES.

The feedback session is included in the cost of the test.

DNA | Diet + Estrogen Test

Your DNA holds a wealth of invaluable information about your health and can tell you everything from whether you’re lactose intolerant to if you are at risk for potential DNA damage. Knowing this, it’s absurd to think that we don’t all have an intimate knowledge of our genetic makeup.

We believe that more info is better than less. We believe that more info can be far more useful. Combining* our genetic tests to best suit your needs gives you more info, plus works out more cost effective.

DNA | Diet

Have you ever followed a diet to the letter and not seen the benefits? The answer to that question is probably yes, as everybody is different, and there is no universal diet that works for everyone.

One of the first products of its kind in the world, DNA | Diet is a test designed to help you manage your weight in a healthy and effective way. It does this by giving you and your healthcare practitioner the information you need to design a personalised weight management plan based on your genetic makeup.

Your genes offer valuable information about how your body reacts to carbohydrates, saturated fats and intensity of exercise, allowing for extreme personalisation of your eating plan to suit your needs.

DNA | Diet tests several well-researched gene variations that impact metabolism, absorption, and storage of fats and carbohydrates, as well as eating behaviour. Research shows that everyone responds differently to different food combinations and there isn’t one correct way of eating for everyone.

With the information gleaned from your DNA | Diet test, you can understand how your body will respond to the three most effective healthy eating plans. i.e. Low Fat, Mediterranean, and Low Carbohydrate. Once we have your results, we will provide a detailed report with recommendations that include dietary changes and an exercise programme.

Benefits of DNA | Diet

  • Provides strategies for weight management based on genetic makeup
  • Provides motivation for people looking to lose weight
  • Provides an understanding of why previous weight-management programs may have been unsuccessful
  • Provides insight into which diet type (i.e. Mediterranean-style, low carbohydrate, low-fat diet) may be most suited to you, based on your genotype 

DNA | Estrogen

Did you know that approximately 80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history? Pretty terrifying, right? Which is why DNA | Estrogen is a test we recommend every woman over the age of 18 should take.

Estrogen affects the function of several target tissues, and research shows that an increased lifetime exposure to estrogen is a strong risk factor for developing breast cancer.

DNA | Estrogen looks for gene variants that have been shown to have an impact on how estrogen is metabolised in your body. The test includes 11 genes involved in estrogen biosynthesis, estrogen metabolism, and phase I and phase II detoxification.

The results of the test provide information to create personalised diet, lifestyle, hormone, and nutraceutical recommendations to improve estrogen metabolism in your body.

This test is beneficial to both men and women who suffer from numerous estrogen-dominant conditions and who have a higher lifetime exposure to estrogens, estrogen metabolites, and other carcinogens.

Benefits of DNA | Estrogen

Recommended for:

  • Men or women with a strong family history of breast, ovarian, colon or prostate cancer.
  • Women who suffer from estrogen-dominant conditions such as endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and uterine fibroid tumours.
  • Women considering oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy or bio-identical hormone supplementation.
  • Women who are considering in-vitro fertilisation or who have been diagnosed with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. 

    DNA | Medhceck Psych

    Pharmacogenomics, the study of the relationship between genes and response to drugs, has been the subject of intensive research over the past two decades and robust evidence now exists to support testing under clinical conditions.

    There is a great deal of variability in how someone responds to medications due to their genes that govern drug metabolism. Pharmacogenomics empowers your doctor to provide person-specific medical interventions and replaces the current trial and error approach to drug therapy.

    A pharmacogenomics test gives insight into how specific prescription drugs are metabolised, transported, and bound in your body. This, in turn, allows your doctor to prescribe those medications that will most likely be effective, to avoid those that will not, and to better adjust medication doses to safe, yet therapeutic, levels. Such a personalised approach to medicine has the power to produce better results, particularly for individuals whose genetic profile puts them at risk of experiencing either treatment failure or an adverse reaction from a given drug.

    With a deeper knowledge of your genetics, you can ensure you’re taking the right medication, at the right dose. It means fewer side-effects, safer treatment, and maximum efficacy.  

      mypsychRx analyses genetic variants linked to the metabolism of key psychotropic medications such as:

      • Antiaddictives
      • Anti-ADHD agents
      • Anticonvulsants
      • Antidementia agents
      • Antidepressants
      • Antipsychotics
      • Benzodiazepines
      • Mood stabilizers

        Your mygeneRx Results

        Once your mygeneRx cheek swab has been returned to the lab for analysis, and your test analysis in the lab, the results will be sent to you. We encourage you to discuss your results with your doctor so they can plan a safe, informed and effective treatment plan for you.

        Note: If your medical practitioner isn’t willing to assist in the process, you should consider getting a second opinion. You have the right to choose a medical practitioner willing to accommodate your unique healthcare needs. We can recommend health care practitioners trained in this test if need be.

        Understanding Genetics

        It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but genetic testing is a powerful health tool that can give you a deep understanding of how your body works. 

        At the heart of it is the molecule DNA. Every single cell in our bodies – from our heart to skin, blood and bone – contains a complete set of our DNA. This powerful molecule carries our genetic code and determines all manner of traits, from our eye colour to aspects of our personalities and, of course, our health. Interestingly, 99.9% of the DNA from two people is identical. It’s the other 0.1% of DNA code sequences that make us unique.

        What are Genes?

        Genes are segments of DNA that contain the instructions your body needs to make each of the many thousands of proteins required for life. Each gene is comprised of thousands of combinations of ‘letters’ which make up your genetic code. The code gives the instructions to make the proteins required for proper development and function.

        What are Gene Variations?

        An example of a genetic variation is that one ‘letter’ may be replaced by another. These variations can lead to changes in the resulting proteins being made. For example, a ‘C’ may be changed to a ‘G’ at a point in the genetic code. When the variation affects only one genetic ‘letter’ it is called a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, or SNP (pronounced “snip”). Variations can however also affect more than one ‘letter’. Genetic tests look at specific chromosomes, genes or proteins, and the variations that occur within them, to make observations about disease or disease risk, body processes or physical traits.  

        Are Gene Variations Bad?

        In general, variations should not be considered good or bad. Rather, genetic variations are simply slight differences in the genetic code. The key is to know which form of the variation you carry so that you can make appropriate lifestyle choices. And that is the beauty of genetic testing. It can tell you more about the way you're built so that you can tailor your lifestyle to fit your biology.

        Tests For 

        • DNA | Diet: Gene variations associated with diet, exercise, weight management, metabolism, insulin sensitivity, satiety and feeding behaviour.
        • DNA| Estrogen: Gene variations associated with a reduced ability to detoxify estrogen, the potential for DNA damage, and a risk from environmental carcinogens including the contraceptive Pill and IVF.
        • Medcheck Psych: Gene variations associated with the metabolism (breakdown) of common psychiatry medications (listed in the test sample report below).

        Test Type 

        DNA test 

        Sample Required

        Buccal (cheek) lining swab

        Average Processing Time

        18-21 days

        Test Sample Report