Nutrition Genetic testing, is a new scientific discipline that uses modern genomics technology to study the relationship between genes, nutrition and health. It has long been apparent that some people respond differently from others to certain foods. For example, individuals with lactose intolerance experience gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming certain dairy products, while other individuals can consume dairy with no problems. Nutrition Genetic test allows us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.
Dietary consultation is a service that we all may require or just desire at some point of our lives, but too often the advice given is generic. A common saying is that our genes load the gun, but it is our lifestyle choices that pull the trigger. If we knew that our genetics played a significant role in how we respond to the foods we eat, wouldn’t this genetic information be crucial to provide the most effective nutritional advice? Well, thanks to the advancement in Nutritional Sciences, we now know that our genes play an important role in how our nutrition affects our health.
At CRG we provide personalized dietary consultations by incorporating the science of nutrigenomics and using key genetic information to define how you respond to your diet and understand what changes you could make to improve your overall long-term health. With a team that has both research and clinical experience, we are able to provide you with the most effective dietary consultation service possible.
How we do it
Using a blood sample, the Nutrition Genetic Test helps us optimize your diet to your genes in order to reduce your risk of certain health conditions and diseases. Each gene tested is significantly involved in the way your body processes or metabolizes a certain nutrient or dietary component. With that information, we know which foods and nutrients your body needs more – or less – of to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.