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Your genes

Genetic testing – showing the errors in your code…

Knowing which genes put you at risk allows you to pro-actively adapt a healthy lifestyle in order to minimise the impact of unhealthy choices.

By using a new, revolutionary science called nutrigenomics, you’ll receive the key to longevity. This science provides enough information to help prevent different environmentally induced diseases, cancer prevention, anti-aging, chronic fatigue and heart disease.

Blueprint Health is proud of using this science and new technology as foundation of the health maintenance programme and the results clients are offered.

Simply put, nutrigenomics is based on the fact that our genes contain coded instructions to make all the proteins that are necessary for our bodies to function. Every single enzyme, hormone or antibody involved in all of the metabolic processes in our bodies is controlled and regulated by our genes.

Every human being has a unique genotype, with some of us having discreet genetic variations or mutations that impact the way in which a protein is taken up in a metabolic process, causing the process not to work exactly as it should.

The variation might, for example, cause the body to overproduce or underproduce a substance. Sometimes this variation can protect us from disease, but often that variation may increase the risk of developing chronic disease, especially when an unhealthy diet is followed or less-than-ideal lifestyle choices are made.

Nutrigenomics makes it possible to maximise positive health outcomes by manipulating the environment.

Blueprint Health uses genetic profiling because it is the only pro-active guide to initiate a personalised preventive health plan.

Almost all chronic illnesses (e.g. diabetes) are strongly influenced by the impact of our lifestyle on our gene map. A risk screen allows an opportunity to tailor the client’s lifestyle to minimise the impact of the environment (e.g. diet or smoking) on their genes.

Although nutrigenomics does not predict risk, it does provide targets for active intervention. These targets can be influenced by nutrition, supplementation and changes in lifestyle, for example, to quit smoking and to increase exercise.

The procedure of genetic testing is very simple. A swab or blood sample is taken as part of a health screening and counselling is done by a registered service provider.

The client’s personal information is captured and the sample is transported to a specialised laboratory in a sealed, coded envelope, together with the client’s written consent.

The comprehensive report is sent to the provider, who will give the client feedback by translating the information in easily understandable terms.