Genodiet consists of three autonomous but complementary modules. Their function is to keep weight under control, identify the right types of food for the body and detect food that could potentially cause disorders.
A proper diet provides us with what we need for growing and functioning at our best.
This knowledge dates back to ancient times, to the extent that even Hippocrates in the 4th Century BC asserted “let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”.
As we are all different from one another, not all types of food can grant each one of us the same benefits.
Our choices regarding our food intake must not be casual, in fact, they must take into consideration each individual’s specific needs.
This is now possible thanks to Nutrigenetics, a new branch of science that studies the interactions between Nutrition and Genetics, in order to identify the types of food that are most suitable for us.
By analyzing specific genetic variations, GENODIET SLIM provides clear instructions about the most suitable amount of lipids, carbohydrates and other nutritionals for helping an individual to lose weight. It is a fundamental test that provides an effective and quick way to obtain results from a hypo-caloric nutritional program and to keep them up over time.
Identifies the DNA variations that regulate our fat and sugar metabolism. It is therefore our greatest ally in accomplishing our target weight, since it identifies the percentage of fats and sugars that the body metabolizes more easily and helps us reach our target weight and keep it up over time.
Thanks to the genetic variations identified by GENODIET SLIM, six “nutritional profiles” have been determined, i.e. macro areas that provide personalized advice for obtaining a diet aimed at reaching and keeping up your target weight.
A Lipid metabolism has an advantage on carbohydrate metabolism, however it is advisable to be aware of saturated fats, due to a specific genetic variation.
B Carbohydrate metabolism is at a disadvantage if compared to lipid metabolism. It is advisable to reduce your carbohydrate percentage intake as the latter are better tolerated.
C Weight loss is favored by a reduction in carbohydrate intake. Monounsaturated fats can be greatly beneficial for these individuals.
D For individuals with this genotype saturated fats not only determine weight gain, but also an increase in cholesterol levels.
E These individuals are more susceptible to gain weight because of lipids than because of carbohydrates. An unbalanced diet that favors lipids will determine weight gain and an increase in waist size.
F As far as weight loss is concerned, these individuals are more susceptible to carbohydrates than to fats.
The right diet for each individual
This test analyzes the genes concerned with our body’s metabolic pathways (cholesterol, folic acid, homocysteine, vitamin D, detoxification, oxidative stress) and helps to get the best out of our diet, therefore, improving our health and well-being.
Now, thanks to GENODIET HEALTH it is possible to discover how to change our diet and our lifestyle in order to compensate possible genetically determined problems.
This is the only way to improve our body well-being and to enjoy good health for a longer time.
Folates and Homocysteine metabolism
Folic acid is introduced into our body through food and the bacterial flora’s reactions. This substance is essential for preventing neo-natal malformation and cardiovascular diseases. The amount of folic acid depends on the functioning of certain genes. The genetic test provides information about possible disorders in the process, this makes it easier to compensate and keep up the correct intake of this important nutritional.
Calcium and vitamin D metabolism
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and is involved in the immune system response and in preventing diseases, such as osteoporosis. The genetic test identifies genetic variations that alter the assimilation of vitamin D contained in food. By changing our diet regime it is possible to restore our correct metabolic balance.
Obesity and lipid metabolism
High cholesterol and triglyceride levels involve the risk of developing various diseases, such as hypertension, atherosclerosis and diabetes.
Lipid absorption and metabolism greatly depend on each individual’s genetic constitution. The genetic test identifies DNA variations that regulate fat metabolism and suggest how to act in order to keep up good health.
Detoxification and Oxidative stress
Our body disposes of toxins through the detoxification process. Toxins accumulate and produce free radicals which cause several diseases. The DNA test identifies the genetic variations that determine a reduced capability of the body to purify itself. It is fundamental to discover such variations in order to balance your diet regime and prevent an excess of toxins from accumulating in the body.
Be aware of certain types of food
It is possible to identify genetically based intolerances to common types of food, such as gluten, lactose, salt and caffeine. This test guarantees a quick and reliable outcome regarding possible disorders or symptomatologies.
This information completes the skills we need for choosing the most suitable nutritional program.
Such intolerances are not temporary and last throughout your entire life.
The intensity of the concerns caused by this type of intolerances varies also depending on other individual factors. However, ignoring your susceptibility to certain nutritional could cause more serious disorders in the long run.
The test identifies possible genetic intolerances, greater susceptibility or predisposition towards intolerances to specific nutritionals that are commonly found in food, such as lactose, gluten, salt and caffeine. The latter can cause a wide variety of disorders that are not always easily diagnosed.
GENETIC FOOD INTOLERANCES
Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack of the lactase enzyme and makes the individual incapable of digesting significant quantities of lactose, i.e. the sugar mainly contained in milk.
Sensibility to Salt
Sodium carries out an important function in regulating extracellular fluid volume and the body’s acid-base balance. Who is sensitive to salt is more susceptible to the effects of a diet rich in sodium and is more inclined to developing hypertension and related diseases.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease and it has already been considered for several years now as a genetically determined illness connected to the major histocompatibility complex or HLA. This disease is associated to the existence of class DQ2 and DQ8 HLA antigens. 90-95% of people that suffer from Celiac disease show the haplotype DQ2 and about 5% show the haplotype DQ8.
Sensibility to Caffeine
Caffeine is found mainly in coffee, tea and chocolate. One of caffeine’s best known properties is its stimulant effect. Recent studies show that people who have a slow caffeine metabolism, caused by a specific genetic variation, are more exposed to the risk of myocardial infarction.