START FROM YOUR DNA UP

HOW I WORK

I offer DNA testing that relates to your nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices. I help you weave your results together into a personlised health action plan with the aim of optimal wellness and lifestyle-related chronic disease prevention.

A DNA test can highlight your genetic strengths and weakness. For example, knowing that your genes allow you to recover quickly after exercise could be very useful if you're an athlete. Likewise, getting a 'heads up' that you're predisposed to inflammation and cardiovascular disease could also be very useful.

I don't look at big genetic variations like a genetic counsellor does. Instead, I focus on smaller genetic variations ('misspellings') and their interaction with each other, the outside world and your health choices. 

Your genetic 'misspellings' can lead to imbalances in your biochemistry which could predispose you to certain lifestyle-related chronic diseases. If not supported with personalised nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices, these imbalances could move into more serious diseases on the chronic disease spectrum such as insulin resistance, diabetes, cardiovascular and brain disease, cancer and more.

Chronic diseases are very prevalent today and conventional medicine doesn't really have solutions. Living in pain, with limited movement, reduced energy, foggy brain or poor memory along with many other health risks, can prevent you from living your best life, especially as you get older. In many instances, prevention needs to start many years before you get old. If you would like to enjoy a long, healthy healthspan, you may find this test useful.

The good news is that, by knowing your DNA better and personalising your health choices, you'll be able to support your genetic weak points, help your biochemistry work better, and feel optimally well more of the time.

I believe that this is where true lifestyle-related chronic disease prevention lies.

 

Practical & Useful information

THE DNA TEST

To get a comprehensive overview of your specific genetic strengths and weakness, I use the 3X4 DNA test.

BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES

This DNA test looks at important biochemical processes that happen in every cell in your body, like how well your body detoxes and methylates, and your risk for inflammation, oxidative stress and DNA damage.

MAJOR SYSTEMS

These key biochemical processes can affect the health and balance of major systems in your body, such as your brain and vascular health, your glucose and insulin balance, your sex hormone balance, your bones, collagen and joint health, and your risk for blood clotting. Chronic disease can affect all these systems. Knowing your genetic predispositions can help you turn these risks off.

DIET & EXERCISE

The 3X4 DNA test also suggests the best type of diet and exercise for you. For example, some people pick up weight faster and lose weight slower than average, despite all their best efforts, as determined by their genetic variations. This can be really useful to know because it can guide you to more personlised action plans and more personlised results.

REPORT & ACTION PLAN

The 3X4 DNA test has a colourful, easy-to-understand report which makes it easy for you to understand your results and start actioning the recommendations immediately.

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SUPER SIMPLE

How do I do the test? 

1. ORDER

Order your DNA test and consult here.

2. DELIVERY

Once you've emailed your details, I'll arrange for your DNA test kit to be couriered directly to your door (South Africa only currently) within 2-3 working days.

2. REGISTER KIT

When you receive your DNA test kit, find the QR code image. Open your camera and point it at the QR code. No need to take a picture of the code - your camera will automatically scan the code. Fill your details into the form and make payment. Your DNA test kit is now be registered with the lab.

4. DO YOUR SWAB

Rub the inside of both your cheeks firmly with the long earbud swab to do your DNA sample. Rub firmly enough to ensure cells rub on to the earbud but not so that you cause bleeding.

5. COURIER COLLECTION

Call the courier to collect - this is really easy and all instructions are in your test kit.

6. BEGIN YOUR PERSONALISED HEALTH JOURNEY

Your DNA will take around 2 weeks to process. Once your report is ready, I'll contact you to set up a time to chat in person or online. 

Please contact me at any stage of this process if you have questions: liveheidi@liveheidi.com 

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UNDERSTAND YOUR BODY BETTER

DNA CONSULT

When we meet, I will explain your results and show you how you can personalise your nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices for optimal health and disease prevention.

Depending on your DNA results and symptoms, I may suggest real-time testing, such as blood, saliva, urine and/or stool testing, to measure and track whether your genetic predispositions are manifesting in real-time.

Our first consult will be 90 minutes and follow up consults 60 minutes.

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PERSONALISE YOUR HEALTH CHOICES

NUTRITION | ENVIRONMENT | LIFESTYLE

We'll focus on rebalancing your biochemistry through your nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices because these choices have such a profound effect on our bodies, and because your conventional doctor may not.

PERSONALISE YOUR EATING

NUTRITION

We'll discuss which nutrients your body might need more of, and in which form, to help the cogs of your biochemistry to turn optimally. 

REDUCE YOUR TOXIN EXPOSURE

ENVIRONMENT

Environmental toxicity plays such a huge role in triggering illness and can keep you feeling suboptimal. We'll chat about possible sources of toxicity in your environment, and discuss ways that you can remove these toxins from your environment, body and life.

HOW YOU LIVE

LIFESTYLE

Past and present stressors, the thoughts you think, how much alcohol you drink, how many cigarettes you smoke, the length and the quality of your sleep, how much exercise you do, all play a key role in helping your body function optimally. We'll go into all of these.

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ORDER

Order your DNA test and consult here.

 liveheidi@liveheid.com | 083 382 1300