Call Us - Hunt Club613-224-2077 Call Us - Kanata343-309-9654 Book Online Today Nutrigenomix the nutrition DNA test Contact us today to schedule an appointment Name* Email* Phone* Choose location*West Hunt ClubKanata Choose service*PhysiotherapyChiropractorAcupunctureMassage TherapyDietitianYogaCold PlungeInfrared SaunaIV Therapy Message* Input this code: Thank you for requesting an appointment We usually respond within one business day. If you’ve messaged us outside of normal business hours, we will be happy to help you once we’re back. Please note that no bookings are final until we have reserved a time slot using your credit card. Hours of operation Monday to Thursday: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday: Appointment only Sunday: Closed Please be aware of our cancellation policy. When it comes to nutrition, a one-size-fits-all approach really doesn’t fit all. Each of us responds differently to foods, carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, dietary habits and exercise. Now you can find out what works best for you based on your genes, not food trends. Nutrigenomix testing helps your registered dietitian skip the early trial-and-error process and zero in on the best approach for you, based on your DNA. Personalised nutrition to optimise your health Now you can eat according to your genes, with personalised nutrition through an exciting service called Nutrigenomix. A Nutrigenomix test analyses your DNA for genetic variants that affect your response to the foods and beverages you consume. Some people respond differently than others to certain foods. If you’re lactose intolerant, for example, you’ll experience gastrointestinal discomfort from consuming dairy products, while others can consume all the dairy they want with no problems. DNA-based recommendations can provide greater individual precision than the general dietary guidelines. With Nutrigenomix testing, your dietitian will be able to develop the best dietary plan to help you meet your nutrition and fitness goals. Lifestyle choices have a big impact on health risks Instead of falling for the next celebrity diet, ever-changing fads or the latest superfood, you can make meaningful changes with dietary advice tailored to your individual genetic profile. Knowing your key health risk factors — based on your genes — can help you focus on the changes that will have the most impact. You’ll eat smarter when you know what works for your genetic makeup, while avoiding trends and advice that don’t work for you. How does Nutrigenomix work? Our registered dietitian will take a painless sample of your saliva, and we’ll test 70 different genetic markers to get a clear picture of your unique makeup. Once the results are back from the lab, our registered dietitian will contact you for a follow-up session to review the results. You’ll receive a customised nutrition plan based on clear, personalised, evidence-based dietary advice. The entire process usually takes between 2–4 weeks. Your Nutrigenomix results will always be a relevant investment in your health. As new discoveries in Nutrigenomix are made, additional information becomes available without the need for retesting. You’ll be able to get practical recommendations focused on: Best advice for weight management Cardiometabolic health Chronic disease risk Nutrient metabolism Food intolerances Physical activity Eating habits Injury risk Contact us today to book a consultation Book your consultation Experience peak athletic performance with Nutrigenomix sports testing Genetic differences are known to impact the absorption of the nutrition in the foods we eat. Many dietary patterns, supplement strategies, and nutrient imbalances can directly impact exercise capacity and performance. The Nutrigenomics sport test is designed to provide personalised nutrition and performance-related recommendations that will help athletes of all levels boost their physical and mental performance while optimising body composition. With the Nutrigenomix sports test you can also find out how your genes affect your response to training methods and workouts, so you can make the most of your time. You’ll see how your genes can affect your: Recovery Injury risk Motivation Metabolism Mental focus Eating habits Pain tolerance Aerobic capacity Food intolerances Body composition Nutrient requirements Exercise performance What Nutrigenomix can help you discover Specific risk factors for chronic disease Collapse Knowing your risk factors for chronic disease, including heart disease and diabetes, can help tailor an effective prevention plan. You’ve probably heard that you should limit saturated fat and salt and include Omega-3 fats for a heart-healthy diet. Nutrigenomix adjusts advice to your genetic tolerances and looks at added factors, from caffeine to whole grain intake. Ability to lose weight and keep it off Expand When it comes to weight loss, our genes — not diet trends — determine what works best. Some people have great results with a high protein diet, while others won’t. Genetics play a role in food preferences, cravings, and the amount of calorie restriction needed to succeed. Combining this knowledge with your personal risk factors ensures a dietary plan that not only promotes effective weight loss but supports your long-term health. Nutrient metabolism and food intolerances Expand Are you prone to vitamin or mineral deficiencies? Are you likely to have issues with dairy or gluten? Instead of waiting until you have a problem to be tested, find out what tendencies are built into your DNA. Response to exercise Expand People can’t seem to agree on what workout is the best — and for a good reason. Our bodies don’t all respond the same way to exercise. Some people using exercise to lose body fat respond to endurance cardio while others do not. Find out how your genes affect your workout and make the most out of your time. Fertility test Expand The test is also designed to provide nutrition recommendations that will help couples trying to conceive to optimise their fertile potential and maintain viability, likelihood of conception, and foetal development. Frequently asked questions How is Nutrigenomix testing done? Our registered dietitian will perform this simple genetic test to determine the best foods for your body. You’re asked not to eat or drink anything (water is allowed) for 1 hour before your test. The dietitian will then take a simple saliva swab from multiple areas inside your mouth. The sample will be sent off to the Nutrigenomix lab to test 70 genetic markers, which will produce the report regarding your nutritional needs. How long does Nutrigenomix testing take? It only requires 2–3 minutes to take the sample. It takes 2–3 weeks to get your test results back from the lab. Can I get testing done without a healthcare professional? Unfortunately not. Nutrigenomix testing is only available through qualified healthcare practitioners like your family physician or registered dietitian. Only a medical professional can correctly interpret the information and construct a meal plan that’s right for your body. Why should I get a Nutrigenomix test and how will it benefit me? This test will allow your registered dietitian to design the optimal meal plan for your body and your unique genetic markers. By following the recommendations in your test report, your dietitian can instantly target the best food plan for you without going through the trial and error process, which can take weeks or months. What happens to my DNA test kit afterwards? Your DNA test kit is stored in a secure facility, labelled only with a unique barcode, which only your healthcare provider can match with your name. As new discoveries in the field of nutrigenomics are made, additional information may be added to our test reports and new panels with additional cutting-edge information could be available to you. Who will have access to my results? Only your healthcare provider will have access to your genetic test results as only your healthcare professional will be able to link your test kit’s barcode to your personal information. All genetic data is sent through a secure 256-bit encryption server. Does my insurance cover Nutrigenomix? Nutrigenomix testing is conducted through our registered dietitian, so it may be covered under your insurance plan. Contact your insurer for coverage details.