Fitgenes

Personalised Health and Wellbeing

The Fitgenes Fast Track to Health program is based on the science of Nutrigenomics and how our genes are influenced by our nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. Scientific evidence tells us that our genes are notstatic, but in fact responsive to the choices we make, which impacts on how effectively they ‘express’ themselves. Gene expression is a way of explaining how we feel in terms of our wellbeing and how effectively our bodies function.

Based on a non-invasive saliva sample which is analysed and returned to us as a personalised genetic profile, we are able to take a holistic approach to addressing facets of your genetic profile that reveal what nutritional supplements will benefit you the most, the best choices of foods to consume and the type of exercise that will have a positive effect. This effectively eliminates any guesswork around what will work for you as the treatment plan is based on your own genetic profile.

We will guide you through the Fitgenes Fast Track to Health program with a series of consultations, ultimately seeing you through to a healthier state of physical and mental wellbeing.

Measurable Results

We all have areas of our health and wellbeing that would like to address, such as:

• Weight loss
• Relief from joint pain
• Better sleeping patterns
• Regulation of hormone imbalances
• Healthier ageing
• Menopause balance
• Heart health
• Increased energy and vitality
• Blood pressure

The Fitgenes Fast Track to Health Program takes a holistic approach to your healthcare and we can offer you a personalised and proactive approach to planning your treatment focusing on health and wellbeing matters that effect you, rather than a one size fits all approach.

Additional Benefits

The education around making healthier choices for yourself embedded within the program means maintenance of your new lifestyle and healthier choices is simplified and achievable for the long term. There are also generational benefits for those yet to have children due to the positive epigenetic effects. That is, by enhancing the quality of your gene expression, your children will benefit from the results your good choices.

Find Out More

If you would like to know more about how personalised genetic profiling and the Fast Track to Health Program can benefit you, please contact us 1300 693 499 today to book your consultation.

Fitgenes Australia is a world leader in offering the latest information on the role the AMY 1 gene plays in how starch in carbohydrates are metabolised.

Fitgenes has developed Carb Choice, a personalised genetic profile report informed by your AMY1 gene which affects how effectively you metabolise starch from carbohydrates.

How your body processes starch carbohydrates plays an important role in these and other everyday health and wellbeing issues.

Why should you care about your AMY1 gene?

Scientific studies have shown that variations in the human salivary amylase gene (AMY1) differ based on populations, which have traditionally eaten high starch diets, compared to those who have traditionally eaten low starch diets. Variations within the AMY1 gene influence how well your body can breakdown and process starch, meaning that some people can tolerate these carbohydrates better than others.

Starch is the most common carbohydrate included in human diets – however, there is a considerable range of variation between cultures of dietary starch intake. Traditionally, “high starch” populations tended to be agricultural societies and arid region hunter-gathers, while “low starch” populations included rainforest and arctic hunter-gatherers and some pastoralists.

What is your AMY 1 Gene?

AMY1 is a gene that produces the enzyme amylase.

What is Amylase?

Amylase is found in our saliva and plays a major role in the digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate found in grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Amylase begins the process of carbohydrate metabolism in the mouth.

50% of bread starch and 25% of pasta starch is broken down during the short chewing time of 19 to 27 secs.

 

What will knowing my AMY1 gene variation tell me?

Lower AMY1 copy number indicates:

  • Reduced amount of enzyme in your saliva needed to break down starch
  • A reduced tolerance of high-starch diets
  • A greater risk or predisposition to obesity
  • Reduced glycaemic control (reduced glucose or blood sugar control)
  • Increased risk for metabolic abnormalities

 

Higher AMY1 copy numbers mean indviduals are better adapted to a high-starch diet.

 

Test your AMY 1 gene to help you understand:

  • Are you 800% more likely to be overweight or obese
  • How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate carbohydrates
  • How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate gluten
  • Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of being overweight
  • Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of having diabetes
  • How many grams of carbohydrates can you eat per day
  • What type of carbohydrates should you avoid
  • How effectively do you use your carbohydrates for energy

Who should test their AMY 1 Gene?

  • Anyone who wants to understand how their body metabolises  and tolerates carbohydrates
  • Anyone who wants to make the best dietary choices for themselves
  • Gluten intolerant or Celiacs
  • Food sensitivities
  • Struggling to lose weight or maintain weight loss
  • Diabetic or insulin resistant
  • Gut dysbiosis under or over growth
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Persistent infections such as thrush or urinary tract infections
  • Have periodontal (gum) disease