Nutrigenomix

Eat according to your genes with genetic testing for personalized nutrition.

When it comes to nutrition, a one-size-fits-all approach really doesn’t fit all. We each respond differently to foods, vitamins, and dietary habits. Find out what works best for you based on your genes, not food trends.

With personalized nutrition, you can look beyond recommended daily intakes to optimize your health and help prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases.

Get practical recommendations focused on your key risks, food tolerances and tendencies. 45 genetic markers are tested using a simple, non-invasive saliva test. Once the lab compiles the results, a report is sent to our Registered Dietitian who will review the results with you and give customized advice.

To book a Nutrigenomix appointment, call 204-632-3910 or email us.

  • NutrigenomixTM

    $49900

    Includes consultation with a Registered Dietitian plus genetic testing. Partly covered by most private health insurance plans.
    Price subject to change and applicable taxes.

... a Lasting Investment

Your lifestyle, goals and food preferences may change, but your genes stay the same.

Your Nutrigenomix results will always be relevant to your health and are an investment in chronic disease prevention and optimal health. As new discoveries in nutrigenomics are made, panels with additional information could become available without re-testing.

... Simplify Healthy Eating

Instead of focusing on restrictive diets, ever-changing fads, and superfoods, make the changes that most affect your health.

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, knowing what works for your genetic make-up and avoiding trends and advice that don’t work for you.

Call 204-632-3910 or email rehabclinic@wellnessinstitute.ca to book.
Follow-up appointments with the dietitian are available by phone or FaceTime video chat, as well as in-person. Guests and members are welcome without referral.

Learn how your genes affect your health, including your:

Specific Risk Factors for Chronic Disease

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.

Nutrient Metabolism & Food Intolerances

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.

Ability to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

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.

Response to Exercise

People can’t seem to agree what workout is the best... and for 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.

What is your DNA trying to tell you?

For some, salt poses a serious threat to heart health. 40% to 50% of us carry a variant of the ACE gene which increases the risk of high blood pressure with excess sodium intake.

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If you’re like 50% of us and have a risk variant of the NOS3 gene, boosting your intake of Omega-3 fats can lower blood triglyceride levels (reducing risk for heart disease).

Would you benefit from eating more whole grains? 1 in 2 people have the risk variant of the TCF7L2 gene, making their risk of developing type 2 diabetes higher when their diet includes low amounts of whole grains.

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Not everyone requires the same amount of vitamin C for the healthy growth and repair of body tissues. Your needs are influenced by the GSTT1 gene.

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The HLA gene is the most important predictor of gluten intolerance. Nutrigenomix examines six HLA variants to determine if your risk of intolerance is high, medium, or low.

Getting conflicting advice on coffee? The answer is in your genes. CYP1A2 controls the enzyme that affects how you break down caffeine. For slow metabolizers, standard intake advice could increase risk of a heart attack.

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How Does it Work?

Lifestyle choices have a big impact on health risks. Nutrigenomix is a tool to help you better understand how your body may respond to those choices. The genetic test is not intended to predict or diagnose any disease, nutrient deficiency or health condition.

The entire process should take between 2-4 weeks. It includes an initial appointment in which a sample of your saliva will be taken for testing. Once the results are in, we will book a follow-up with our Registered Dietitian to review your results and customized plan. Follow-up appointments are available by phone or FaceTime video chat, as well as in-person.

Nutrigenomix is partially covered by most health insurance providers as consultation with a Registered Dietitian. Please check your coverage.

We take the security of your personal health information seriously. Your DNA kit is marked with a unique barcode, used as the identifier for your sample. Only our Registered Dietitian will be able to link your kit's barcode to your personal information. All genetic data is sent through a secure 256-bit encryption server. Samples are stored in a secure, controlled-access facility and labeled only with your unique barcode.