Not all diets work for all people. Not all exercise programs work for everyone. This is because we have differences in our bodies in the way that we lose weight and build muscle in response to different foods and types of exercise. Science is rapidly evolving in its knowledge of the human genetic code. In less than 2 decades since it was first sequenced, the amount of information that we now have available to us is staggering - and it keeps growing exponentially every year as better technologies and data processing are developed.
The purpose of our genetic testing is to guide you toward your individual, unique balance of macronutrients (fats, proteins, and carbohydrates) and an exercise prescription that will optimally utilize those nutrients in your body.
We have partnered with Genetic Direction for our testing – one of the leading consumer genetic testing companies on the market today. The practicality and applicability of the data they provide makes them the ideal partner with our NAB Life program for targeted genetic information.
Based on the DNA information that we obtain, we can give you a targeted formula to balance your macronutrient intake for weight loss and an individualized exercise prescription to help you achieve your optimal wellness.
In generating the optimal plate balance, we focus on your body’s unique genetic predisposition to metabolizing fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. All of us are different in the way that we respond to these macronutrients - some of us metabolize fats better than proteins or carbs, some of us preferentially metabolize carbs better, etc. Research has identified multiple genetic loci that help us to determine what your specific predisposition is based on your genetic code. From the presence or lack of specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on specific genes located in your DNA, we can generate this plate balance prescription that will target your ideal goals of weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance.
The same strategies and science are applied in generating your exercise prescription. Some individuals are just more prone to burn fat and build muscle than others. While these tendencies may be rooted in your genetic code, knowing this information and the amount of exercise that your individual body needs will empower you to hit those targets each and every time. We also give you the optimal balance for you to shoot for between cardio and strength training.