May is No Tobacco Month and DNAlysis has the tools you need to quit smoking – for good this time!

When smokers consider their decision to quit their habit, a common motivating question is, “how much money would I save if I did not need to buy x amount of boxes of cigarettes a day?” or “how many years does each cigarette take off of…

How DNA testing can effectively help prevent malaria

In December last year, there was a severe Malaria outbreak in South Africa, specifically in provinces such as Limpopo and Mpumalanga, where cases of cerebral malaria were reported. The South Africa National Travel Health Network mentioned their…

Your pill isn't my pill

You’re feeling ill. You visit the doctor, pick up a script and head to the pharmacy to collect your meds. The person in front of you in the queue just came from the doctor too. And they have the same script. Once you’ve both taken your medication,…

Codeine: You could be putting your child at risk

Did you know that common medications such as Myprodol, Mybulen, Benylin C and Sinutab could harm you, your unborn baby and your child? These medications have one thing in common – they all include a drug called Codeine; an opioid drug which…

SAFM Health Matters - Interview Clip

Dr Danny Meyersfeld discusses the new mygeneRx test from DNAlysis

Don’t take the risk! Take the mygeneRx™ DNA test: a life-saving first for South Africa

Officially, and unbeknown to most, the fourth most common cause of death in the USA is adverse drug reactions (ADRs) caused by pharmaceutical medicines; that is, more than 100 000 fatalities every year. In South Africa it is estimated that 6-8%…

Reducing Metabolic Syndrome Risk Using a Personalized Wellness Program

The most recent data suggest that between 22.9%4 and 25%5 of US adults between the ages of 18 and 65 (44 to 48 million individuals) meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome (Met S), with prevalence higher among females, and increasing significantly…

SA Practitioners leading the way

So says Dr Yael Joffe, nutrigenomics expert and member of the DNAlysis scientific advisory board. Speaking at the DNAlysis year-end function, Yael shared her experiences of the international nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics conferences she has…

Disclosing genetic information results in greater changes in dietary intake.

A recent study by Daiva E. Nielsen and Ahmed El-Sohemy assessed the effect of genetic information in patient compliance with dietary intervention.  The findings demonstrated that disclosing genetic information for personalized nutrition…

Coeliac disease – a severe gluten intolerance versus gluten sensitivity. What is real?

The literature suggests that FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) and not gluten per se are the triggers of gastrointestinal symptoms in patients that fit most of the proposed non-coeliac gluten…