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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 key prevention strategy included spraying houses within the infected areas with long-acting residual Insecticides. While this may be […]

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, you’ll feel an equal improvement, right? Wrong. Due […]

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 is often compared to morphine and is used to treat mild to moderate […]

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 with age and body weight. This study set out to ascertain the impact of a targeted, gene-based personalized wellness […]

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 attended this year.  It is apparent that DNAlysis has developed and trained one of the largest practitioner networks in the world, […]

Translational Nutrigenomics 2015

A Science and Culinary Conversation The future of medicine is being defined by genetics. Food is the raw material that governs genetic expression. An individuals health or ill-health is impacted by diet-gene interactions. The question is – how will you explain this to your clients?   Translational Nutrigenomics is a revolutionary paradigm that brings together […]

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 results in greater changes in intake for some dietary components compared to general population-based dietary advice. Nielsen DE, El-Sohemy A (2014) Disclosure of Genetic Information and Change […]