Genetic Testing

Since the arrival of agriculture 10,000 years ago,  the changes in our food and food processing procedures have created a range of chemical and physical changes in our food supply that have been linked to almost all chronic diseases of modern society including Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, obesity and cancer.

Our DNA genetic variations influence how our bodies uniquely respond to certain factors such as foods, diet, nutrients, stress, exercise and the environment. Therefore genetic profiling provides another piece of the jigsaw puzzle and a blueprint, to understand how your body works.

Designer Nutrition Australia uses several investigative tools including; genetic and pathology testing, dietary analysis, your medical history and symptoms, to ascertain the underlying causes of your health issue/s. Our Clinical Nutritionist then personally designs a unique health program for you which treats the cause, not the symptoms, which results in long term success. Your Program is designed by the university qualified Clinical Nutritionist and not a computer.

Some reasons to use genetic testing:

  • Discover which foods suit your genes for effective weight management and long term health
  • Learn which nutrients your body needs to be healthy
  • Personalise your fitness program to achieve your goals, whether it be weight loss, amateur or professional sport
  • Insights to help you manage your unique risk of osteoarthritis and soft tissue injury
  • Discover how your genes can affect the way your body responds to stress
  • Provides unique insight into improving your sleep
  • Learn how to reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Insights in how to reduce your risk of heart disease

Genetic Testing Tells You What Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle Suits Your Genes

smartDNA Genomic Wellness Plus Test

This test covers over 160 DNA changes:

  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism (AMY1)
  • Anti-inflammatory Cytokines
  • Pro-inflammatory Cytokines
  • Blood Pressure
  • Sodium Sensitivity
  • Caffeine Metabolism
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Gluten Intolerance
  • Fatty Acid Metabolism
  • Phase I and Phase II Detoxification
  • Methylation, Folate and Cofactors
  • Homocysteine – methionine pathway
  • Choline Metabolism
  • Thyroid and Hormone Receptor
  • Acetylation Biomarkers
  • Transulphuration Pathway
  • Glutathione Metabolism
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Antioxidants
  • Amine Metabolism
  • Histamine Metabolism
  • Clotting Co-factors
  • Neurotransmitters and Mood
  • HPA Axis and Stress Responses
  • Circadian Rhythm and Seasonal Variation
  • Iron Stores
  • Weight Management
  • Microbiome Health
  • Sports and Exercise
  • Vitamins A, B2, B9, B12, C, D and E
  • Omega 3 and 6 Blood Levels
  • Co-enzyme Q10 Metabolism

DNA tests available at Designer Nutrition Australia (DNA) are provided by smartDNA as featured in Good Health Magazine May 2013.


Take the guesswork out of improving your health

How to get started working with DNA

1. For a copy of our fees and package details visit the Getting Started page.

2. If you would like to book a preliminary 30 minute consultation with the clinical nutritionist $130 ($100 redeemable on booking DNA Package) to ascertain if DNA will be of value to you or to book a DNA Package, please Contact DNA