Angela is with Andrew Steele former GB Olympic medal holder, a founding member of DNA fit and head of product to find out about how they use DNA testing to transform results in sport, weight loss and preventative health.
In this deep dive episode, find out all about how DNA testing can help you to optimise your health and wellbeing and why your genes are not your destiny it’s the epigenetics, the expression of your genes, that makes the difference to your health and longevity. Shining a light on the nature part of the nature, nurture equation is the key to understanding and provides information that can be used to successfully improve outcomes for any individual.
When the environment is the same but people’s outcomes are different the question is what is the other factor?
DNA testing highlights the nature part of the nature-nurture equation.
It provides another piece of information that can be used by individuals to improve their outcomes.
You can use genetic data to help you reach your goals, it will help you to get better quicker.
For nutrition genetic data helps with sustained changes in behaviours.
People have a specific internal motivation as to ‘why’. They know they are made in a particular way and require particular nutrition.
There is self-motivation for making one choice over another.
There is a complete spectrum of diets that we are familiar with and individuals will have greatly differing experiences with them.
There are 2 macronutrient groups that can be looked at;
-Response to saturated fats
-Response to refined carbohydrates
This layer of ‘why’ and understanding how it is different for each person is important in making a difference.
It’s a powerful motivation tool when you understand the impact of your genetics.
Circle is the world’s most comprehensive DNA test reporting on 500 different genetic traits across 20 categories.
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‘Healthy lifestyle options are key, it’s about influencing our epigenetics’
‘I’ve aligned my diet with my genetics’
‘DNA testing is about shining a light on the nature part of the nature-nurture equation’
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ABOUT THE HOST
Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.
After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:
To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.
Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.
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