I have been using Lifecode Gx Nutrigenomic testing in my practice with clients for over 8 years now, providing me with invaluable insights to help improve a clients health. Having an individual's genetic set point greatly enhances my decision making process when creating their bespoke roadmap and treatment plans.

 Specialising in women’s health, related conditions, symptoms and life-stages such as PMS, Perimenopause & Menopause, I find the Lifecode Gx Hormone report irreplaceable to assist in finding answers to the many questions that women have:

  • Why am I feeling so overwhelmed with work & home-life; I'm only in my early 40's?
  • I can't seem to manage even 1 glass of wine with my girlfriends anymore, why?
  • I can’t seem to tolerate HRT!
  • Should I be concerned about HRT with a family history of cancer?
  • Why do I keep putting on weight, when my diet is exemplary!
  • Why am I still tired and experiencing hot flushes after taking HRT? 
  • I’ve heard about histamine contributing to migraines and heavy periods, could this be me?
  • My thyroid test is always raised but my doctor says this is “normal”, is it?
  • I’ve been on levothyroxine for years, but still experience many hypo symptoms, why? 

And many more…

Assessing your nutrigenomic pattern helps to answer these questions and create a bespoke plan for YOUR hormonal makeup. After all, we are all biochemically the same, but genetically unique!

What is Nutrigenomics?

You may be asking, how does my DNA affect my hormones - and your mood, skin, hair, fertility, menopause and perimenopause experience? 

Our genes alone do not determine our health destiny. It is a combination of  3 elements; our genes environmental & lifestyle factors (that can turn on/ off certain genes or change the way they are expressed) + small genetic changes called SNPs which determines our health outcomes.

We all have these small genetic changes -SNPs - that change our biology ever so slightly, think of them as a "typo". Specifically with regards to our hormones, these typos effect how efficiently we either make, respond to and ultimately clear a hormone from the body. Histamine, is a great example to use here, the body makes histamine as a needed excitatory neuro-hormone helping to keep us stimulated and awake. There are some common SNPs of the genes involved in the removal of histamine; which if left unsupported can cause a build up of histamine and symptoms may start to appear; migraines, anxiety, poor sleep itching, bloating, water retention to name a few. 

Whilst one gene variant/change can make a difference, most unrelenting and seemingly unresponsive symptoms result from the interplay between multiple common( yes, they are profoundly common) SNPs with environmental factors, namely - excess cortisol (from mental stress), toxic burden (how many chemicals have you been exposed to over your lifetime), nutrient status, inflammatory chemicals (resulting from infections, gut imbalances, viral infections) & your metabolic health - your food choices, microbiome, exercise & sleep — it is this powerful combination that determines health outcomes . 

Put another way, as Dr Jeffery Bland beautifully articulated  “our genetics load the gun but it's the environment to which we expose them that pulls the trigger.”

Nutrigenomics then is the influence of food on our genetic expression; how and what we eat has the power to turn on/off gene expression. For example the active compound sulforaphane in broccoli can turn off oncogenes (cancer initiating genes), and resveratrol rich in berries can change gene expression of our metabolic rate. It's truly mind blowing!

Epigenetics is the impact our environment has on our genes. Food is one important factor, but also all the other modern day factors such as microbes, toxins and stress hormones that can go onto how genes are expressed and impact upon our individual SNPs. 

As we start the journey into peri-menopause through to menopause, our oestrogen & progesterone levels change dramatically, directly impacting all body systems and other hormones like insulin, histamine and GABA and why the symptoms are so far reaching. But with the added information of knowing where your personal genetic areas of vulnerabilities lie, can help us to navigate the journey far more effectively and guide a more targeted menopausal hormone therapy plan for your bespoke needs. 

Nutrigenomics is the next frontier of personalised medicine to achieving optimal health in perimenopause- menopause and beyond! 

MenoHealth Nutrigenomics Package  RRP £649 offer price £499 

-Ideal for any stage in your perimenopause + menopause, and for those on HRT-

Includes the following:

  • Lifecode Gx DNA test kit 
  • Lifecode Gx Hormones + Histamine Reports -analyses the genes and personalised SNPs involved in the regulation, synthesis, signalling, transport and removal of stress hormones (cortisol  & adrenaline), Histamine (really insightful when taking HRT), insulin, melatonin and sex hormones (oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone & DHEA). It looks at how your gene variants and vulnerabilities affect all these hormones and details the nutrients and environmental factors that can influence and improve their balance. 
  • 45 minute virtual appointment - with Tanya to explain your results & answer any questions you may have. This will be booked in once Lifecode Gx has received your sample, allowing for a 4 week turnaround time for results to be processed.
  • Highlights of Findings written summary report - from Tanya with nutritional & lifestyle interventions pertinent to your results. 

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Hormones Plus Nutrigenomics Package RRP £849 offer price £699 MOST POPULAR PACKAGE

-Ideal for women in reproductive years, all stages of perimenopause & menopause and those taking HRT-

Includes the following:

  • Lifecode Gx DNA test kit 
  • Lifecode Gx Hormones + Histamine Reports (as above)
  • Lifecode Gx Methylation Report: Arguably the most biochemical process in the human body, playing a significant role in hormonal cycles The methylation process involves the creation of a methyl donor, that then changes a molecule for better use i.e securing DNA, or its removal The process of methylation is subject to many SNP’s - understanding how your methylation process runs, will provide vital information your health jigsaw puzzle! 
  • 60 minute virtual appointment - with Tanya to explain your results & answer any questions you may have. This will be booked in once Lifecode Gx has received your sample, allowing for a 4 week turnaround time for results to be processed.
  • Highlights of Findings written summary report - from Tanya with nutritional & lifestyle interventions pertinent to your results. 

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Complete Hormones Nutrigenomics Package  RRP £1049 offer price £899 

_As the name suggests, a complete nutrigenomics assessment of all hormones, across every life-stage-

Includes the following:

  • Lifecode Gx DNA test kit
  • Lifecode Gx Hormones + Histamine Reports (as above)
  • Lifecode Gx Methylation Report (as above)
  • Lifecode Gx Thyroid Balance Report -analyses genes involved in all aspects of thyroid activity. Imbalance can result in HPT axis (Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Thyroid) dysfunction, autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) such as Graves’ and Hashimoto’s, thyroid sensitive cancers (although rare), and impact transport, activation and response to thyroid hormones. With this unique information we can detail the nutrients and environmental factors that can influence and improve balance across the entire thyroid axis.
  • 75 minute virtual appointment - with Tanya to explain your results & answer any questions you may have. This will be booked in once Lifecode Gx has received your sample, allowing for a 4 week turnaround time for results to be processed.
  • Highlights of findings written  summary report - from Tanya with nutritional & lifestyle interventions pertinent to your personal results 

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Other Lifecode Gx reports may be purchased, within 3 months of your initial DNA test result. This would require working with Tanya by way of an Initial Consultation and an Affiliate Membership package to facilitate a truly integrated approach. See full details here

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Finer details:

  • A sample of cheek cells is collected using the DNA test kit that is dispatched once purchased from which DNA is extracted and analysed. It takes just 1 minute to collect the sample, place the swab in the test tube with the stabilising tablet, complete and sign the consent form and place everything in the return packaging provided.
  • Once Lifecode Gx has received your sample, we will email you to book in your virtual appointment date with Tanya, allowing for a 4 week turnaround time for results to be processed. The Virtual Appointment will further explain your results, recommend nutrition and lifestyle interventions and answer any questions you may have.
  • Your Highlights of Findings summary is emailed to you following your appointment.