DNA Analysis- What is it and how can it help you?

DNA Analysis- What is it and how can it help you?

Understanding your own unique DNA profile can help to remedy, and ultimately avoid, disease. DNA is basically a code we receive from our parents. We all receive one copy from our mother and another from our father. This complete code is what determines whether your DNA can correctly make enzymes and proteins that we need to function optimally. By understanding your DNA coding and its fragilities (areas in which your DNA may be slightly vulnerable, thus leaving you susceptible to developing certain diseases in the future), you will be able to make unique changes to your lifestyle and diet in order to stop these fragilities from becoming full-blown weaknesses.

DNA analysis testing can help you to discover whether or not you are at risk for developing the following diseases or afflictions later in life:


Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Pulmonary Embolism

Addictive Behaviour, including alcoholism



Frequent miscarriages

Bipolar disorder (manic depression)

Allergies or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities


Spina Bifida, Cleft Palate, Neural Tube Defects as well as other birth defects

Multiple Sclerosis and other Autoimmune Disorders

Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism


Dementia and Alzheimer’s



Chronic Viral Infections

These are all conditions which can be affected by diet, lifestyle and nutritional changes.

At Cavendish Wellness Clinic our functional medicine doctor has access to three different labs that focus on DNA testing and analysis.  Two of these labs are based in South Africa and one is based in the UK. The type of DNA testing that you are looking for will determine which lab is selected to perform the tests. All of these labs make use of the latest technology and equipment in an effort to provide you with results that are as accurate and reliable. The lab will be selected for you based on your individual needs and will not have a drastic effect on the price that you will pay.

For more information on how DNA testing can benefit your health, please get in touch on

Please note that while DNA analysis can determine your risk factor for developing a disease in the future, it cannot tell you whether or not the disease will actually present itself or not, and it cannot determine a time frame as to if and when the disease will take effect.

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