Free Holistic Health Workshop – Determine how effectively you metabolise starch from carbohydrates with a personalised genetic profile report of the AMY1 gene CNV. Book For This Free Workshop Here
Join Adri Ferreira (BA Comp Med, MSc Holistic Nutrition, ND) from Nutrisearch in an informative holistic presentation about your health and the ‘Fit Genes Carb Choice’ Testing system.
This very latest information on the role the AMY 1 gene plays in starch carbohydrate metabolism can help you curate your ‘perfect’ diet as designed by your own genes.
When you are NOT following ‘your own genetically ideal diet’ it may lead to gut dysbiosis and trigger other health issues.
Optional Workshop and Dinner Deal – $20 Per Person – Just Opt in at the Door (Includes free Workshop and an Organic, Plant-based meal plus tea or coffee at Wise Cicada cafe) Great Deal – take a night off cooking – gain knowledge, socialise.
Scientific studies have shown that variations in the human salivary amylase gene (AMY1) differ based on populations, which have traditionally eaten high starch diets, compared to those who have traditionally eaten low starch diets. Variations within the AMY1 gene influence how well your body can breakdown and process starch, meaning that some people can tolerate these carbohydrates better than others. Starch is the most common carbohydrate included in human diets – however, there is a considerable range of variation between cultures of dietary starch intake. Traditionally, “high starch” populations tended to be agricultural societies and arid region hunter-gathers, while “low starch” populations included rainforest and arctic hunter-gatherers and some pastoralists.
AMY1 is a gene that produces the enzyme ‘amylase’. Amylase is found in our saliva and plays a major role in the digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate found in grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Amylase begins the process of carbohydrate metabolism in the mouth.
A lower AMY1 copy number indicates: Reduced amount of enzyme in your saliva needed to break down starch
A reduced tolerance of high-starch diets
A greater risk or predisposition to obesity
Reduced glycaemic control (reduced glucose or blood sugar control)
Increased risk for metabolic abnormalities
Higher AMY1 copy numbers mean individuals are better adapted to a high-starch diet, lower copy numbers means less tolerance.
Your AMY 1 gene will help you understand:
How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate carbohydrates
How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate gluten
Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of being overweight
Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of having diabetes
How many grams of carbohydrates can you eat per day
What type of carbohydrates should you avoid
How effectively do you use your carbohydrates for energy
Who should test their AMY 1 Gene?
Anyone who wants to understand how their body metabolises and tolerates carbohydrates and make the best dietary choices should consider this testing strategy.
Gluten intolerant or Coeliacs
Struggling to lose weight or maintain weight loss
Diabetic or insulin resistant
Gut dysbiosis under or over growth
Persistent infections such as thrush or urinary tract infections
Have periodontal (gum) disease
Special offer on the night: test plus report and interpretation consultation for $359