How to Use Genetic Testing for Menopause

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In this video, I interview Emma Beswick, a Nutritional Therapist and CEO of Lifecode Gx – a company that offers a range of specialist nutrigenomics DNA tests. With genetic tests, you can find out how the genes you have inherited from your parents could lead to potential health risks, depending on what you eat and your lifestyle.

Click here to watch her interview.

Show Notes:

0:00 Introduction to Emma Beswick and Lifecode Gx

0:52 How did you get into genetic testing?

2:07 Lifecode GX: from the beginning to now

3:52 What are genomics and nutrigenomics?

5:44 What about epigenetics?

7:23 Lactose tolerance in the genes

8:56 The case of vitamin D

9:54 Which test would you typically recommend to women entering midlife: Oestrogen Balance test

15:31 The impact of oestrogen levels on the nervous system

17:20 The importance of choline

19:52 Heart health and choline

21:12 How do you take a DNA test?

21:54 How to go through the test results

22:58 About Emma’s menopause journey

27:41 The power of having both a genetic and functional test

28:51 Emma’s menopause diet

30:32 If you can’t be disciplined

31:26 Which tip would you give women going through the menopause?

32:28 Question: which top tests for menopause? Nervous system test,

34:47 The Oestrogen Balance test

35:28 The Methylation test

36:57 In which order to take the tests?

38:55 Question: do you think HRT has a place in menopausal women if they have genetic tests to work out how to potentially get rid of bad oestrogen?

40:22 Question: I’m post menopause, not had HRT, 3 years ago, I developed perfume/fragrance sensitivity. Been taking supplements for 9 months – no change – I’m convinced it’s hormones

43:51 Question: What type of supplements would you recommend to balance hormones during perimenopause?

46:13 Question: Do you think we should take magnesium daily?

47:26 Who do you think I should interview next?

48:22 Thanks and farewells

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