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I was so excited to learn that there was a way to lose weight
and stay nutritionally balanced based on your own DNA.

Initially, I was only able to find companies in Europe
that offered this advanced scientific approach to weight loss.

– Tradina Pichon, M.D
Premier Wellness Center
Slidell, Louisiana

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“After 6 months on the meal program, I lost 48 pounds and 4 dress sizes! My doctor says I am set on a new path for my retirement years.’

– Peggy Pitts, Metairie, Louisiana

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The Shortest Path

To Optimal Nutrition and Fitness…

Genetically Optimized Diet and Exercise Plans

powered by GenoVive

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Weight Management Success

Based on 22 Proven Genetic Markers

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Nutrition and Fitness Programs Offered Exclusively through Licensed Healthcare Professionals


DNA Report

The GenoVive process begins with a simple cheek swab DNA test which reveals a genetic profile for key markers related to nutrition, fitness, and behavior. GenoVive’s DNA Report empowers your patient with a customized weight loss plan that works best with their DNA.

Nutrition

Individuals express great genetic variability in the way they process fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The proportion of these macronutrients in our daily diet plays a key role in maintaining healthy weight, optimal energy levels, and overall wellbeing.

Fitness

DNA plays a large role in determining the ideal intensity and duration of exercise needed to maintain optimal weight, energy levels, and overall health. GenoVive provides fitness recommendations based on an individual’s genetic blueprint.

Behavior

Our eating behavior results from a complex interaction of factors including genetics, past experience, and the present environment. The tendency to develop and maintain healthy eating habits varies greatly from person to person and genetics plays an important role.


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What is Fitbit and How it Works

Fitbit is a wireless-enabled wearable physical activity tracker designed to help you become more active, eat a more well-rounded diet, sleep better and ultimately, turn you into a healthier human being. Fitbit measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics.

Throughout the day, Fitbit logs a range of data about your activities, including the number of steps you take, distance traversed and calories burned. It’s also sensitive enough to detect just how vigorous your motions are, which differentiates a slow stroll from a jog that consumes far more calories.

It’s easy to make Fitbit part of a fitness program based on your genetic profile from GenoVive.  To find out more, click here to visit our page on using Fitbit as part of a GenoVive personalized fitness program.


GenoVive Signs Partnership to Bring DNA Personalized Nutrition to Southeast Asia

GenoVive has announced a new partnership with FitLab, Unilab Consumer Health, to offer its personalized health program in Southeast Asia. GenoVive is the first in its field to design diet and fitness regiments for individuals based on the unique genetic information found in their DNA. With this new partnership, GenoVive has a global presence now in five countries, including Philippines, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.  [Go to article…]

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“FitLab is the only DNA-based weight management solution provider in the Philippines that combines the benefits of movement, nutrition and motivation to ensure that clients achieve not only their weight goals, but ultimately a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Through its exclusive partnership with GenoVive, a U.S. based nutrigenomics company that promotes weight loss designed by science, FitLab is able to individually assess how each unique client metabolizes macronutrients and react to certain exercises based on their own DNA. This becomes the basis of a hyper-customized 3-month nutrition, movement and motivation plan that offers clients the highest chance of achieving their weight goals. Recent scientific advances in genomics are changing how people manage their health; the use of genetic information to assist in health is now a reality,” states Mrs. Raine Romero-Calma, director of FitLab.

“We are delighted to have such a well known and respected partner to expand our personalized program to combat globesity in the Philippines’, which is deeply affecting the majority of Philippines’ healthcare costs,” states Victor Castellon, PharmD, CEO and founder of GenoVive USA.

ABOUT GENOVIVE

Metabolism and body weight are based largely on the genes that one inherits from ones parents. Everyone’s body is different, and so too should be the way that we eat and exercise. GenoVive uses an individual’s DNA to design a diet and exercise plan specifically for them. This personalized approach means more weight loss in less time. For more information, please visit www.GenoVive.com.

ABOUT United Laboratories Inc. (UNILAB)

United Laboratories, Inc. is the biggest and leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the Philippines, enjoying above 20 percent market share in an industry dominated by the world’s biggest pharmaceutical conglomerates. Unilab has also come to enjoy the highest honor of all-that which is being the most trusted healthcare company by Filipinos. Such trust explains why Unilab product brands have become leading brands not just in the Philippines, but in Southeast Asia as well. Please visit: www.fitlab.ph

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“My Weight Loss Journey With GenoVive”

By: Tradina Pichon, M.D.

In 2014, I attended a continuing medical education conference that focused on addressing and treating obesity to prevent the many diseases that can be caused secondarily by obesity. As a family practice physician, there is a huge focus on preventative health in my practice. However, because I was obese, I had a difficult time initiating a conversation about obesity and potential ways to address it in a health care setting. Simply put, I did not want to be a hypocrite!

Attending this particular conference got me excited about ways to address and treat obesity. As I began to search the web for forms and questionnaires to facilitate my conversation with patients on this topic, I came across information about nutrigenomics and DNA based weight loss programs. I was so excited to learn that there was a way to lose weight and stay nutritionally balanced based on your own DNA. Initially, I was only able to find companies in Europe that offered this advanced scientific approach to weight loss. I became obsessed with the idea, and I searched and searched until I finally came across Genovive. I am from Slidell, LA, so I was especially excited to know that Genovive was in such close proximity. I contacted the company, signed up as a partnering physician, and I had my own DNA evaluated.

In December 2014, I opened a private practice. I did a lot of “stress eating” at that time. Therefore, my DNA report sat on my desk for a year. In February 2015, I put my mind to the task of losing weight, and getting healthy. I picked up my DNA report and got serious. I ordered food through Genovive to keep me on track and prevent me from faltering due to lack of time for meal planning.

Before learning about Genovive, I previously tried Weight Watchers, Atkins, Nutrisystem, Shake-The-Weight, and LA Weight Loss. I tried prescription and over the counter weight loss medications and supplements. I have a family history of diabetes and my favorite comfort foods are all high in carbs. Therefore, I was certain that my DNA report would show that I should have no carbs. The opposite was actually true. My body metabolizes carbohydrates well. However, my body tends to store fat. That explained why Atkins didn’t work. Atkins is designed to starve your body of carbs so that you are forced to use that hard to release stored fat for energy. However, when I tried Atkins, I replaced my beloved carb comfort meals with cheese and bacon! Because my body has a tendency to store fat, I had developed such a surplus, that my weight didn’t budge with Atkins.

I also learned that if I wanted to see the benefits of my exercise program, I was going to have to do more that walk on the treadmill. I have a good mix of fast and slow twitch muscle fibers, which would benefit me in sports that require both strength and endurance. However, if I want to lose weight and get as fit as possible, I would benefit more from a work out that focuses on vigorous activity.

When I changed my eating habits and exercise patterns based on my genetic profile, I began to lose weight! I couldn’t believe it, because I was on what I called the “18 year diet”. I felt like I was trying to lose weight unsuccessfully for 18+ years, despite the fact that based on medical knowledge and my own personal history, I was doing everything that was deemed the correct approach to weight loss.

Since starting my weight loss journey with Genovive, I lost 42lbs in 4 months! I feel happily satisfied eating ¼ of what I used to eat. I am no longer hungry all the time, and I have so much more confidence. My personal weight loss story has given me tremendous confidence in addressing and treating obesity in my practice as a physician. I have had several patients who have also been successful in losing weight with Genovive. Every day in my practice, patients come in and say “whatever you did to lose weight, I need it NOW!” The best part is, I never have to guess again about what to do to lose weight or keep it off, because my DNA is not going to change! P.S….I am no longer a hypocrite!

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GenoVive Nutrigenomics Webinar

Nutrigenomics is a discipline that leverages the unique genetics of the individual to provide a nutritional profile to help manage weight, tailor nutrition for fitness and support lifestyle changes necessary for good health. This webinar presented by Genovive’s Director of Scientific Affairs reveals the scientific basis of nutrigenomics, its practical application and how health professionals can incorporate this program within their practices.

In this webinar we review the impact that genetic variations have on the processing of macronutrients and how Genovive has developed a program that has personalized whole all natural foods to take advantage of these variations. You are welcome to contact us with questions on this content and also stay in touch for future live, interactive webinar presentations.

 


Corporate Wellness Programs

With more attention focused on nutrition and overall health, research is beginning to show a link between the nutrition and exercise of people in the workforce and how it affects overall productivity. Even though wellness programs require investments up front, large companies should subsidize these programs because they will save companies money in the long run, improve overall workforce productivity, and enhance employee morale. In order to support the position, research included interviews, online articles, and workplace observations. Large corporations who have not already implemented a wellness program should do so to ensure maximum productivity and all around healthy, positive, and hard-working employees.

Wellness programs are being implemented across the country in large and small companies, and the results are positively impacting the bottom line.“Research is showing that it’s more cost-effective to invest in preventive health practices, such as screenings, immunizations, health risk appraisals, behavioral coaching, and health awareness/education, rather than spending resources exclusively on the small minority of employees/dependents who are responsible for high-cost health claims.” A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report revealed that at worksites with exercise programs as components of their wellness programs, healthcare costs decreased from 20 to 55%, short-term sick leave was lowered from 38 to 32%, and productivity increased from 50 to 52%.

GenoVive can provide a valuable addition to your corporate wellness strategy.  Contact us to find out more about how easy it is to make GenoVive part of your program.


Survival of the Fittest

-by Barbara Ainsworth, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FNAK

Former President for the ACSMLead Author of the Compedium of PA for METsMember of GenoVive Scientific Advisory Board

 

The key to successful weight management involves a balance of healthy eating and appropriate physical activity. One key to healthy weight loss is to reduce calorie intake while eating nutrient-rich foods which contribute to overall health. Another key is to increase calorie expenditure through appropriate and regular physical activity. According to the National Physical Activity Guidelines, the optimal amount of physical activity recommended for weight management is at least 150 minutes per week (30 min/day for 5 days/week) of moderate intensity aerobic activity, 75 minutes per week (15min/day for 5 days/week) of vigorous activity, or a combination of the two intensities of activity. A minimum of two days per week of weight training is also important for strength and optimal health.
The MET System

One of the easiest systems for measuring the intensity of a physical activity is the Metabolic Equivalent Task (MET) method. The energy cost of many activities has been determined, usually by monitoring the oxygen consumption during the activity, to determine an average oxygen uptake per unit of time. This value is then compared to the resting oxygen uptake. One MET is the energy expended at rest, two METs indicates the energy expended is twice that at rest, three METs is triple the resting energy expenditure, etc. the MET system is an excellent way to plan and monitor an exercise plan.


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While the physical activity prescription is straight forward and offers choice for the type and intensity of health-enhancing physical activities, one may want to know which type of activity is best for them, moderate-intensity or vigorous-intensity activities. Long-slow distance or high-intensity sprint activities? Any activity is better than nothing. And at the least, standing is better than sitting for expanding calories and optimizing your health. However, based on your genetic makeup, your body may be more receptive of moderate or vigorous-intensity activity for supporting weight management.

Think about the concept of survival of the fittest regarding your body’s genetic makeup. Some people have genetic variations (gene variants) that predispose them to storing fat, forming fat cells, and preferentially using fat or carbohydrate for energy. Your gene variants may also play a role in how your body responds to activity levels, including different durations and intensities of physical activity. For example, some variants of the FTO gene that predispose a person for weight gain may also be most responsive to regular, sustained, moderate-intensity physical activity for creating energy from fuel stores. This is consistent with the recommendation from the National Physical Activity Guidelines that “double the duration is better for weight loss”, advising people to aim for 30 minutes per week of moderate intensity activity, or one hour per day of brisk walking or the equivalent type of activity.

Other gene variants may be especially receptive to higher-intensity physical activity for mobilizing fuel during exercise, thus aiding in weight management. Adults with selected variants of the ACE gene have shown improvements in body weight, including increase in lean muscle mass, cardiovascular, and metabolic profiles following higher intensity activity programs in line with ghigher intensity activity programs in line with the recommended dose of 75 minutes/week of vigorous-intensity activity. Regular weight training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are excellent examples of vigorous-intensity physical activity. Regardless of y our personal genotype, regular physical activity is beneficial for weight loss and essential to maintain weight loss. But, knowing the specific genetic variants for key metabolic genes can give you added information about how you can tailor your exercise routine to optimize your results.


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Nutrigenomics and Weight Management

An ongoing clinical trial has shown that people placed on a diet appropriate to their genetic profile can lose up to 76% more weight. A leader in personalized nutrition, GenoVive has employed world-renowned experts in nutritional genomics, genetics, biochemistry and food science, to develop a comprehensive weight loss program tailored to an individual’s unique DNA profile.

Nutrigenomics is a branch of nutritional genomics and is the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression. This means that nutrigenomics is research focusing on identifying and understanding molecular-level interaction between nutrients and other dietary bioactive with the genome. Nutrigenomics has also been described by the influence of genetic variation on nutrition, by correlating gene expression or SNPs with a nutrient’s absorption, metabolism, elimination or biological effects. By doing so, nutrigenomics aims to develop rational means to optimize nutrition with respect to the subject’s genotype.

Individuals eating identical meals vary substantially in their processing macronutrients. Personalized nutrition and fitness programs created with the help of genetic data integrate parameters such as dietary habits, physical activity, and behavioral traits may provide a healthier, more efficient path to successful weight management.


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