Have you ever stopped to think about what your body needs from a genetic perspective?
We used to avoid high fat foods like avocado, and now avocado is a ‘superfood’. Even now, many of us run at the mention of sugar and carbs. It’s safe to say that with access to all this conflicting information, it is easy to get confused when it comes to which foods, and which exercises, are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for you…
The truth is there is no one size fits all when it comes to healthy eating and exercise. Qualified nutritionist and exercise physiologist Hannah Norris, is on a crusade to disrupt this mass spread of misinformation. Here to show us that what works for someone else might not work for you, she has shared some of her top tips to guide us to a more enriching path toward wellness.
The nutrition you need is down to your genes. And yes, you can test this. Personalised nutrition using genomics and blood testing has been proven to increase your chance of successful results when it comes to food and fitness. More importantly, it increases your chances of maintaining that success.
Dietary needs are not monolithic. Whilst one person may find success losing weight on a high protein diet, another will find that it doesn’t make any difference. Many individuals find consuming too much caffeine increases symptoms of anxiety and restlessness, however there are many who can drink multiple cups of coffee with no negative side effects. Your past, your parents, your genes, your digestion, your gut microbiome, and your nutritional status, all influence your physical and mental health. This includes your fertility, your weight loss, and your muscle gain. All this should be kept in mind when fad diets, or the latest influencer’s recommendation for weight loss are promoted, as they take no consideration for individual differences.
Hannah works with women and men who want to improve their health, lose weight, balance their hormones and libido, and experience an overall increase in their vitality and energy. Her personal approach clears the confusion around what is good for your body, and what will work for you.‘I do this by testing, not guessing’.
With the help of Omnos, a health optimisation service that provides easy to use, at home test kits, Hannah gains insight to your genes, hormones, fertility, thyroid function, digestion, gut health and potential detoxification pathways. Once completed, you will receive personalised recommendations and insights that are then used to form a personalised plan.
Ultimately, health starts within, by eating what is right for you. If you’d like to learn more about testing or personalised nutrition, get in touch with Hannah and kickstart your path to wellness.