Monday, June 1, 2020

Know Your Own Body

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By Dr Justin Gregory | Our approach to health and performance is changing. Modern medicine has made incredible contributions to improvements in life expectancy and survival from otherwise terminal events. However, many health problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity and diabetes largely remain preventable, especially in the light of a more informed and real-time approach that is emerging.

We live in a data-driven world. However, when it comes to our health we don’t have access to our own data to enable us to make better personalized decisions on health, nutrition and performance. Subjective, late, and incomplete – we only fix our health when it breaks.

Furthermore, we’re constantly bombarded by misleading information from the latest nutrition or healthy living fad in media. Making it increasingly difficult to find reliable information about exercise, nutrition and general health warnings.

You Are Unique One thing we do understand from substantial scientific research is that there is no ‘one-size approach’ that suits all when it comes to a person’s nutrition and exercise needs. Emerging technologies permit you to measure, track and analyse each person’s key biometrics making their unique nutritional and metabolic requirements understandable and actionable. It is time to democratise health.

At Biorna Quantics, our vision of optimal living is inspired by a preventive and proactive approach to health, fitness and human performance. We have developed an effective range of cutting-edge technologies to inform you about your health data – your BQ.Rather than responding to symptoms, we aim to help you to be optimal and to avoid ill health or injury. We can also help you manage stress and live smarter.


Simply Fit DNA Test A good example of this personalized data from Biorna Quantics’ catalogue of easy-to-do lab tests is a non-invasive home DNA testing kit we offer through our state-of-the-art laboratory at Louisiana State University.

The Simply Fit™ tests four loci on three genes that play the largest interactive role in body composition, weight management, fitness and athletic performance, and nutrition – as supported by a wealth of rigorous scientific studies. We provide key metabolic information about yourself in a way that is easy to understand and actionable:

High-Intensity vs Low-Intensity Training We give you the percentage ratio of high-intensity vs low-intensity training in your training plan to which your body’s genotype will respond to optimally.

Carbohydrate vs Fat vs Protein We give you the optimum percentage ratio of fat vs carbohydrate vs protein. Understand the best diet plan for your genotype.

Supplementation We also provide a broad indication of which nutraceutical supplements work best for optimum health and recovery for your genotype.

We measure a range of personalized physiological biomarkers that gives an individual essential information to better inform their training, nutrition and lifestyle regimes.

Making this individualized approach readily actionable, the Quantics Kitchen delivers customized and engineered gourmet meal plans in-tune with a person’s biology. We can tailor your food to the exact specifications you discover through your DNA tests and other related Biorna Quantics testing –identifying aspects such as adverse food responses, which can be omitted.

We’re all individuals with different nutritional and metabolic requirements. Nothing in the world is more important than your health. Everyone is unique. Know yourself. Know your own body. Knowledge is power.


About The Author Dr Justin Gregory is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Biorna Quantics and a Postdoctoral Associate at Oxford University (2014 to present). Based in Hong Kong, Justin held the position of Research Associate Professor at Fuller School of Psychology (USA, 2012-14), and was a consultant for quantitative methodology at Oxford University (UK, 2009-11). Justin holds a doctorate (DPhil Anthropology) from Oxford University, has authored several high-impact academic papers, and presented at many international conferences in Europe, America, and Asia.

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