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How Do I Know What Diet is Best For My Body?

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Deciding on a diet that suits your body can be overwhelming, especially with all the conflicting information. From fad diets to cleanses, losing weight, gaining muscle, and eating healthier can feel like fighting an uphill battle.

You might need more than best efforts and trial and error to achieve the desired results. That’s where DNA testing can come in. 

By analyzing your genetics, you can gain insight into how your body processes food and what types of exercise might work best for you. DNA testing can be a powerful tool in customizing a diet plan that gives you the nutrition you need to keep you feeling your healthiest.

What Is DNA Testing?

DNA testing is a process that involves analyzing an individual’s genetic material to gain insight into their health. Regarding diet and metabolism, DNA testing can provide information about how your genes affect your metabolism, appetite, and response to certain nutrients. This information can be used to tailor a diet and exercise plan for your unique body type.

How Does DNA Testing Work?

Most DNA testing involves extracting your DNA sample, typically from saliva or blood. The DNA sample is then analyzed using specialized equipment and software. The analysis can provide information about your genetic makeup and how it affects your health.

What Can DNA Testing Tell You About Your Diet and Metabolism?

DNA testing can provide insights into several factors related to diet and metabolism, including:

  • How your body responds to different macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins)
  • Your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic disorders
  • How your body metabolizes what you eat and drink
  • Your microbiome health
  • Your genetic predisposition for certain food sensitivities and allergies

Using this information, you can create a diet and exercise plan considering your body’s unique genetic makeup.

What Are the Benefits of DNA Testing for Diet and Metabolism?

Your DNA is who you are, and the information it gives you can provide several advantages on your health and weight management journey.


You can achieve better results by tailoring your diet and exercise plan to your unique genetic makeup than a one-size-fits-all diet plan. Zulu Medical Cosmetic’s DNA analysis can provide detailed reports, custom micronutrients, custom calorie blockers and a custom cookbook based on your distinct DNA.

Long-Term Success

A significant reason that fad diets don’t always work is that they’re not sustainable and aren’t a one-size-fits-all approach. DNA testing provides insight into the underlying genetic factors that influence your health, so you can take a more holistic approach to achieving your health goals.


Starting a diet can be inspiring initially, but without a plan or visible results, it’s easy to lose motivation. DNA testing can provide a clear roadmap for achieving your health goals, which can be a powerful motivator to stick to your plan. Zulu Medical Cosmetic’s consults help support your weight loss process and help improve your discipline as you notice results.

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What Goes into a Healthy Diet?

The ideal diet looks a little different for everyone. Whether you have food sensitivities, eat no animal products, or need to manage allergies, no one diet works for everyone.

Fad diets are appealing because guidelines are in place, but they’re often not realistic long-term. Whether it’s keto, paleo, intermittent fasting, or the raw food diet, they’re hard to stick to beyond a few weeks, leading to a yo-yo-style weight cycle. So, what is the best diet?

A Diet You Can Stick To

The most successful diet is a realistic one—whether you need easy-to-prepare meals, accessible ingredients, or options for snacks throughout the day. Some components that are part of a sustainable plan include:

  • A variety of all food groups
  • Foods you enjoy
  • Promote steady, healthy weight loss
  • Allow for small, frequent meals
  • Encourage lots of hydration
  • Input from an experienced professional

The team at Zulu Medical Cosmetics provides detailed information and the opportunity to ask questions about your DNA report. The analysis includes information about metabolism, helping guide your exercise routine for weight loss and muscle gain.

Get a Science-Backed Diet Plan

DNA testing for diet and metabolism can provide invaluable insight into your genetic makeup and how it affects your health. By using this information to create a personalized diet and exercise plan, you can achieve better results and improve long-term health.

Schedule an appointment with Zulu Medical Cosmetics to learn about DNA analysis and how the knowledge of your genetic information can provide insights into your weight, metabolism, and health risks to achieve the body you want.


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  • Written by Dr. Jeane Lombard

    Dr. Lombard was born and raised in South Africa. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Pretoria with her medical degree. She worked as a physician in London, England from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, Dr. Lombard made the decision to move to Canada. She became a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada that same year, allowing her to practice medicine in Saskatoon, Canmore, and Calgary.

    Dr. Lombard has been working as a medical professional for over 21 years, and in that time, she has discovered a deep passion for the cosmetic side of medicine. Today, she specializes in cosmetic procedures, boasting 13 years in the industry.
    With deep compassion for her patients and a professional commitment to exemplary care, Dr. Lombard prioritizes health and safety over all else. When she isn’t hard at work, Dr. Lombard likes to spend time with friends in the mountains, enjoying good food and fine wine.

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