DNA Mind Pathway

Take conscious control of your cognitive and mental health

The DNA Mind Pathway is a bespoke and individualised health assessment and plan based on your real genetic data and lifestyle information.

Everyone has inherited genetic variations that increase or decrease susceptibility to neurocognitive conditions, mood disorders and unconscious behaviours. Our DNA Mind testing pathway can help to reveal your genetic variations.

The rich data provided by this test offers a deep understanding of the link between your genes and any predisposed neurocognitive risks or mood disorders.

Your results will give you more control over these risks and help you to make informed lifestyle changes that will positively impact your health and wellbeing.

“Just because you have a genetic predisposed risk, it doesn’t mean that risk will play out. There is a lifestyle intervention for every gene to influence the way that it expresses itself. When it comes to intervention, the earlier the better. An ideal time to start would be in your 40s or 50s, but the DNA mind pathway is beneficial for anyone and everyone"

Pete Williams

Founder Functional Medicine Associates

Alzheimer’s may begin 20 years or more before the onset of symptoms, a substantial window of time has been opened to intervene in the progression of the disease.

Journal of the Alzheimer's association 2021

Do you have a family history of Alzheimer’s?
Are you experiencing memory loss?
Do you have a family history of mood disorders such as depression or anxiety?
Do you sabotage your health with addictive behaviour even though you know it’s not in your best interest?

The DNA Mind Pathway will help you to take control.
Early intervention is key.
Functional Medicine Associates
functional medicine associates

DNA Mind Pathway

£1250

This test is ideal for anyone wanting to be more proactive and informed about their health and wellbeing. It is particularly recommended for anyone with a family history of Alzheimer’s, mood disorders or addictive behaviours.

Our aim is to help break down the stigma around these conditions and give you back the power to have an active role in your own health.

It is a robust programme that is giving you influential data with regards to your brain health outcomes over time.

How does the DNA Mind Pathway work?

The DNA Mind Pathway isn’t just a genetic test. It is an in depth health assessment that involves 5 steps.

The DNA Mind Pathway isn’t just a genetic test. It is an in depth health assessment that involves 5 steps.

Our DNA Mind Pathway follows this structure...

Step 1: CNS Vitals
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This is a scientifically validated neurocognitive assessment tool which you can do online. It is a test which analyses the main brain domains including memory, visual memory, verbal memory, and reaction time. It will help us to look for any signals of aspects not working so well, or any deviations from normal. The CNS Vitals is especially important for those who have a family history of neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s.

This test is available as a stand alone for £350.

Step 2: Living Matrix health questionnaire & blood test
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You will be asked to complete a pre participation questionnaire on our secure online medical platform "Living Matrix" This gives us the background and context to your health.

A DNA testing kit will also be sent out to you. The kit contains full instructions for you to provide a finger prick blood sample (for DNA) along with instructions and paper work for returning the sample to the laboratory for analysis.

Step 3: Your practitioner will assess your data and questionnaire
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The analysis of your sample takes around 4 weeks and whilst we are awaiting your results  your practitioner is reading through and working on your background notes. You may be contacted at this time to answer more questions about your health.A consultation date will be arranged in anticipation of the results.

Step 4: Video consultation
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You will have a 90 minute recorded Zoom consultation to discuss the results of the test. During the consultation your practitioner will discuss in detail your DNA Mind test results in the context of the health and medical information you have previously provided.Key areas for action will be highlighted and explained.

A video recording of your consultation and your report will be sent to you electronically.

Step 5: Test report & recommendations
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You will receive your DNA Mind report. You will also receive an additional summary page written by your practitioner, highlighting key points discussed in the consultation. This may include additional actions, such as testing, dietary, lifestyle and nutrient supplementation.

Step 6: Action
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You will now be ready to take action and make a serious impact on your health and wellbeing for the long term.

Is DNA mind testing for me?

Yes! This programme is perfect for anyone who wants truly personalised and actionable information allowing for improvements in overall brain health and wellness.
Using industry-leading methods and delivered by experts, we provide patients with uniquely personalised advice and experience.
“Having the DNA Mind gene test was an eye opener for me. Having spent so much of my life blaming myself for my lack of willpower, inability to succeed long term with weight loss and ergo better health that I was more than pleasantly surprised to realise that it's not all my fault after all!

My genetics show that I am predisposed to certain behaviours and it's not something that I have control over. That knowledge seemed to shift my thinking almost overnight! This test enabled me to look at things in a different way, knowing my genes play a part has removed the guilt which could weigh heavy at times. The knock-on effect has been that I've found it easier to make better choices, and I am able to more readily accept that it's ok to have a bad day, because everyone does from time to time.

This test has also shown the areas where I may be more at risk in the future, and so will help me to minimise or reduce those risks through changes to diet, or adding in supplements, etc. This test has given me an explanation of why some things are subconsciously affecting my behaviour, and taking this forward feels like a huge release for me.

I wish I'd taken this sooner!”

Helen

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DNA Mind FAQs

Exactly what is a DNA Mind test?
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DNA Mind testing involves providing a sample of your DNA via a  blood spot sample taken at home which is sent to a lab for analysis. Using the extensive report, we can predict your risk of developing certain mood disorders or behaviours based on what gene variants are present in your code.

We don’t just give you your DNA results. We combine your results with your current and past lifestyle and provide you with a detailed analysis. We then help you to make real changes based on your report.

What is CNS Vitals?
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