age - well PLAN
Are you aware that your chronological and biological ages differ?
There are major implications for your health as a result of this difference.
You have a biological age based on a variety of biomarkers. This is different from your chronological age.
Aren't you interested in knowing how to reverse the effects of ageing and lower your risk of illness?
Biological aging can now be tested and guided by technology.
Hygieia Wellness now offers the most accurate, revolutionary, biological age predictor test.
Using state-of-the-art technology and a powerful algorithm, we are able to look at specific locations on your DNA, allowing us to predict your biological age!
What is Epigenetics?
Epi-Genetics | Above the Genes
Your DNA is basically like a giant recipe book. The genes (sections of the DNA) act as specific steps in the recipes and control how every part of your body is built, and how it functions.
These genes are on (expressed) or off (not expressed), and can be partially expressed, like a dimmer switch.
Epigenetics is how your environment and lifestyle changes your gene expression. Things like nutrition, smoking, stress, sleep habits - can all change your gene expression.
What is Biological Age?
Biological Age is how rapidly your body is aging. Chronological Age is how many candles are on your birthday cake, or how many years you've been on this earth. While Chronological Age is just a number that shows the passage of time, Biological Age is a reflection of your body's current health.
What influences Biological Aging?
Biological Age consists of what you inherited from your parents, what you developed during your childhood, and everyday lifestyle influences like sleep, stress, smoking, nutrition, exercise habits, and much more.
Since over half of your DNA Methylation is changeable, you can significantly change your Biological Age to increase both your lifespan and your long-term quality of life as it relates to your health.
How is it tested?
Imagine sticky notes on a recipe book, saying to add more chocolate at this step, skip the walnuts, bake for a little longer… The recipe steps remain the same, but we’re not reading it exactly as written.
That’s exactly how your cells interpret Epigenetic Markers!
An example of an Epigenetic Marker is DNA Methylation - a little molecule that attaches to your DNA, changing the ‘steps’ of your internal recipe book, by turning genes on or off. It doesn’t actually change the DNA itself - just how it’s read and interpreted by your body.
This is tested through a painless blood test.
How does this help
When you reduce your Biological Age by 7 years, you also cut your risk of age-related diseases in half!
If you’re aging faster than you should, you’ll have an increased risk of age-related disease, and are more likely to show signs of aging earlier in life.
You can change your pace of aging with lifestyle choices. Our test can break it down to what part of your aging is due to the uncontrollable passage of time, vs what YOU can control, with your everyday habits.
60% of the markers that make up your Biological Age are changeable. Studies show your lifestyle choices DO make significant, long-term impacts on your health at the very building blocks of your body.
Our program consists of testing your biological age baseline followed by one year of personalized guidance to help you reduce your biological age. We will then follow up with another test to see what changes has occurred.
Through targeted lifestyle changes and evidence based supplements, you can make a change in your biological age and therefore your health.
You may also have the opportunity to participate in research.