250,000 people a year end up in hospital due to medicine related problems, and half of these are preventable. A Home Medicine Review looks at your prescriptions, over the counter medicines, natural remedies and helps identify negative combinations, or risk of adverse drug reactions. It also examines the correct use of your medicines.
A Home Medicine Review starts with a referral from your GP. An accredited pharmacist of your choice conducts an interview and makes recommendations to your GP in the form of a written report, and may suggest appropriate changes to your medication regimen.
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Pharmacogenomics is the science that examines the link between our genes and how we respond to medications. This is an example of the field of precision medicine. It is a once off simple saliva test that helps determine the right medication at the right dose of many commonly prescribed medications, suited to your individual genetic makeup. This test can assist with improved personalised prescribing both now and in the future. A personalised medication report is provided to you and your doctor. The results are discussed with you the client and with your doctor if necessary.
Advances in genetics has given us a new way to understand our bodies. A Genomic Wellness DNA test is a saliva test that identifies some of the key genes that make huge differences in our individual make up. Genes that influence biological pathways and how this impacts a person's health is investigated. This test provides a multitude of insights for health optimisation and disease prevention. This enables informed choices in your diet and lifestyle, which you can use for the rest of your life.
It provides insight into several key areas, such as:
Unlock your own unique guide for health to accomplish your best health potential.
If you've got your results for any of the tests we've talked about above, we're here to help you understand what it all means. Even if you've had them done by a third party, we can help you develop a plan to address any deficiencies or issues that have been identified.
Everybody seems to be talking about "gut health". The microbiome is the collective name for the trillions of microbes and their genes that live in and on us. They play an important role in your health and resilience to sickness as they help us digest food, make vitamins, modulate our immune system and even weight management. Examining the microbiome may offer insight into the reasons for digestive problems and other health issues. See our additional resources for a great animation on the role microbes play in our health.
Functional nutrition gives an understanding of the impact of food choices and how preservatives, food colouring and highly processed foods affect your health. It also examines the impact of environmental toxins, household chemicals and cosmetics.
Listen to Csilla talk with the Glutathione Girls about Pharmacogenomics on their recent podcast.