So you’re thinking about opening up a weight loss clinic, or perhaps you have already done so. The good news is that you can really help people and make a difference in the lives of your clients. You can – but will you?
Many weight loss clinics around the country run afoul of troubles, every single year. This is not necessarily through the fault or lack of expertise of the owners and staff, and there is no single way to categorize these troubles, but oftentimes they have to do with the lack of personalization of the services offered.
There are many reasons why a weight loss clinic might fall short of offering personalized programs. It might be through a lack of adequate staffing, or it might be through another shortfall of resources. The information and the resources are out there, though, for those who are willing and able to look for them.
One of our most valuable services are our genetic nutrition testing services that enable us to offer our customers DNA based diets that can make a world of difference to their clients. Think of it this way. If the patients at your weight loss clinic fail to see results, then your clients may seek help elsewhere. That’s not good news for you, but luckily, there are steps you can take to improve your processes.
Genetic nutrition testing may be one of them, but the only way to be certain is to get in touch with one of our consultants who will discover your practice’s unique needs and areas for improvement. Get in touch with one of our specialists today to learn more and we’ll get started crafting a plan for you that will benefit your practice and your patients.
But on the topic nutritional genomics, we’d like to shed a little more light. There’s a lot of information and misinformation out there, and we’d like our customers to know how genetic testing matters and why it can make a very real difference.
Many Different People = Many Different Diets
The basis behind the value of generic nutrition testing lies chiefly in the simple fact that all people are different. They’re different by nature, they’re different in their habits and they’re different in their lifestyles. Genetics underlies this all and is the key to the “nature” component of the nature vs. nurture puzzle. It doesn’t require too much analysis to see that people vary widely in their habits, lifestyles, and of course, genetics, and that genetics are the foundation.
Consider two hypothetical patients that are nearly identical in every manner of their current diets, their current lifestyles and habits and even fitness routines. You wouldn’t expect them to profit by the same fitness routine as each other, would you? That’s the reason that fitness trainers develop unique and individualized routines without even having any direct insight into their patient’s unique genetic makeup. They know that all individuals will respond differently to unique routines and that one size does not fit all.
For another but slightly more removed analogy, consider the diets that you would offer to a dog or a car, respectively. In order to ensure optimum health, you can’t offer them identical diets. They have different nutritional needs, and the chief reason for this is the underlying genetic disparities that separate the species.
Admittedly, the differences between human individuals are not as pronounced as interspecies differences, but a patient’s genetic indicators will impact responses to certain nutrients, how foods are metabolized, and much more. A patient’s genetic markers will indicate, among other things, certain foods to avoid, for example, as a result of potential (or apparent) allergies.
Since diet goes hand in hand with fitness routines, sleep schedules and other aspects of lifestyle (all of which should be personalized in accordance with the needs of the individual patience) diet should be as well. That’s the key offered by genetic nutritional testing. It allows our specialists to analyze the specific needs of your patients so that a truly unique and personalized diet can be crafted for each patient you serve.
In short, a clinic can’t just provide the same diet for each patient, but it goes further than this. A clinic can’t provide a series of generally specific diets semi-tailored to the genetic needs of each patient. To be truly effective, a diet should be styled according to the highly specific dietary needs of each patient. These diets then go on to work together with the fitness plans, sleep suggestions and more.
Working Together with Lifestyle, Sleep Schedule and Personalized Diets
The testing we perform in order to determine the genetic profiles of your patients is critical in the plans we create for them, based on what their goals are for themselves. Based on the test results, we account for hundreds of genetic markers before proceeding with advice and recommendations for nutrition and fitness to positively help your patients, for example with losing weight or managing blood pressure.
This genetic information, as we stated, enables us to make personalized nutrition plans according to the goals of the individual, as no two diets should be the same. The thing about this is that the diet does not work on its own. It works in concert with the rest of our recommendations.
Let’s say you have a patient whose primary goal is to lose weight. Then our testing would be used to craft a plan for dieting and exercise that would be deemed most effective based on the information revealed from that patient’s genetic markers. Say, by contrast that you had a patient who had weight loss and pain management as top priorities. We would use the genetic information and gene variants revealed in testing not only to craft a personalized diet but also to make specific lifestyle modifications or recommendations to mitigate or manage pain.
When we make recommendations for your patients, whether for athletic performance, weight loss, dieting, sleep routines or otherwise we take their individual needs into account as revealed by the testing we perform. Each piece of the puzzle works together for your patients in order to ensure success.
How We Do It
If you’re looking for some specific insight into how we perform our genetic nutrition testing, you can get some really valuable information on the process at the link above, and you can even view frequently asked questions there.
The process is surprisingly uninvasive, quick and effective. Although we test for different markers and genetic variants based on the goals projected, the basic process for you and your patients is effectively the same.
Basically, we collect genetic samples from your patients via a simple swabbing to collect cells from the mouth. It couldn’t be easier, is completely non invasive and takes hardly a minute to collect an adequate amount of genetic material to complete our testing. After this simple process of collecting material is complete, the sample is mailed directly to our lab for analysis.
Our analysts investigate around 300 genetic markers that have been implicated through a variety of external research to have an effect on how the body processes food and nutrients, responds to a variety of different athletic activities, aging, and more. Depending on the goals of your patients, some of these specific markers will be more valuable for further analysis than others.
In addition, results take on a few weeks to become available to you, generally between two to three weeks. It is also important to note that we take security very seriously. Our systems run on HIPAA-compliant architecture and employ cutting edge encryption technology to protect personal data. Moreover, all samples we receive are destroyed within 45 days of analysis.
Secure, efficient and thorough, our genetic testing is unique in the value it provides you and your patients, enabling us to work with you to provide customized feedback and personalized insight.
View Sample Reports
Check the page at the link above if you want to see a sample report for any of the varied services and suggestions we offer here at Healthy Habits Weight Loss Business Builders. In addition to weight loss goals, we also serve patients whose goals revolve around fitness, optimal nutrition, pain management and mitigation and more. Understandably, as the entire premise of this article has been on the value of personalization, the results you will see in each sample report will not be the same.
Even the recommendations we would make for the same individual in question would vary according to the goals targeted. Different genetic markers signal opportunities for weight loss and peak performance, for example, so what you see will vary.
However, take a look at one of these reports to get some insight into what you can expect to see when you work with us for genetic testing to deliver better results to your patients. You will be surprised at the breadth and depth of the information offered, which strikes the perfect balance between reader-friendliness and depth of level of detail.
For example, for a sample client whose chief goal was weight loss, investigate the sample report at the link above for “slim.” You’ll get a detailed analysis of what markers were tested for, what exactly the markers were, and what the relative qualitative implications of each was.
The report breaks down, for example, a report for “below average” ability to lose weight, as well as the genes that indicated that. In addition, the report makes in depth suggestions for what foods to take, breaking down the types of proteins, carbs and fats that should constitute a diet optimized for the weight loss initiative.
This is, obviously, a very high level review of the information contained within the sample report, and should only be considered as an abbreviated insight into the matter. For more detailed information, consult one of the samples above.
Capitalize on Our Other Services
Much like how we perform individualized testing to secure the best results for you and your patients, we offer a suite of services and products in addition to our genetic testing services to provide you with the best possible experience.
Our goal at Health Habits Weight Loss Business Builders is to provide you with the best possible customer experience so that your clinic will survive and thrive. To do that, we offer not only genetic testing services but will soon be offering food allergy testing services as well.
We also provide our customers with nutritional consulting services and much more, so that you can achieve efficient practices and save money by freeing yourself from the need to hire dietitians, nutritionists and other staff members in house.
In addition, we also offer Lipo Laser Machines to our customers along with a variety of unique weight loss supplements and products so that you can enhance your own customer experience and help to guarantee results for your clients.
Please take a closer look through some of the links above to learn more about the services, products and packages we offer that can help save you money, and then if you need additional information before proceeding with a decision, feel free to reach out to us.
Get in Touch with Us Today and Save
Our entire focus revolves around securing better results for you and your patients, and we wouldn’t be able to offer that if we didn’t first extend the level of customer service you would expect. For that reason, you can call us up with any questions you have about our products and services and we would be happy to shed light on the matter.
Are you interested in learning more about why genetic testing is necessary to develop effective, personalized diet plans and fitness routines? Are you wondering how our supplements can be leveraged to their fullest effects? Do you have questions about the manner in which a Lipo Laser Machine works? Perhaps you want to explore a plan that would be most effective for you – all of these are valid concerns and we would be glad to start you off on the right foot. It all starts with a call, so pick up the phone and get in touch with one of our specialists today at 877-581-4484.