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HSW 33: Nursing and Smart DNA Testing with Cara Henstridge.
19, Apr, 2017
Nurses represent a massive part of the shift working population so I’m super excited to be chatting with a lady who has been working in this field for over 30 years which yes, I agree, is a very long time!
Cara Henstridge works at Sandringham hospital in Melbourne and shares what its like to run on limited sleep as a result of working night shifts, along with tight 8-hour turnarounds, combined with the added stress of shortened and/or missed meal breaks.
After an epic 30-year stint in nursing, Cara had a longing to be part of the preventative health care model, so decided to combine her nursing skills and love for helping people by becoming a genetic testing practitioner with Smart DNA. Cara chats to us about nutrigenomics, which is the study of how our nutrition interacts with our genes; polymorphisms and SNP’s (pronounced “snips”) which are our very own individual gene variations; what’s involved in getting our genes tested; and why it’s a particularly good tool for shift workers to use as a form preventative health care.
For more information of the Saliva Genomic Wellness Test and GUT Microbiome Test visit the links mentioned in the podcast below:
Cara’s Facebook page - Max your DNA
Cara’s email – [email protected]
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Audra Starkey interviews experts on sleep, nutrition, weight management, stress relief and all topics relevant to shift work health. This fun, informative and engaging podcast will leave you feeling inspired to truly be a healthy shift worker.