#SupportLocal: JOINCIRCLES – Prevention is Better than Cure


The saying, “prevention is better than cure,” has never been more true. This innovative Joburg-based company allows you to mine down into the detail of your DNA, flag potential risks, and adjust your lifestyle accordingly.

If Dr Heidi van Loggerenberg and Margie Doig-Gander would have known more about their DNA, could they have avoided their type cancer? According to them – absolutely!

Heidi was diagnosed with estrogen-positive breast cancer at 35, and Margie with ovarian cancer at 37. What could have potentially mended their life, ended up being the beginning of something spectacular – something that would have a far-reaching impact beyond that of their own lives.

During their cancer journey, they learned about ‘epigenetics’ – a revolutionary science that studies how your nutrition, environment and lifestyle (NEL) choices can switch genes ‘on’ and ‘off’ in your body. In other words, our DNA is NOT our destiny but rather, by making personalised nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices, we can prevent many lifestyle-related chronic diseases and create optimal wellness. In other words, by identifying imbalances in our biochemistry early on, we can actually PREVENT lifestyle-related chronic disease or their recurrence.

Enter JOINCIRCLES – the resulting online personalised scientific wellness company that was formed by Dr Heidi van Loggerenberg and Margie Doig-Gander.

In a nutshell, JOINCIRCLES believes that everyone should have access to, and take ownership of, their own medical data (in partnership with their relevant healthcare practitioners). They offer:

  • Innovative DNA and real-time biochemistry tests, knowledge, guidance and NEL products.
  • Nutrition products that are based on cutting-edge nutrigenomic and Functional Medicine principles.
  • A product range that is free of known DNA mutators, endocrine disruptors, and carcinogens.

Based on their experience and internationally acclaimed research, knowing more about your DNA is the future of medicine. And the important thing to remember is that your DNA is not your destiny! By making better nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices daily, you can fill the ‘gap’ in healthcare and strive for optimal wellness.

Getting Started

  1. Visit their website and take the “Which DNA Test Is Right For Me?” quiz. 
  2. There are a number of DNA tests from which to choose – you can purchase them individually or in combination: DNA HEALTH, DNA ESTROGEN, DNA DIET, and DNA SPORT are a good starting point.
  3. Add the relevant test/combination of tests to your basket and it will be delivered in a day or two.
  4. Do the sample cheek swab, book a return courier and wait two weeks to receive your results!

The Cost

The tests range in price from R1 540 to R8 900 (for the full range of tests).

The JOINCIRCLES website is easy to navigate and contains the “why” behind each of the tests. It is a fascinating read and will make you realise just how little you know about your health and unique genetic make-up. Knowledge is power – and investing in one or more of these tests can save you a fortune in medical bills, years of being ill, and time off work!

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