Qiyas – your personalized health solution

Take control of your health through your DNA

We test your DNA, then give customized plans and app-based coaching for optimal health.

Don’t waste time on pointless diets. Look to your genes for health success!

The miracle diet that everyone’s talking about? It might work for you too. Or maybe it won’t.
Low carb, low calorie, low fat? Confusion and endless choices. How do you know what’s right for your body? 

Look to your genes.

Food and Nutrition

Having Trouble Finding a Nutritous Balance? You’re Not Alone. Let us extract what your DNA says. 

Mood and behaviour

Unleash your full potential by knowing what determines your response to triggers and compulsions.

Cardiovascular Health

Do you worry about high blood pressure? How does inflammation affect your risk of heart disease? We give you the knowledge to avoid common illnesses and keep your heart healthy.

Longevity

Can toxins raise your risk of chronic diseases? We shed light on how your body responds to environment so you can achieve peak performance.

The Q-Life DNA Test

Our premier product

Get your genes tested for a one-of-a-kind personalized health program. 

Your needs are unique

Qiyas analyses key genes proven to interact with food, environment, and behaviour to support your health.

Support all the way

Clear recommendations on what food and lifestyle are best for your DNA. With an option of a 1-2-1 remote consultation. 

Qiyas doesn’t just deal with individual genes. Qiyas looks at whole pathways and the interactions between genes. This means a truly personalized health program.

Life-changing recommendations

Qiyas tells you exactly the types of food you need to eat for elevated mood, weight loss, cardiovascular health, vitality, and longevity.

Mood & Behaviour

Key genes that interact with your environments to influence emotional eating, impulsive behaviour, mood, and stress. This is useful for people who overeat, binge eat, or eat the wrong foods.

Carbs & Fats

Genes that interact with carbs and fats. This reveals whether a low carb, low fat, high fat or higher protein diet is more suitable. The possibilities are endless. We walk you through it.

Key Nutrients

No more doubt. Key nutrients and foods that you need to limit or that you thrive on: dairy products, caffeine, essential fatty acids and more.

Qiyas tells you exactly the types of food you need to eat for elevated mood, weight loss, cardiovascular health, vitality, and longevity.

Take our hand

  • Qiyas doesn’t leave you with a bunch of results that you don’t understand. 
  • Schedule a 30 minute 1-2-1 consult
  • Our coaches walk you through your results, explaining exactly what you need to do, and answering any questions you may have.
  • A real human, not an algorithm, bot, or search engine.

Our Expertise

Your DNA Matters

There’s lot of conflicting dietary advice from experts. There are instagram wars between paleo and vegan dieters. People are confused. The future is personalised health. By testing your DNA, Qiyas can give you evidence-based recommendations unique to you and your genes.

Our Science

Qiyas uses established and cutting-edge research on how genes interact with food. This science of genomics is all peer-reviewed and carried out at some of the world’s leading universities. We have a unique database and algorithm that tracks food and lifestyle interactions with different genetic pathways to help you lose weight, live longer, and live healthier.

Our Experience

Qiyas encompasses expertise from board-certified MDs, clinical geneticists, and naturopathic doctors. Our team has world class clinical and research experience, gained from some of the biggest names in the healthcare industry. 

We’ve put our clinical, research, and tech know how together to create a truly unique, personalised weight loss product.

Meet our team

Dr Saquib Lakani

CEO and Cofounder

Dr. Saquib practices as an academic pediatric critical care physician and also directs a research program aimed at identifying genetic causes of rare diseases in children. He completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia, with further clinical and research training at Washington University and Yale University, as well as a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona. Dr. Saquib is committed to blending the latest science with traditional wisdom to bring a holistic approach to wellness.

Syed Arshad

CIO and Cofounder

Arshad is a seasoned senior technology professional with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University.  He has extensive industry experience in health care, pharmaceuticals, finance, consumer products and Ecommerce. He has initiated and managed multiple programs in digital marketing and emerging technologies, with a special interest in optimizing patient engagement. Arshad sparked the formation of Qiyas after experiencing first-hand the benefits of integrating genomics into a comprehensive lifestyle plan.

Bilal Buttar

COO and Cofounder

Bilal is a personal trainer with his own gym in Amman, Jordan, where he merges his passion for teaching with his athletic experience to provide a truly unique program. He has a Master’s degree in Education and certifications in StrongFirst, Original Strength, and the Functional Movement System, while also incorporating genetic testing to deliver robust, individualized plans to his clients. Always looking for the extra edge, Bilal combines both practical and theoretical knowledge to motivate individuals towards positive lifestyle changes.

AJ Weir

R & D and Cofounder

AJ Weir has served as the research and development lead for various genomic, healthcare, and technology companies. He has designed personalized health recommendations based on the results of DNA testing and has worked alongside geneticists, physicians, academic researchers, and naturopathic doctors to develop a database of interactions between genes and diet

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to get my genetic testing results?

It will take about 6 weeks for you to receive your Qiyas Report, which will summarize your genetic results and provide you with lifestyle recommendations. This depends on how busy our labs are. We will keep you updated.

Where do you run your lab (gene) tests?

All of our genetic testing is done through ManaGeneDX, Canada. ManaGeneDX uses the McGill University research lab to conduct their genetic testing. 

Which genes does Qiyas test?

We can’t give away all of our secret sauce! The Qiyas gene panel focuses on the most important genes related to lifestyle.  Our research team has handpicked these genes in order to bring the most benefit to our clients. The genes chosen are well studied, and the lifestyle recommendations well documented. If you are interested in whether we test a particular gene, drop us a line!

What do I get with the Qiyas DNA Test

With the initial Genetic Testing package you will get a saliva sample kit (to be shipped back to us), the results and report for your genes. This is an option of a 30-minute personalized consult with one of our fully trained advisors.. The report will summarize your genetic inheritance and make recommendations. It is accessible via our exclusive members only web portal.

Isn’t it better not to know my genes so I don’t worry?

We will answer this question with more questions. Wouldn’t you want to know which foods are good for you? Which exercise is optimal for you? How to elevate your mood and behavior? Whether or not coffee and dairy are good for you? Wouldn’t you want to be healthy and agile in your 80s and 90s? The answer—yes, of course, you would want to know.

What does “one test for the rest of your life” mean?

It means that your Qiyas Report will be a living document and we will update the research and lifestyle recommendations as our own database and the field of genomics develops.

What is the difference between the Qiyas Gene Test and Personalized Lifestyle Plan?

The Qiyas Gene Test is done through taking your saliva sample and analyzing your DNA at a lab. You will then receive the Qiyas Report and a specialized consult with one of our advisors. The report will highlight the different genetic variations you have, and, more importantly, give you clear lifestyle recommendations based on your genetic make-up.