I had been in discussion with my doctor recently about genetic testing after hearing and seeing these types of tests on various platforms. I was intrigued by the idea that through testing your DNA, you can get a sense of what is in your genes, how they contribute to your health as well as be prepared for possible future risks. As most people do, I have certain health concerns and I was particularly interested in gaining insight regard to my dietary needs and my immune system.
With a simple buccal swab from my mouth, I sent my sample to the lab and received my results within two weeks.
I was completely blown away with the results received and it is honestly one of the most incredible things I have ever done.
I was always overweight as a child and due to this, I have always been vigorous with my weight and eating habits. Here in my hands was the proof of why it has always been a struggle, I have both the obesity and the diabetes genes making me realize just how important the type of diet my body needs is to avoid triggering these genes.
I was also intrigued by some of the genes that stood out in the Gene-Immune report such as a mutation on one of the detoxifying genes, specifically lung detoxification, which means I need to improve the protection of my lungs and the environment of what toxins I inhale. Another gene that stood out was a mutation on inflammation, as inflammation has a direct link to your recovery when you are sick as well as can yield diseases. Interestingly enough, I have found myself experiencing bouts of inflammation lately and the feedback received from these results has given me the knowledge on what steps to take to further improve my immune system.
This exercise was without a doubt one of the most beneficial things I’ve ever done for my health. I have already bought some of the recommended vitamins and minerals by Geneway as I now realize the importance of supplementation as our diets do not necessarily provide the daily requirements our bodies need. I have also completely changed my diet to a low-carb higher MUFA diet and have been cutting down on saturated fats. I have relooked how I train to ensure I am burning fat while training.
This journey is definitely an eye-opener and I would encourage anyone who can to consider doing a DNA test in order to improve their overall health and wellness as well as be prepared of future risks.