You decided to find out about your ancestry and your DNA relatives by doing a genetic test. 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage — whatever you used!
A lot of people don’t realize that those companies let you access your raw genetic data file.
Combine that with all of the research on genetics and you have a gold mine of priceless information.
So what can you do with the info?
Learn about disease risk — in order to prevent a chronic condition like diabetes or to find the right solutions for something that is already affecting you. Most chronic modern diseases such as heart disease and diabetes have multiple causes. And knowing your genes can help you figure out which solutions are more likely to work instead of just taking a shot in the dark and hoping for the best.
Optimize nutrition – the one-size-fits-all dietary advice may not be right for you. Learn about the changes you can make to dial in nutrients that you may need more of.
Find out cool things – everyone has their superpower. Yours may be the ability to taste all kinds of things. Or perhaps you carry genes linked to living longer.
There is a lot of misinformation about health out there. And there is a lot of generic, standard boring advice that you will see on every website that Google likes to feed you.
But you can cut through the junk and get the research-backed information that is actually applicable to you.