Part 3 - My Story
Continuing the mini-series on genetics, my friend Dawn is back with Part 3 today, looking into her own results from DNA testing to see what she learned, how she can use that information, and how it can benefit her to achieve optimal good health.
Personally, I have had my genes tested too, and my own results (which I should write up for you) tell a similar story - foods I should eat, things to avoid; type of exercise that suits me, lifestyle changes to make.
Watch out for Part 4 in this series coming later this week!
Studying nutrigenomics, having my genes tested and having some blood tests done has given me two tangeable benefits. Firstly, I make food and exercise choices based on my genetic predispositions and nutrient levels. And secondly, I relax about this being different to other people’s food and exercise choices. One-size-does-not-fit-all.
You may know that I lived in the Middle East for three years. During that time, I studied Nutritional Therapy. As part of that learning, I took a vitamin D test and was shocked to discover that my vitamin D level was only 19 nmol/L. A good level is 50-60 nmol/L. How could that be when I was exposed to so much sunshine? Well, I only found out when I returned to the UK and later took a DNA test. I have the genetic variation (SNP) that reduces the production of an enzyme in the liver & kidneys that…
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