What’s the point of understanding your genetics?
Why is it beneficial to understand our genetic make up – for many of us being presented with a document detailing all your unique codes, can be exciting and daunting at them same time.
The what do you do with that information – either carry on as normal, worry about what it contained or start to adopt a lifestyle prescribed by your DNA.
All of the above are choices we can make – for me, I chose to take the route of knowing, having an in depth consultation with an nutrigenomics expert, then adopting and implementing lifestyle changes that I know are akin to enhancing my wellbeing.
It would be hard to take on board all of the suggested changes in one go, so I am addressing some of the highlighted areas that I need to focus on 1st, daily implementing practices and habits that I know are perfect for me.
We know change isn’t easy, but its hard when you see your genetic make up in print, often highlighting areas that you know you have a family history of – hey we are 50% of both our parents, so if like me you are approaching a time of your life where you have seen some of the health experiences of your grandparents and parents, you’ll have a fairly good idea of things that could be an issue as you get older,
The benefits of undergoing a genetic test id you know how the combination of your parents genes are presenting themselves in you – which ones are predominant, how they impact each other, what your perfect diet is, what sleeping rhythms do you follow – all areas that are key to YOUR wellbeing.
So, when someone asks me – why embark on a genetic test – my answer is, it’s my life and my responsibility to take care of it – if I know what I need to do the only choice is to decide how I use that information.