If you’re a regular blog reader or subscriber, you will know that Team Raw Energy has been healthily obsessed with tracking and measuring lately – whether it’s blood analysis, projects, or my daily run. So I was delighted to discover the company 23andMe which is a personalised DNA testing service providing information and tools for individuals to learn about and explore their DNA.
To have your DNA tested for health screening, all you need to do is send away for a kit which will cost £125. You can get your kit by clicking here.
Here’s what 23 and Me say about why you should consider DNA testing:
Our genes are a part of who we are, so naturally they impact our health. By knowing more about your DNA, you may be able to take steps towards living a healthier life.
Keep in mind that many conditions and traits are influenced by multiple factors. Our reports are intended for informational purposes only and do not diagnose disease or illness.
Plan for the future.
Learn if you are a carrier for certain inherited conditions, so you and your family can be prepared.
Stay one step ahead.
Find out if you have certain genetic risk factors, so you can make better lifestyle choices and appropriately monitor your health.
Engage in your health care.
Understand how your DNA may affect your health and response to certain medications, so you and your doctor can make more informed decisions.
Who wouldn’t be curious to discover their genetic risk factors, response to medicine/drugs, or inherited traits?
I learned a lot from my test – for example which diseases I could be more at risk of, (an unlike this profile on the left image, I was very happy to learn that Alzheimers wasn’t one of them) and and the kit also gives you a report on your ancestory.
You can find out who you are related to (although that part does come with a ‘do you want to know’ warning), as well as your %age of Neanderthal DNA!
Even if that’s a bit far fetched for you now, bookmark this page and save it for when you’re ready. In the meantime, why not sign up for Healthy Habits Ezine where you can get great info, advice and tips on how to be your best self, at work and at home.