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#1 Green Gables

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:37 PM

I did the 23andme.com DNA test which tests for a range of inherited health conditons (as well as estimates your ancestry composition, which wasn't as interesting but whatever). 

 

Thought you all might be interested because there are DNA markers for

 

- lactose intolerance

- fructose intolerance

- hemochromatosis (people with these markers are more at risk for iron overload because they metabolize iron differently, there are also theories that people with this mutation handle starchy grainy diets better than people without the mutation)

- anemia

- glycogen storage disease types 1a and 1b

- maple syrup urine disease (inability to break down certain amino acids)

- primary hyperoxaluria (risk of buildup of harmful oxolates, individuals must avoid foods rich in oxolates such as chocolate, spinach, starfruit, and others)

- phenyketonuria (inability to metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine)

- MCAD deficiency (trouble breaking down food from fat and stored fat, causing lethargy)

- beta thelassemia (another type of anemia issue)

- whether you are a slow or fast metabolizer of caffeine

- if you are sensitive to blood thinning drugs such as aspirin, NSAIDs, warfarin

- whether you have a positive or negative response to drugs that control blood sugar in diabetics such as Metformin

 

and many more

 

It also tests for a lot of more serious things like the BRCA1&2 genes (breast cancer mutation), Alzheimer's and such. Though it won't show you those results unless you "unlock" them, guess some people don't want to know. 

 

They're doing a summer discount deal for $99. It used to cost $300 or so. They can do the DNA stuff completely off your spit. They mail you a kit that you spit into and mail back.


Edited by Green Gables, 24 June 2013 - 08:44 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:04 PM

How can they do this just off of our spit??



I did the 23andme.com DNA test which tests for a range of inherited health conditons (as well as estimates your ancestry composition, which wasn't as interesting but whatever). 

 

Thought you all might be interested because there are DNA markers for

 

- lactose intolerance

- fructose intolerance

- hemochromatosis (people with these markers are more at risk for iron overload because they metabolize iron differently, there are also theories that people with this mutation handle starchy grainy diets better than people without the mutation)

- anemia

- glycogen storage disease types 1a and 1b

- maple syrup urine disease (inability to break down certain amino acids)

- primary hyperoxaluria (risk of buildup of harmful oxolates, individuals must avoid foods rich in oxolates such as chocolate, spinach, starfruit, and others)

- phenyketonuria (inability to metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine)

- MCAD deficiency (trouble breaking down food from fat and stored fat, causing lethargy)

- beta thelassemia (another type of anemia issue)

- whether you are a slow or fast metabolizer of caffeine

- if you are sensitive to blood thinning drugs such as aspirin, NSAIDs, warfarin

- whether you have a positive or negative response to drugs that control blood sugar in diabetics such as Metformin

 

and many more

 

It also tests for a lot of more serious things like the BRCA1&2 genes (breast cancer mutation), Alzheimer's and such. Though it won't show you those results unless you "unlock" them, guess some people don't want to know. 

 

They're doing a summer discount deal for $99. It used to cost $300 or so. They can do the DNA stuff completely off your spit. They mail you a kit that you spit into and mail back.

 

Any of the results similar to this one:

 

http://www.acne.org/...-results/page-2



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:05 PM

I would recommend going to their FAQs, they have more than enough info for you. I have no idea about Singulex, you can compare that for yourself.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:30 AM

I would also recommend that if you do this you also look into epigenetics and how your genes are not the dictators of your health as was believed prior to the genome mapping project. http://www.acne.org/...__fromsearch__1

Edited by alternativista, 25 June 2013 - 06:31 AM.





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