Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Recommended Posts

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Edited by Green Gables

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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/messageboard/index.php/topic/297768-epigenetics/page__fromsearch__1

Edited by alternativista

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×