Episode #132: Demystifying DNA Testing

I got to sit down with Amanda and Sonia who work with me at the Brandwein Institute for Nutrition and Wellness to talk about demystifying the DNA testing we do.

There is so much value in knowing your specific DNA blueprint, but there is also a great deal of confusion surrounding these tests.

Our goal on this episode is to clarify what DNA testing can and cannot tell us. If you are uncertain about whether or not DNA testing is for you, take a listen. If you have fear or anxiety about testing, don’t miss this podcast.

We truly take a deep dive into what DNA testing can reveal about your health and how you can use the information to educate and empower you and your health journey moving forward!

We talked about:

  • Sonia’s experience with how understanding her DNA helped her make better diet choices for her body
  • Why general one-size-fits-all health information can backfire
  • The missteps we’re looking for in your DNA 
  • Why we can’t predict what diseases you might get
  • How understanding your DNA can help us support and optimize your health
  • Why DNA only represents about 20-30% of what happens in our body and what makes up the rest
  • How DNA connects to what our ancestors did in their health
  • The top-line processes in our body that affect everything about our health
  • Why cancer is an auto-immune disease and what that means for you
  • Exactly how we do a DNA test and look at the results
  • What methylation is and how it relates to our health
  • Folate acid and the MTHFR gene so many have heard about
  • Why the food form of providing what our body needs is the best way to do it
  • Why having information about our body’s red flags can be empowering

To read a transcript, click here.

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