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DNA Testing for Answers

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I must admit, testing my DNA felt like tempting fate. Having read a few articles on the DNA testing that 23andme.com is doing, I was intrigued, but concerned that it could open a door I could then never shut. Once you know you have a propensity towards Alzheimer’s, how much could fear itself of what could transpire actually quicken the onset of the very thing you fear?

There are plenty of studies that show that our thought life really does affect our bodies and our health. One of my favorite more abstract examples is Dr Masaru Emoto’s Water, Consciousness & Intent. If you haven’t seen this before, you need to. Considering our bodies are 50-65% water, you have to at least consider what our thoughts do to our health, informing what will be as we age?

All that said, I went ahead with the DNA test. After my Grandmother died of an Alzheimer’s-related fall last year, I decided that knowledge is power. Alzheimers and Parkinsons are hereditary (my Grandfather has Parkinsons), and if I was going to be at an increased risk of inheriting either of these conditions, I wanted to know, and to start making life changes and investing in research for cures now.

My results showed that I actually have a less than average risk of inheriting either Alzheimers or Parkinsons, but it did turn up some other interesting increased risks that have helped me shape how I eat and the supplementation I choose. Although I appreciate the subject is controversial, for me this test was worth the $99 and the power it has given me to make informed decisions about my own health.

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