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I Got My DNA Tested, And This Is What I Found Out!

August 18, 2018 | by Kreena Desai

Are you confused about what vitamin supplements to take? Or if you are allergic to gluten? Or why, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to lose weight? Well, we may have just stumbled upon the answer to all your most pressing health questions. A simple DNA test. FutureMed offers you non-invasive genetic testing that helps you identify health risks and choose appropriate treatments, as well as adopt a diet and health plan that is suitable to your specific needs. Sounds cool, no? Well, I decided to try it.

If you’re wondering how it went… well, let me explain.

It seems pretty cool to walk into work with a Starbucks cup of coffee every morning. But guess what. I did it for a week and it didn’t work out well for me! That one cup of coffee made my heart beat really fast, and I would feel jittery all day long. My assumption/theory about the effects of coffee on my body was confirmed when the scientist at Future Med told me that based on my genes, my body’s capacity to absorb caffeine is really low – so I should avoid it completely!

Genetic testing is fascinating because it isn’t like a regular blood test that would produce results based on the current state of the body. This test gives you results based on your genes, which are pretty much permanent! So you can actually get to the root of your health problems.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that 2 cotton swabs consisting of my saliva, shipped half way across the country in an envelope, could tell me so many details about my life. A 27-page report landed in my inbox, a few weeks after I sent my DNA sample, and I was surprised to know that it was not all chemistry jargon. It was in very basic language and talking to the scientist on the phone really helped, as she took me through the report in detail.

Here are some of the findings from my report. For starters, my B-complex levels were relatively low, so I was advised to increase my intake of that on a daily basis. As for addictions, the likelihood of me snacking or eating my feelings away is something I don’t need to worry about, but an addiction to alcohol is something I need to keep a check on. (Hope my parents aren’t reading this!) Along with signs of getting diabetes, so keeping a check on my sugar intake is vital for me, as well. When it came to my fitness, turns out running is not as effective as indulging in endurance-based exercises. So that’s something I’m going to be doing more of.

There are so many of us who feel like we are doing all the right things to stay fit and healthy, but every time something or the other goes wrong, and we have no clue what to do about it. Looking at this report helped me understand what can go wrong in the future and how I can start preventing it from today. The aim is to move from a one-size-fits-all approach to something that is highly personalised, and as such, completely changes how people perceive their overall health and well-being.

If you want to unlock the secrets of your genetic code and understand your body right from its core, contact FutureMed at info@futuremed.co.in in order to adopt a customised health and fitness-based lifestyle.


Kreena Desai

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