23andme - Promethease
My girlfriend, Taylor, was nice enough to get my 23andme done a couple years ago. Back then, I wasn't anywhere as close to as interested in looking at all the health information you can find with your genes as I am now.
I recently heard of the website Promethease.com from an interview with Ben Greenfield. Promethease is a website that you can import your "raw data" from 23andme and get a ton more information; relating your SNPs (or "snips"), which are some of your genetic variations, to scientific publications like those found in PubMed. It was $12 to do but it's well worth it because of the amount of information you get and I based my trust in the data on how many publications were related. Here are some examples of what it told me...
Folic Acid Defficiency
This data was linked to 232 different publications through Promethease which was more than any other data so I definitely think this is an important one. Folic acid is found in spinach and other green vegetables, bread, rice, beans, and citrus fruits. Deficiencies are connected to lacks of cognitive function, depression, and various cancers.
I plan on adding more spinach, rice, and beans to my diet daily to make up for this.
Lack of Empathy
This is very interesting because I actually was given constructive criticism today that in meetings I am too analytical and straightforward and that I may have offended someone in our past construction meeting. I 100% agree with, "When under stress you may have more difficulty recognizing emotional state of others"... I get nervous speaking at a table of over about 6-7 people (especially if I don't know them too well) and I get stressed out to the point where I derail myself and things don't come out the way I wish they did and I definitely come off as a bit of an ass... Taylor would probably say I always have lack of empathy...
When I was talking to my coworker, I was telling him something like Toastmasters would be great for me to get more comfortable with public speaking. I really should look into doing this.
High Fasting Blood/Glucose
I have actually seen this first-hand with my blood/glucose monitor! I've wondered why when I wake up 10hrs fasted I'll be over 90 mg/dl on some days; when if I fast for 20 hours, I always get under 70 mg/dl. I'll have to check what it is when I fast 10hrs during the day and not overnight but I think it will be lower because my blood/glucose usually only reaches mid-90s or higher after I've eaten a meal with heavy carbohydrates.
I have not noticed any gut issues related to milk but I was never a heavy milk-drinker. The higher risk of heart attack/brain aneurysm is good to know but definitely a little scary.. The male-patterned baldness, on the other hand is just a truth. I'll probably have a bald head soon enough because I hate how much I'm starting to bald.
Some other good things to look out for that I got from Promethease were:
Overall, even though a lot of this information is negative, I believe all of these things that I've shared are legitimate things to pay attention to when I relate my blood levels to my diet. Much of this is related to ancestry and I think that is important to pay attention to when it comes to diet.
The most important thing to think of when it comes to this thing is that genes can only cause 5-10% of diseases, all other diseases are from your lifestyle. You can change your "likeliness" to get just about any disease or most traits by paying attention to your diet and exercise habits.
12/22/2022 10:57:23 am
Thankss for posting this
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