When you order your DNA testing through CRI genetics, you may not know that much about the way DNA works. If you feel that way, then you are not alone. Many scientists considered DNA experts feel the same way. The more science learns about the DNA process, the less conclusive the results seem to be.
Often a theory begins with a person who strongly thinks one way is correct but is willing to consider other ideas. When DNA testing was a fledgling science, clear indicators showed a person’s genes were markers for life. As DNA mapping progressed, a few scientists started to question the belief that DNA determined the outcome of a life. While science sorts itself out, here are a few ways to use your DNA test results from CRI genetics to live a better life.
1. Arm Yourself with Knowledge
- While no one expects you to become a resident expert in genetics and DNA factors, you should ask your parents or other family members about your family’s medical history.
- Talk to your doctor and ask if there is anything you should address, such as high blood pressure, before waiting for your DNA results to show you are predisposed to heart disease.
- Learn what you can about the way’s science can help you with certain gene mutations.
2. Genes Can Change When You Change Your Habits
- Certain DNA genetics tests find predictive information before symptoms occur. This is valuable information.
- Some common diseases disappear from your genes when you change habits related to your health.
- You can silence certain genes by implementing good habits. Diabetes II may be predicted by your DNA. However, if you lose weight, start eating a healthy diet and develop a regular exercise protocol, your body never triggers the predictive gene. You can save your own life.
3. If You Do Not Change Some Poor Habits, It Affects Your DNA
- Certain gene mutations in your DNA makeup may have a weak disposition. The chance that normal circumstances will trigger them is slight. However, environmental factors such as drugs or toxin exposure can change your gene expression.
- Your genes determine your aging factors. Smoking speeds those genes up and you start aging prematurely.
- If you smoke, your tobacco use can affect a weak gene mutation and give it strength. Your smoking habit will directly affect your genes in a negative way.
4. Do Not Blame Your DNA For Bad Behavior
- People with poor habits are prone to blaming DNA for everything that goes wrong in their lives.
- If you allow anger to rule your life, blaming your DNA simply excuses your wish to have things your way or you plan to throw a temper tantrum.
- Studies show people with poor health habits who develop hypertension or melanoma blame their DNA. They refuse to accept that eating a diet of processed food with a high salt content might have caused their hypertension. Melanoma patients who blame DNA ignore the years they spent tanning at the beach and sun. Do not be a person who defensively reacts by blaming DNA when your choices lead to an outcome you do not like.
5. Take Responsibility for Your Health
- Behavioral studies show people who engage in the riskiest health patterns are more likely to deny any responsibility for their health problems.
- Do not be a person who chooses unhealthy habits because your DNA shows increased risk to develop diseases. That thinking is fatalistic an affect your genes.
- When you choose to live a healthy, responsible life, you can change your inherent risk of developing disease to the point where epigenetic changes occur in your genes.
Knowing what risk factors your DNA holds gives you the opportunity to your life for the better. Assume a responsible attitude and embrace knowledge and a willingness to change your thinking.