Genetic testing can help people to live a longer life because they can control their environment and support the needs of their bodies. Testing is not currently free, but some feel that it will be in the near future. The MTHFR gene mutation causes concerns such as heart disease, stroke, miscarriage, and even Alzheimer’s disease. If people find that they carry this, there are supplements to help address the concerns. The hPer2 gene causes people to be tired earlier and sometimes wake in the middle of the night; this can be addressed as well with supplements and changes to behaviors. Additionally, people can find out if they are gluten intolerant or carry a pre-disposition to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases.
- A DNA sequences someone’s genes and shows them exactly which ones they have.
- If someone is one of the 40% of people with the MTHFR gene mutation, they have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s.
- Genetic tests can tell people how well their body digests dairy products and foods with gluten.
“It’s worth one’s time to get a DNA test, especially if they’re interested in longevity.”