Did you know your genes determine if your body is resistant to losing weight? Genetic predisposition also plays a roll in how our bodies show signs of aging. Enter your email address below to receive our free instructional guides. Learn 7 ways your DNA influences your ability to lose weight, process carbohydrates in your diet, effectively absorb folate, and more!
Genetics can seem like an intimidating subject, one that’s only meant for molecular biology PhD students and tenured professors. While genetic inheritance is extremely complicated and closely tied into gene expression (a subject that still has much to be discovered and understood), the basics of genetics and genetic heredity can be easily explained using something as simple as the color of a pea flower… Read More
Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that most Americans associate with margaritas and tequila, is actually a day to celebrate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire in 1862. And despite its confusion with Mexico’s Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo has been adopted as a day for Mexican Americans and anyone of Mexican descent to celebrate their heritage. So in order to celebrate, we wanted to talk about the unique genetic diversity of the peoples of Mexico! Read More
It’s no secret to anyone that personalized genetics based test kits have risen in popularity in the past few years. In fact, Amazon announced that 23andMe was one of its top five purchases during this past holiday season, that’s a lot of personal genetic data being spit into tubes and shipped off for testing. But what happens to all that data once it’s been used to provide the buyer with ancestry details or personalize health and wellness plans? What really happens to your DNA after it’s tested? Read More
So you decide to treat yourself and purchase GxSlim, our DNA-based health & fitness program. You open your test kit, swab the inside of your cheek, send your sample off to us, and voila! you have your personalized results paired with professional advice to help put you on your weight loss and fitness path. But what exactly do we look at in order to create such a personalized plan designed uniquely for you? Well, genes of course! Read More
Saliva. It’s not very glamorous, and it doesn’t seem all that scientific, but the fact is that we can get a lot of information from just a small swab of spit. And that’s exactly what we do when we process your saliva sample from one of our Genetic Direction kits. But how do we take a q-tip soaked in spittle and extract DNA from it?
If you’ve ever walked into a grocery store or pharmacy, you’ve probably seen probiotics in the “health foods” or supplements aisle. In the past few years, probiotics have gained popularity in the health and wellness industry with claims that supplementing with probiotics can lead to improved digestion and energy, a boosted immune system and just greater health overall. Claims like that certainly can’t be ignored, so we wanted to talk all things probiotics…the good, the bad and the unknown. Read More
We’re constantly told that men have an advantage when it comes to strength and fitness. Generally speaking, men are stronger than women in the sense that they have the ability to lift more weight compared to their body size, but what if our measurements of fitness were a little different? Would we start to realize that women may actually be more fit than men? Read More
Working out has received a bad rap lately. As a society, we’ve come to see it as a chore, something we should only be doing if we really feel a strong desire to lose weight. But the truth is, weight loss isn’t the only reason you should be working out. Here’s five reasons why you should be working out more… Read More