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by 43 · September 30, 2014 at 4:19 AM

Ok so real simple - since 23andme doesn't give health data anymore... what's the best place to get genetic testing done? I have known AI issues and been healing that but I want to get a look at my genes and see if I have somethign weird like the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 05, 2014 at 10:26 AM

23andme is great, if you're not in NY.  NYS has idiotic laws and even after the FDA whacked 23andMe for interpreting genetic results, NYS hasn't lifted the ban on 23andMe.  Instead, if you're in NY, you should use Ancestry.com, unless... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

So--I have had problems for years-horrible vomiting and nausea from garlic is how it started, but now I can't eat onions, (and everything in garlic and onion family), eggs, dairy, broccoli, and beets. I am very careful to eat organic fruits and... (more)

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by 952 · September 28, 2014 at 3:54 AM

For those who got APOE 4/4 result on genetic testing (http://snpedia.com/index.php/APOE). What have you learned during your experimentation with diet, supplementation and with overall lifestyle changes?

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Alex 0 · February 25, 2013 at 2:22 PM

I'm E4/E4. During my 20s and 30s, my diet was heavily influenced by Indian vegetarianism, with a heavy emphasis on grains and beans. This resulted in a flabby, lethargic descent into middle age. In September 2003, I drastically cut back on all... (more)

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by 213 · about 9 hours ago

Did you learn something that lead to a significant change in your daily routine? Do you think your health will be even better now that you have this new information? Do you trust the results? Do you think the science is too young to be... (more)

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balor123 0 · November 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I used 23andme and Promethease as well. I was having some difficult to diagnose health problems and I thought that the genetic tests might help me narrow down other tests to pursue. People usually focus on the disease risk factors but it's worth... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

Lots of press recently on the microbiome, and a crowdfunding initiative that allows you to sequence your microbiome for only $69 (www.indiegogo.com/ubiome) What do you think? Would you share your poop with them?

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TJ_5 0 · November 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Somehow you've just prompted me to panic spend $69 over the Internet for the privilege of sharing my poop with total strangers on the other side of the world. It was no use resisting: I just had to buy one of those anal swabs before they all... (more)

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by 78407 · about 9 hours ago

The APOe gene encodes for a protein associated with triglyceride metabolism but its also implicated in Alzheimer's disease. It has been suggested that a variant of the APOe gene - APOe4 - may confer a survival advantage at times of famine (1) -... (more)

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Alex 0 · June 28, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I upgraded my 23andme account specifically so I could see my APOe results. I'm a double E4. I'm also 2.9% Neanderthal.

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by 4413 · about 9 hours ago

My nutritionist is recommending this test for me. https://www.pathway.com/dna-reports/pathway-fit Anybody done it? Thanks

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Rozi_Days 0 · June 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I haven't done pathway genomic test but below is the link help you to resolve your question. http://www.pathwayfit.com/?page_id=458

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by 78407 · about 9 hours ago

Of all the dietary plans out there, it's the paleo system that distinguishes itself as being consistent with a rational process of ongoing learning about nutrition and self (i.e. response to a particular dietary regime). This is exemplified by the... (more)

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Wowza 0 · June 28, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Of course you want to know your APOE status. That's crucial. And you also then want to look for your methylation status - are you hypo? Hyper? Then you want to look for genes associated with obesity, diabetes, blood pressure, FH and cancer. Celiac... (more)

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by 3742 · October 01, 2014 at 3:26 AM

I've been a member of 23andme for a while but haven't found much interesting to do with the data. It's nice to know that I don't have any hidden genetic diseases and am also not a carrier for any (my wife is) but what can I do with the rest of the... (more)

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HA 0 · March 17, 2012 at 3:59 AM

And also, I'd take your data from 23andme with a grain of salt. It's fun to play with for sure, but people I trust who do genetic testing for a living (a leading breast oncologist at Stanford, for one, who thinks about BRCA mutations all day... (more)

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by 4873 · September 24, 2014 at 3:27 AM

Since I have Parkinson's on both sides (Grandparents) of my family tree, I'd like to get the most complete genetic testing for myself and family members. I have a PPO, so I can self refer, which is great. So, what are the key buzz phrases I need... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · January 21, 2012 at 9:24 PM

If you end up paying for it yourself and you just want the basic Parkinson's genetic test, do 23andme. You'll end up with a lot more than just the Parkinson's test and the cost will probably be much lower than going through the medical... (more)

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by 10497 · about 9 hours ago

[This is a follow-on to my supplements question] Lots of questions around testing on PaleoHacks. Why, How, Which etc etc Let's wrap this in one amazing thread. Here is how I would like for you to answer: 1) Common name of test 1a) Which... (more)

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grace 0 · September 19, 2011 at 1:09 AM

http://virginiahopkinstestkits.com/salivakits.html 1) Adrenal Cortisol x4 salivary (tests 4 times in a day) 1a) Salivary (non invasive) 1b) Typical cost $135 + s/h 2) Why anyone would want to take it? What is the context? See Jack's Hack 2a)... (more)

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by 10497 · about 9 hours ago

Just got my 23andme data back -- would love to know what is the best way to get the most actionable data out of it. What should I look at that will let me make a change in my diet, lifestyle, fitness today? Anything? (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · August 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Hand's down it's Promethease. You'll get a full report that will pick out interesting genes, like those related to folate, iron, and vitamin A.

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by 18402 · October 01, 2014 at 3:14 AM

We discuss these "tests" all the time. We toss it into answers and comments and questions with ease. Probably most Paleo-heads on here know what most of these tests are and what they're for. Lately I've had people recommend about eighty billion... (more)

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Rose 0 · August 10, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Nice question. Here's a listing of genetic testing resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_genomics#Predictive_medicine_services_already_available And for anyone who's considering a genome test (I've done it, and I'm happy to have the... (more)

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by 641 · about 9 hours ago

This came up in my Google Reader feed, and now I'm all paranoid: http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2011/07/the-exception-to-low-carb.html. I want to run out and get my genes examined, but I don't know the first thing about Apo E4. My last... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · August 01, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I think the ApoE4 story is an interesting one and one I briefly touched upon in my AD blog.......I will revisit it.......but ultimately I dont think it is that important if you live an optimal life from 20-60. ApoE4 means much if you make poor... (more)

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by 12174 · about 9 hours ago

Non-Africans Are Part Neanderthal, Genetic Research Shows http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110718085329.htm In light of these findings, is there anything that we can extrapolate about the nutritional needs (such as macronutrient... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 18, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Some non-African populations, sometimes mentioned here, with quite varying traditional diets include: Okinawans Chinese Kitavans Inuit Plains Indians Italians French Australian aborigines If all these populations are equally decended from... (more)

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by 56596 · about 9 hours ago

Chris and I were having a conversation about how some people do really awesome on pretty low carb and some people feel sick. I started getting curious about whether this might have something to do with "neanderthal ancestry." If you have DNA data... (more)

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Rose 0 · July 18, 2011 at 8:08 PM

What a great little gadget! I just ran mine and got a score of 20. I've been thriving on a "zero-carb" diet for the last two years, and have found that vegetables -- with the exception of some nuts (walnuts, macadamias) and dark leafy greens (e.g.... (more)

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by 418 · about 9 hours ago

Considering genetic testing, mostly just my curiosity getting the best of me. For only $100 and $9/month for a year I think it is pretty affordable.

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Sara_S_ 0 · August 28, 2012 at 2:52 AM

For me it was absolutely worth the money. I was suffering fatigue and brain fog even a year after going on a gluten free paleo diet (diagnosed with celiac disease). I found my answer by digging through the 23andMe raw results: I have mutations... (more)

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by 20787 · about 9 hours ago

Ever get the feeling those drugs they are giving you aren't doing a darned thing? Maybe that's because more often then not, they aren't and now they are even admitting... (more)

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Bill_6 0 · February 13, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Drugs are meant to treat symptoms not really cure anything for the most part. Realising that and taking steps that actually fix something rather than covering it up and likely causing more symptoms to treat with other medications will be a much... (more)