20 seconds into the video, the narrator speaks a line that makes a different case. Did you catch it? “When the gene is switched on…”. Now, re-watch the video and consider those mechanical processes in a different light: like any good computer, the process of reading our genes in order to create the proteins that build and rebuild our very selves is one of inputs and outputs. You have a big say over those inputs. You can Biohack them. Isn’t that exciting! While you may be genetically predisposed to certain mental health conditions, there are innumerable inputs that you can control to tell your body to switch “on” or “off” certain genes. These inputs include everything from vitamins and supplements to targeted medications to a simple run in the morning.
Now, watch the video one more time and consider: your pattern of getting stressed out, your craving for just one more glass of wine, even your puzzlement over your own serious PTSD symptoms as opposed to friends who lack these traits—all of these personality characteristics are rooted in those proteins floating in your cell’s cytoplasm. And armed with the knowledge of your personal genome to select the inputs that drive healthier genetic outputs, you may just be able to alter those traits over time. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
The next time you look at yourself in the mirror, I hope you realize that when it comes to the immensity of your “inner universe,” through the use of genetic testing you can develop the biohacking tools to promote the health of your own infinite complexity a little bit better—gene by gene. We can help you develop a scientific roadmap for your biohacking journey to feel better faster.
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