The benefits of knowing your DNA

The emergence of genetic testing has provided many opportunities to predict the future of humans. Genetic testing offers a chance for the scientist to understand the DNA structure and predict the risks humans carry with them.

Apart from that, the scientists can even help you to find the right way to lose your weight or to give up addictions like smoking.

Two Finnish researchers conducted a study aiming to understand the DNA structure of the individuals with high cholesterol levels. Testing of their DNA revealed that they are more likely to face any heart disease in the future.

When researchers disclosed this truth to the individuals, they began practicing healthier habits in order to protect themselves from these diseases. The DNA tests did not give any guarantee that the individuals would be facing heart problems, however, knowing about their predisposition, helped them to develop better habits.

Out of the individuals who were a part of this project, 17% of them quit smoking successfully in just 18 months.

A similar study was conducted in Estonia where the researchers developed a tool called “KardioKompass”, which produces a risk score on the statistical chance of developing a heart disease.

Apart from predicting and helping to develop healthy habits, knowing about your DNA can help in various ways. For example finding your lost family members.

Comparing the results of your genetic reports with that of other DNA samples can help you to find members of your family tree. There are organizations that compare your sample with those available from the world and help you to understand your true ethnicity.

With genetic testing becoming more cost-effective, it has become easier for common people to get a correct understanding of the DNA.

Truly Yours DNA testing & reports

DNA is your unique inbuilt instruction manual that tells every cell in your body what to do. Your DNA is unique to you. Knowing your genetic profile helps you customise your skin care, diet and fitness plan, and focus on what you really need.

These easy to use home DNA kits require a simple saliva sample, and focus on skin, nutrition and fitness insights. Each user is provided with a personalized report featuring customised lifestyle, dietary and fitness recommendations, based on the individual’s kit results.

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Benefits of Working out in Bare Feet

Did you know that ditching your shoes while working out could actually help you in tremendous ways? Well, it can! Grounding – that is feeling the earth, is said to contain natural healing properties for the human body. When you touch the ground with your feet, you form an electrical connection with the earth. This connection with earth has been shown to relieve inflammation, pain, and stress by providing a better circulation for your body.

The Chinese too believe in a constantly pervading natural energy of the Universe which is termed as Chi in their culture. Chi is believed to be the life flow that moves in all our body parts and it is something that holds a central place in martial arts.

Take a look at how working out barefoot can help your body in different ways –

  • Working out barefoot can contribute to strengthening your arches, toes, ankles, shins, and even your knees. These joints are otherwise at the risk of becoming weakened due to wearing incompatible shoes for long hours.
  • Working out barefoot is great for your overall body structure and stability. So if you are working out in bare feet you are not just strengthening your feet, but also your entire body.
  • Your feet are the foundation of your body and the nerve endings in your feet connect to other nerves in your whole body. On the whole, working out barefoot challenges the mobility of your body that subsequently helps to improve it.

The Hygiene Factor –

One factor that needs special attention before going barefoot for your training is Hygiene. Working out barefoot is not only unhygienic but also risky as it increases the chances of slipping and getting an injury. Hence, it is always a better idea to go for special barefoot shoes that can help you with great arch support. With their seamless toe dome, Xtreme Kinetic shoes can help you at great lengths during your yoga, Pilates, or squats sessions.

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Take matters into your own hands, whether you have ‘good genes’ or not!

Take matters into your own hands, whether you have ‘good genes’ or not

The nature vs nurture controversy with regards to people’s psychological ability is something that has existed since time in memorial. Yet when we discuss health, people the world over cannot seem to put a finger on whether it is our genes, the environment in which we live in or the lifestyle which we follow, that has the maximum impact on our overall wellness.

Interestingly enough, recently, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America went for his health check-up and despite his busy schedule, his erratic eating habits and his flamboyant lifestyle, his doctor said that he is in great shape for a man of his age. This would seem to indicate that genes do play an intrinsic role in determining one’s overall health. When considered in an objective manner, it does seem that, of the three factors, our genes seem to play the most dominant role of all.

Some common diseases that are more often than not transmitted from one generation to the next include-

  • Heart Diseases,
  • Diabetes,
  • Cancer,
  • Blood Pressure Related Issues.

It truly cannot be denied that people who have ‘good genes’ are less susceptible to getting certain diseases.

Though genes play a major role in determining people’s health, your environment as well as your lifestyle have a part to play also. People working in a poor work environment run the risk of contracting certain life threatening and problematic diseases as well. Take for example, factory workers, who may be forced to inhale certain toxic gases on a daily basis are very likely to contract lung diseases or other breathing issues. Additionally people living terribly unhealthy lifestyles, by eating only junk food and not participating in any physical exercise are also likely to be affected by major problems. This is backed by recent research.

So, despite the fact that genes may seem to be playing the more dominant role when it comes to our health, the fact that our genes are out of our sphere of control means that we should make it a point to take care of our lifestyle and the kind of environment we expose ourselves to.

Rather than focusing on something we cannot alter it is a better idea to work on the things which are in our hands!

Truly Yours DNA Testing – NEW from Inner Origin

For a simple DNA test, and simply placing some saliva into a small tube, you can have your DNA tested to show the markers of your nutritional health emailed to you on a PDF document, for your personal records or your practitioner.  Click on the link below to have the kit posted direct to you safely.

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Our genes and their effects on our fitness

Do you know that our genes affect our behavior in every aspect? Genes have the ability to support you through everything or at the same time, simply break your way. People who’re looking to maintain proper fitness or lose some weight need to understand the genetic nature of our body. People must get a complete understanding of the way genes work and the impact of it physically and psychologically. Science, diet, and physiology are interlinked to each other. Genetic mapping is a very important factor that determines a person’s health and fitness.

When it comes to fitness, everyone wants to achieve their goals by working hard. But many people fail at it and may wonder why. To dig more into this topic, you need to understand what type of genes affect our fitness and how. The following 5 genes are related to the fitness and may help you achieve your goals if you understand the way they work.

  • FTO:

Usually referred to as the ‘fat gene’, this gene is linked to the weight gaining risk. This type of gene is genetically programmed to consume more food. FTO increases a person’s appetite which eventually leads them to consume more food. If you’re carrying this type of gene variation, you may need to follow appropriate diet and fitness plans which are compatible with this gene.

  • ACE:

A gene that’s linked to the athletic performance and endurance. You need to follow the diet and workout plans that are appropriate to this gene variation.

  • CYP1A2:

CYP1A2 is the gene that produces a type of caffeine-removing protein. Different variations of this gene produce different levels of the protein, which makes a person either slow or fast at the caffeine metabolism. Getting to know how you metabolize caffeine can help you in the long run.

  • UCP2:

This gene impacts your body metabolism rate. A fast metabolism can be a really bad thing for you because when the metabolism is fast, most of the food isn’t converted into energy. So, make sure that you know your body’s metabolism rate and follow appropriate diet and fitness regimens.

  • LCT:

LCT is the gene that’s responsible for the production of the enzyme lactase. It is the enzyme that digests lactose. Knowing your LCT variation can be a great asset in the fitness and diet planning.

The Inner Origin Company has recently added the exclusive Truly Yours DNA test kits to the platform.

Two DNA tests are currently available for you to provide information to your fitness coach or nutritionist, with more to come.  They may be a little skeptical at first but once they can read your personal results they can tailor make a  correct plan for your body type.

You will feel the benefits!

Better Heart Health with Ross Walker

Dr Ross Walker is a highly respected Australian cardiologist. He is highly sought after across the world at conventions to speak due to his wit and expertise regarding protective and preventative methods of heart health.

He also has a weekly radio program where the general public have the opportunity to talk direct with Dr Ross to discuss their medications and illnesses. He provides his expert opinion, and always advises the person to speak directly with their practitioner.

Here are a couple of YouTube videos of Dr Ross discussing the investment into finding the right products for better heart health.

Dr Walker has now released his own Heart Health line of products called ‘Walker Health”. Please go to

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