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Blood vs. Genetic Testing – Why Do Both?

genesWe hear this question all of the time. Our members are dedicated to living right today so they can live well tomorrow, and a big part of that is ‘knowing your numbers.’ But what does that mean? How can genetic testing fit into this?

We recently took these questions to Pathway Genomics, a genetic testing laboratory, to combine with our own knowledge of tracking biomarkers to create a useful and comprehensive answer. Below we list the benefits of each, and how they can ultimately complement each other for the best results in prevention and on-going wellness.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Cancer, Your Health, and the Environment: Presidential Cancer Report

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Last weekend I was reading the President’s Cancer Panel publication “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk.”

It is a long report (240 pages) but well worth reviewing given the effect the environment has on personal health. A lot of the insight was expected, but it’s nice to see it backed up by research.

The report states:

“With the growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer, the public is becoming increasingly aware of the unacceptable burden of cancer resulting from environmental and occupational exposures that could have been prevented through appropriate national action.”

According to the report, approximately 41% of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point of their lives and 21% (or half) will die from it. The biggest single influence comes from exogenous factors.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.