Archive for May, 2010

Here’s a gene test that doesn’t make you think “Cloning!”

May 25, 2010

Alright, so I’m on a roll . . . 2 posts in less than an hour . . . forgive me, I tend to work this way!

Okay, so the subject is gene analysis.  I’m pretty pumped about this one, and this is why.

If you know me well (and have spoken to me about health and wellness in the past year!), then you know one of my favorite things to point out is that our personal health is not necessarily a science. The reason they say doctor’s “practice” medicine is that we never really know for sure what’s going to work when it comes to improving your health.  A lot is trial and error, and your lucky if you hit the target from the get-go.  So, hold onto your seats because I’m about to eat my words.  Now you don’t have to guess anymore!

Many of you know about the multitude of take-home test kits that are currently on the market.  You can test your blood sugar, your adrenal health, the level of heavy metals in your system by submitting something as simple as your hair, urine or saliva.  I really think this was all invented for those who have a deathly fear of the needle!

Anyway, now there is a take-home test that requires nothing but a buckle swab (taken from inside your mouth along your cheek) and you can get certain aspects of your DNA blue print.  What is so fabulous is you get the information as it pertains to your predisposition for certain bodily imbalances and how well or poorly you synthesize certain vitamins, etc.

What this means is when it comes to certain areas, there’s no more guessing.  This is the direction we’re going in, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  No more DNA studies for cloning, let’s use the info to target what we need to do to take care of this one life we have now!  For more info check out

Let me know if you need to know how to order the test!  I’m getting mine as we speak!

To YOUR health!!!!


Food, Inc . . . a great education!

May 25, 2010

Okay, so it’s been awhile since I last put something out into cyberspace, but let me tell you, I have a great tip now!

For those of you who haven’t seen it, you have to check out the documentary “Food, Inc.”  It’s brilliantly directed by Robert Kenner and features investigative journalists Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan.  Just as a quick side note, if you haven’t read Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, you should seriously consider it after watching this movie.

Personally, I’m not one to jump on every conspiracy issue that comes along.  My take is you should be educated and then you can make your own call (and make your own decisions from a place of knowledge and understanding).  That being said, you can’t help but want to do what the film asks of you in the end credits . . . to use your vote and know you have the opportunity 3 times a day to make a difference.  I’m saying no more than that for fear of giving too much away!

We’ve been educated in this country (and any country, really) to believe what we’re told by special interest groups, corporations, the govt, etc, so this side of the story where it comes to our personal fuel needs to be heard.  What goes on in the world of Food is anything but straightforward.

So, check it out.  It’s a great education, but certainly not for the squeamish . . . you may want to forgo the popcorn with this one!