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Changing Lives Through DNA Genetic Testing
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Bitter Foods. Love 'em or hate 'em?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2018 2:14:14 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 2 min read time

Do you like bitter leafy greens and enjoy hoppy IPA’s or do you cringe when you even think of these items? It is true that your taste buds mature as you age and can change over time, but overall taste is one of the many things that can be influenced and even determined by your genes. The aversion to bitter tasting foods and drinks comes from many years of evolution and could have even saved your life thousands of years ago. This means that your taste choices may, in fact, be a result from your genes and not just you being a “picky eater”.



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Athletes: Born or Made?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 2:13:11 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Exercise 3 min read time

After watching the four-game sweep of the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors and the incredible athleticism in the World Cup, I find myself asking, “What does it take to become an extreme or professional athlete?” The question of whether athletes are born or made has been around as long as people have been competing. Is it genes inherited from parents, work ethic and dedication, or amount of practice? The trouble is, this question is so hard to answer due to all the different factors in someone’s life. 

There are genes however that can influence what sports your body will naturally be better at. 



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4 Popular Misconceptions About Fitness

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2018 12:48:24 PM / by Andy Sorensen 2 min read time

Have you ever followed common fitness advice and wondered why you didn’t achieve maximum results? We investigated some of the top fitness beliefs and found many to be inaccurate... and actually limited people from achieving their health goals. Here are four most popular misconceptions about fitness and suggestions for what you should be doing.



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4 Ways to Stay Fit and Keep Cool This Summer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2018 12:19:51 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald 3 min read time

Summertime is here and everything that comes along with it. Heat being one of the biggest. So how do you stay active when its too hot to go outside and get your workout in for the day? And how do you protect yourself from heat related illnesses and dehydration?



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The Golden State Killer Case: What we learned About Privacy and Genetic Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2018 12:37:55 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Privacy 3 min read time

Consumer Genetic Testing has become incredibly popular around the world. Whether it is to find long-lost relatives, identify any number of genetic predispositions to disease, or improve diet & exercise, there is one thing in common, people want it. However, some people don’t give much thought to what happens to their genetic information and what it can actually mean for themselves -- or their family. DNA testing can be a double-edged sword.



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