I am finding this gene stuff fascinating and confusing and weird. Using Promethease, I find a never-ending list of stuff, mostly bad, but of uncertain relevance. But a few things stuck out.
Some of the information rings true for one or both of my kids (and me) in terms of personality and intelligence. That's great for my happy kid, but for the other, apparently she is genetically destined to be stressed out, not empathetic, not brilliant, but a fighter. There are also some warnings in there - like, she may be more likely to get addicted to stuff, and if she becomes a smoker, it will probably damage her lungs a lot. There is a lot of inconsistent information about the risk of diabetes and heart disease and autism.
There is also information about how each person will react to different drugs, which is interesting, but there's no way I'm going to remember any of it if my kid ever needs to take medicine.
Then there's the MTHFR stuff I already knew - so we need to take folate and B12 and D3, but not sure whether a "special supplement" is needed vs. the stuff we're buying (whole food vitamins). There is so much information out there.
Has anyone used this information to formulate a practical plan you could actually implement? How do you go about it? What kind of medical professional do you work with? Or do you use an online tool that isn't snake oil?
For me personally, it says I have a risk of thyroid disease, which is interesting since my sister has thyroid issues. I have never suspected anything thyroid before, so I guess I will just pay attention and see if there are any concerns. I don't know if there is anything you can do about thyroid risk. The other thing is I have a risk on both sides of bad eye problems - probably the horrible thing my mom has been dealing with for years (and her grandma went blind). Ugh. Again, no idea if that is anything I can prevent. Maybe plan to possibly be blind in my old age ... learn braille ....