The Accuracy of Genetic Testing

The argument could be made that nothing has revolutionized health and wellness in recent years like genetic testing. In the past, you wouldn’t know what diet worked best for you, your predisposition to conditions such as obesity or high blood pressure or if you were a carrier of genetic mutations that could indicate an increased risk for diseases such as cancer. Finding the answers to those questions would take time, money and guesswork, and in certain cases you’d never find the answers you were looking for.

Best Exercises for a Great Summer Body

It’s summer, so you’re probably ready to hit the beach or the pool—but is your body ready? If you’re not feeling confident in your swimsuit yet, there are still some things you can do to feel strong and fit in your trunks or two-piece.

10 Things Your DNA Can Tell You about Your Health

Do you wonder why you can’t seem to lose weight, even after trying countless diet and fitness plans? Do you find yourself worrying about your heart health or thinking about how your body will hold up as you get older? The human body is an amazing machine that’s also quite complex, and it can be tricky to figure out how it all works. Fortunately, there is an instruction manual that can give you the information you need to make smart choices when it comes to your health and wellness. This manual is also readily available; in fact, it’s actually a part of you. It’s in your genes.

The Key to Understanding Your Body

Heart disease runs in your family, but are you at risk? Your doctor prescribed an opioid for pain relief, but how well will your body tolerate the medication? Do you really have a sweet tooth, or is that just an excuse to get a second helping of dessert? It used to be difficult to get clear answers to questions like that, but a better understanding of how your body works is easier than ever to achieve, thanks to advances in DNA science and the availability of genetic health testing, especially home DNA tests.

How to Craft the Perfect Personalized Nutrition Plan

When it comes to finding just the right eating plan, it is likely that you’ve already tried many of them. You’ve counted calories and fat grams, went low carb and no carb, followed every fad or friend’s recommendation to find a way of eating that would help you feel good and maintain or lose weight. But if you’re like most people, these methods didn’t stick, often resulting in yo-yo weight loss and no improvement in your health—in fact, you may have even felt worse than before you started the diet because your body was not getting the nutrients it needs under the fad plan.

Is Acne Genetic?

Is Acne Genetic?

There are countless myths and old wives’ tales about acne, from its causes to its cures. The genetics of acne is one such popular discussion in the skincare world. There are two answers to this age-old question: no and yes.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Heart

Heart disease is the number one leading cause of adult deaths for both men and women in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Heart health was trending this February as America celebrated Heart Month. Groups like Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association spread vital health and wellness information to protect and strengthen your heart. Though February and American Heart Month might be over, we want to keep the conversation going and encourage more people to take preventative measures against heart disease. Here are five ways to keep your heart pumping strong all year long!

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to reevaluate your diet and make sure you’re eating the right balance of nutrients. We’re sharing 8 tips to help you stick to a diet year-round.