“We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.” ~ Joan D. Vinge
What Lifestyle Practices Are Best for Me?
If you are like me, you want to live a lifestyle that gives you the best chance for a long and healthy life.
The frustration with this goal is all the conflicting and confusing information available on any lifestyle choice that seems to cancel each other out! This leaves you with the question, “What to do?”
In this article, we will explore three main ideas:
- What Are the Benefits of Genetic Testing?
- Where Can You Go to Get Tested?
- How Does Tiger Medical Utilize Genetic Testing to Achieve Optimal Health?
What Are the Benefits of Genetic Testing?
Genetic testing is about learning how you are uniquely made – it’s like learning your unique blueprint for life.
Much research on life-span has concluded that only about 10% - 20% of the reason you live as long as you do is genetics. The vast majority of your longevity is based on personal choices you make. This is both empowering and sobering.
If this is true, that genetics aren’t your destiny, then why test them? Three reasons:
- To learn what you are predisposed to experience in terms of health.
- To gain access to more precise preventative health measures.
- To learn what diet, exercise and general lifestyle plan is best for you.
In short, genetic testing will enable you to confidently pursue a lifestyle that you know is best for you based on how you were uniquely made.
Where Can You Go to Get Tested?
Now that you understand the benefits of genetic testing, where can one go is the next challenge.
The first place many think of is a consumer website backed by the powerful marketing of a brand like “23 and Me”. Others exist as well.
These can be of some value, especially if you are looking for ancestry information. They have less value to you in terms of changing your health decisions.
One must be able to connect specific health choices to specific gene markers. This requires a trained medical professional.
In my personal, preferential recommendation, I would avoid using popular consumer providers in favor of more trained professionals.
Functional medicine clinics owned by a trained medical professional are a better option for you. Here, the test is ordered and the results are interpreted for you.
From the genetic consult with the medical professional, you can now begin to make confident lifestyle choices based on real data about you.
The science behind understanding your genetics is that just because you have a negative gene marker does not mean that gene will turn on or express itself.
Making consistently good lifestyle choices that support positive rather than negative gene expression is what you are looking for.
Tiger Medical has highly-trained medical professionals who analyze genetic testing results and help you connect the right lifestyle choices to your unique genetic blueprint.
How Does Tiger Medical Utilize Genetic Testing to Achieve Optimal Health?
If you work with Tiger Medical staff, you will establish an extensive medical data baseline to establish the truth about your health, including genetics, which is critical to this approach.
From this mosaic of health data, Tiger clinicians connect the dots from all testing and imaging to create a personalized medical treatment plan for you to establish an optimal practice that will prevent the expression of genes you want never to turn on.
Tiger clinicians understand how to find the underlying mechanisms causing how you feel today and provide the road map to helping you feel better.
What Are My Next Best Steps?
If, based on the information you have reviewed here on our website, you feel Tiger is a good fit, then the next best step is to go here to book a call with a Tiger Professional.
In this first call, the meeting is about learning your history, struggles, and goals. We want to ensure that you are a good fit for our program and that our Tiger team can help you resolve your challenges.
Another good step is to consider Tiger’s Health Assessment for $497. This is a way to learn where you are today to inform your decision to work with Tiger or not fully. You can go here: Health Assessment.
Do something today to begin your journey to optimal health!