Knowing your DNA can assist with treatment

Today, I went back to https://livewello.com to see how DNA reports have improved over the last few years. I used my 23andMe DNA download. A few highlights are below

Vitamins

  • Ken Lassesen is likely to have reduced levels of vitamin B6
  • Ken Lassesen likely to have increased B12 levels
  • Ken Lassesen has reduced MTHFR enzyme activity
  • Ken Lassesen is more likely to respond to long-term vitamin E supplementation
  • Ken Lassesen is likely to experience less pain symptoms when treated with folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12
  • Ken Lassesen has decreased ability to convert vitamin A found in plant sources to active vitamin A
  • Ken Lassesen has decreased likelihood of gluten sensitivity and decreased risk of having celiac disease
  • Ken Lassesen has high efficiency for converting ALA to EPA

What does this mean?

  • Likely need to supplement more with  L5-Methyl Folate and RIboflavin then usual
  • Eating bread- for example, rye bread is probably not a risk factor

Pain Relief

  • Ken Lassesen may have an increased risk for aspirin allergy
  • Ken Lassesen might have typical or increased risk of hypersensitivity to NSAIDs (includes aspirin)
  • Ken Lassesen may have increased likelihood of Acute coronary syndrome when exposed to non-steroids (NSAIDs)
  • Ken Lassesen might have an increased risk of aspirin-related chronic urticaria
  • Ken Lassesen is likely to breakdown Proton Pump Inhibitor drugs like nexium, quickly, leaving too little active medication to be effective
  • Ken Lassesen may have an increased likelihood of headache when discontinuing the use of pain relievers
  • Ken Lassesen is likely to have increased pain relief when treated with ibuprofen
  • Ken Lassesen might have decreased risk of liver failure from unintentional acetaminophen overdose

CFS-related Symptom Risks

  • Ken Lassesen has typical sensitivity to pain
  • Ken Lassesen might have decreased risk of IBS
  • Ken Lassesen is more likely to have lower microbiome species diversity
  • Ken Lassesen has decreased risk of depression
  • Ken Lassesen has slightly reduced COMT activity and slightly higher levels of brain dopamine
  • Ken Lassesen might have increased chemical sensitivity risk
  • Ken Lassesen has increased risk of having chronic widespread pain
  • Ken Lassesen might have increased sensitivity to Mercury

Some items like mercury impacts dental filling issues.

Bottom Line

DNA is not deterministic — that is, because you have increased risk, it does not mean you will have something. I simply means that odds are higher, odd that sometimes can be modified by being aware.

For example: cut out aspirin, make sure that I have higher dosages of Methyl Folate and Riboflavin. Say no to Proton Pump Inhibitor because they are unlikely to work.

Oh. by the way:

  • Ken Lassesen is more likely to show empathy
  • Ken Lassesen might have decreased risk of aggressive behavior