Your DNA is your genetic blueprint: a set of instructions that influences biochemical processes in your body, and ultimately, your health. You inherent this information from your parents which creates a unique blueprint specific to you and impacts how you interact with your environment and what drugs, diets, nutrients and lifestyle choices influence you most.
This includes understanding how genetics may influence hormonal balance, fertility, detoxification and unique diet and nutritional needs.
With a DNA sample, scientists are able to identify changes in your genetic code, called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs. Researchers have identified how each of these SNPs impact health.
From nutrient metabolism to behaviours around eating to predisposition to disease, the information you can learn about your health is endless.