With prediction comes the opportunity for prevention, and that can mean the difference between life and death, as well as quality of life. What could be more important than that?
The science of today is quite incredible and we are now able to make predictions about health that we couldn’t just a few years ago. With the combination of your family history and a simple saliva test, you can gain access to insights about your health that are more personalized than ever, which just might allow you to prevent a health crisis.
More and more people are becoming health conscious. The problem is that they don’t really have a personal plan to work off of so they read, watch and listen about the latest scientific health discoveries and then they try as many new health strategies as they can to prevent chronic disease. Not every health strategy will work for the same person, though, and financial and time constraints keep us from trying everything we would like to try.
With the science of genomics, people can take a more strategic approach to their health. They can work with their health provider(s) to determine what conditions they are genetically predisposed to and then create a health plan that is based on what will work for their genetic makeup.
Prevention methods are more accurate when you know what you personally should be preventing to begin with. Of course it is important for everyone to make healthy lifestyle choices that will prevent diseases that form as a result of bad habits, and that is not what we are referring to here. Genomics tests, such as the CarpeVITA Genotest, help you understand what diseases you are more likely to get than the general population of your ethnicity based on your DNA so that you can focus your healthy lifestyle strategies on those areas as well.
Prediction is one of the four P’s in P4 Health, a revolution that is restructuring and transforming our healthcare system, the services available to us, and our health in general. By adopting the concept of P4 Health for yourself, you’ll center your health and wellness around Prediction, Prevention, Personalization and Participation. It’s time to Carpe Vita, which means “Take Control of Your Life,” and genomics can help you do just that.
Here’s some additional information about Genomics and Prediction