Maintaining Perfect Health in the World of New Technologies and Devices
In the era of technologies and digital screens, millions of products are marketed as “healthy.” But why is it that a growing number of people are challenged with chronic diseases and mental illnesses? Here is maintaining perfect health in the world of new technologies and devices.
What apps are you more likely to click on?
While we have nutrition and fitness apps at our fingertips, the harsh reality is that these live-saving apps and tech are nowhere near as popular as fast food delivery apps. Internet addiction and trolls can also put some vulnerable people at risk of mental illnesses.
To live a healthy happy life in the midst of convenient choices, we need to embrace the power of technology while practicing the most primitive ways of achieving health.
Here are 5 secrets of how you can use but not abuse technology to be healthy.
Unleash the power of your genetics
Recently, CRISPR-based therapy was used to treat inherited blindness for the very first time in human history. This officially brings human gene-editing from science fiction to reality.
Your DNA is the blueprint for building you – your eye color, ancestry, and risks of genetic diseases.
If your health is partly determined by genetics, doesn’t it make sense to crack this code and prepare for what the future holds?
Indeed, commercial genetic testing has gained rapid popularity all over the world. Dozens of companies like 23anMe are competing to offer you the most comprehensive genetic interpretations.
In our genetic makeup, millions of single-nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, hold the secrets to your:
Disease risks and tendencies
Response to medications, food, and exercise
Physical traits and mental health
With this information, you can take active actions to improve your lifestyle, inform your doctor, and manage potential diseases. Our medical system is moving towards an exciting era of personalized data-driven practice as we speak.
Know your gut bacteria
Did you know that our gut has 10 times the amount of cells compared to everything else in the body combined?
It’s huge. Our gut houses at least 1000 different types of bacteria – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
For good bacteria to flourish in our gut, we need to feed them with fermentable fiber from plant-based foods, also known as “prebiotics.” With these healthy fuels, the good gut bacteria start to:
Protect you against infections and inflammation
Produce healthy short-chain fatty acids
Help you manage weight and chronic diseases
It even improves your mood!
If you are serious about optimizing your gut health, you can even get a microbiome sequencing that tells you exactly what bacteria are in your gut. Compared to conventional DNA...