5 simple steps to improve your health

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to speak at the Biohacker Summit in Helsinki, Finland, where thousands of biohackers and industry leaders gather at this summit to discuss all things health.

My talk focused on “How to Use AI & Precision Health to Achieve Superhuman Results” and in it, I highlighted the 5 simple steps to improve your health.

Today, I’ll be sharing these steps with you.

Step 1: Get Your DNA Analyzed

If you’ve already purchased a DNA test, then you’re one step closer to achieving optimal health.

Your DNA is what makes you, you.

It’s why some people can eat whatever they want without gaining weight, while others can’t enjoy an Oreo without consequences.

It’s why people feel more stressed than others in similar situations.

It controls so much of your health and it’s the most important step (which is why I put it first )

Getting a DNA test is one thing, but what’s even more important is making sure your results are accurate.

99% of DNA companies will sell a DNA test and claim to “analyze” your DNA to give you your genetic risks.

The truth is they’re only looking at a handful of genes, at most 100 SNPs.

To get truly accurate results, you need to look at millions.

SelfDecode analyzes over 200 million genetic variants in total, giving you the most accurate genetic risk scores.

Step 2: Get Comprehensive Lab Tests/Biomarkers

Once you have your DNA insights, the next crucial step is to understand your current health status through comprehensive lab tests.

While your DNA provides the blueprint, lab tests reveal how your body is functioning in real time.

Lab tests are essential because they measure critical biomarkers that can indicate your risk for various conditions and highlight areas needing improvement. These biomarkers can include:

  • Blood Sugar Levels: Monitoring your blood sugar helps you understand your risk for diabetes and manage your energy levels.
  • Cholesterol Levels: Knowing your cholesterol levels can help you assess your heart health and make necessary dietary adjustments.
  • Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies: Identifying deficiencies allows you to tailor your nutrition and supplementation to support overall well-being.

SelfDecode analyzes your labs to show you whether or not they’re in the optimal range.

The new SelfDecode 3.0 algorithm takes it one step further, by analyzing your DNA, labs, and lifestyle (which we’ll discuss in step 3) to give you even more personalized recommendations.

Step 3: Understand Your Lifestyle, Symptoms, Conditions, and Health Goals

With your DNA insights and lab results in hand, the next step is to delve deeper into your lifestyle, symptoms, and health goals.

Understanding these aspects is crucial for tailoring a personalized health plan that truly works for you.

Our comprehensive questionnaires are designed to capture detailed information about your daily habits, symptoms, and health objectives.

Here’s why this step is essential:

  • Lifestyle Assessment: Your lifestyle choices, including diet, exercise, sleep patterns, and stress levels, play a significant role in your overall health. By assessing these factors, we can provide recommendations that fit seamlessly into your daily routine.
  • Symptom Tracking: Identifying and tracking symptoms helps us understand your current health challenges. This information allows us to pinpoint underlying issues and address them effectively.
  • Goal Setting: Whether you aim to lose weight, boost energy levels, improve mental clarity, or manage a specific health condition, clearly defined goals are vital. Our questionnaires help you set realistic and achievable health targets.

By taking our questionnaires, you provide the AI algorithm with the necessary context to offer personalized health advice.

Combined with your DNA and lab data, this holistic approach ensures that you receive the most accurate and actionable recommendations.

Once you complete the questionnaires, SelfDecode’s advanced algorithm will integrate all the information—your DNA, lab results, and lifestyle data—to create a customized health plan tailored specifically to you.

Step 4: Follow Your Recommendations

This step is fairly straightforward. Look at your recommendations, and start implementing them one by one to work towards optimal health.

Here are some of my top supplement recommendations:

Step 5: Re-take Lab Tests and Upload Results

Health optimization is an ongoing process.

Once you’ve implemented your personalized recommendations for a while, it’s crucial to re-take your lab tests to monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments.

Re-testing helps you see the tangible results of your efforts and how your biomarkers have improved over time, and ensures your health plan evolves with you, allowing you to make informed adjustments based on your current status.

After receiving your new lab results, upload them to SelfDecode. Our advanced algorithm will analyze the new data alongside your existing DNA and lifestyle information, updating your personalized recommendations accordingly.

This continuous feedback loop ensures you stay on track towards achieving and maintaining optimal health.

Taking these steps will empower you to make informed decisions, tailored to your unique genetic makeup and current health status.

Ready to take control of your health journey?

Start today with SelfDecode and unlock the power of precision health.



About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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