Beyond “Carbs”, Gene-Based Nutrition & Supplements

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

We’re continuing to celebrate our customers in honor of our 5 year anniversary this week and today’s story is about another person on a mission to help others discover the answers to their health issues. A health practitioner who took advantage of SelfDecode so that he could share the joy of optimal health with all of his clients.

Dominic Helped Himself So That He Could Help Others

Dominic has been a Board Certified Nutritionist for more than 12 years. Until SelfDecode, he had always approached his health challenges, as well as his clients’ needs, in a very broad sense.

Recommendations included eating a certain amount of good carbs, good fats and protein. He would tell his clients to take good quality supplements, multi vitamins, EFA, probiotics, and encouraged them to make proper lifestyle choices.

Overall, he was following the “right” rules and making “good” suggestions to his clients. However, things really started to change for him and his approach to health optimization when he was introduced to the world of epigenetics. Dominic said, “I came across Selfdecode in my quest to find a company that provided answers and powerful information about epigenetics.”

Dominic started with exploring his own genes first. From the simpler findings of not being able to tolerate dairy and wheat, to the more deeper findings of not being able to properly process fats and clear toxins, every piece of information he found through SelfDecode was helpful in improving his health.

Next, Dominic took this life-changing approach to his clients. He wrote to us and said that “Selfdecode has also given me the opportunity to offer my clients a more precise individualized approach to their health needs. They are totally amazed to find out how their own body works through epigenetics. With the great guidance provided by SelfDecode’s comprehensive reports, they now have a better understanding about their genetics and a clearer path to the necessary steps they need to take to optimize their health.”

Now, his recommendations go beyond the basics and include personalized suggestions, such as taking an l-methylfolate supplement for a client with genetic variants which may put them more at risk for a B9 deficiency. Or, for a client with genetic variants that may increase their risk for magnesium deficiency: taking boron and probiotics, specifically S. cerevisiae, which can increase the absorption of magnesium.

If you’re a health practitioner who wants to provide your clients with a deeper understanding of their health, explore our SelfDecode Professional Plan and book a demo call to learn more.

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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