NEW: Upgraded Personalized Recommendations Engine

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

99% of DNA companies out there are probably hurting your health instead of helping you, and let me tell you why.

Imagine visiting a doctor who diagnoses you with anxiety simply because your eyes shifted a little during a conversation.

Or you cough once and they’re suddenly treating you for a lung infection.

Sounds ridiculous, right?

This is the same thing that’s happening with these DNA companies.

They’re looking at a single SNP, at best a handful, and then using that to tell you if you have a higher risk of anxiety or if you’re an undermethylator.

Then, they give you recommendations to combat your “genetic risks.”

The problem with this approach is that there are hundreds of thousands of genes that can impact a given health topic.

For example, our Anxiety report looks at 807,582 genetic variants to tell you your risk.

And at this point, I’m only talking about genetics, which is only one piece of the puzzle.

Your labs are extremely important, your lifestyle makes a significant difference, and the current symptoms you’re experiencing help really determine the best approach to optimize your health.

The great thing is that the technology has advanced, and now you can integrate all of this health information to get the most accurate risk scores and the most personalized recommendations curated for your body.

SelfDecode has utilized this technological advancement, and with our NEW Upgraded Recommendations Engine, you can do just that.

New Engine: Analyzing Your Genetics, Labs and Lifestyle

In order to give you the most personalized recommendations, the first step is analyzing your data.

Once your DNA gets uploaded to SelfDecode, our AI technology imputes and analyzes 200 million genetic variants to give you your genetic risk scores for over 600+ health topics.

To further personalize your results, we’ve created 150+ Lifestyle Assessments developed based on clinical research and science-backed studies, ensuring that every question you answer contributes meaningfully to your risk scores and recommendations.

Finally, you can upload all of your lab markers and discover which labs are too low, too high, or in the optimal range, and how each lab is correlated to a certain health topic.

Here are my results for Anxiety:

I need to work on some of my lab markers, so how do I know what I should take to get them in the optimal range?

We’ll get there in a minute.


New Engine: Analyzing Your Symptoms & Goals

For professional biohackers, this might not play a significant role in your recommendations, since your main goal is to optimize your health rather than solve an issue you’re currently experiencing.

But for everyone else, this is extremely important.

Your symptoms and conditions have the highest weight in our algorithms equation when determining the best recommendations for you.

When you first log in to SelfDecode, you’ll instantly be shown your symptoms questionnaire to fill out right away.

You can always change your answers later in the My Questionnaires page, found in the nav bar.

Your health goals also impact how we prioritize your recommendations.

For example, if your main goal is to solve a gut issue, we’ll give some more points to supplement, diet, and lifestyle changes that help with your gut.

New Engine: Getting Your Personalized Recommendations

Remember, you don’t need to do all this to get your recommendations. If you don’t have your labs, or don’t have time to fill out some Lifestyle Assessments, you’ll still get recommendations based on the data that you have provided.

But all the features that I’ve described above give you a holistic view of your health which allows you to get the most effective prioritized recommendations.

Going into my Recommendations page, here are some of my top supplement recommendations:

If you click through any of the recommendations, you’re able to see what DNA, labs, lifestyle, symptoms, and goals it’s targeting. For example, here’s why Folate is so high up on the list:

This is truly life-changing technology, and even as a professional biohacker of 15+ years, I’ve been able to find new supplements that I consider game-changers – like my recent experience with Saffron.

If you really want to solve a health issue or optimize your health, looking at one SNP isn’t going to cut it.

You need to understand everything affecting your health internally and externally.

Only then can you find the best approaches to reach your health goals.

And SelfDecode is the only tool that can help you get there.



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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