Stress, Ashwagandha, and the Zombie Apocalypse

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:


How often do you picture yourself being the main character in an action film you’ve watched? I know I always do.

“If I was put in a real world zombie apocalypse, I’d definitely be as badass as Rick from The Walking Dead, leading the group and helping them survive,” I’d convince myself.

Honestly, that’s probably the biggest lie I’ve told myself. These heroes go through crazy amounts of stress on a daily basis. Like, life-or-death kinds of stress.

Yet here I am, feeling like I’m drowning when I see my work tasks pile up just a little.

Meanwhile, my girlfriend never shows any signs of stress, but her responsibilities are probably almost three times more than mine. (She’s the real hero here.)

I tried to follow some of her stress-relief techniques – like green tea and a light walk in the morning – but those didn’t help me.

I always wondered what I could do to start dealing with stress better, so when I heard that the science team was working on a Stress DNA Report, I knew I needed to get my hands on that as soon as possible.

So… I may have pulled some strings to get early access. And today, I’m going to give you a sneak peek!

How To Use Your Genes To Deal With Stress

First, the report showed me what I already knew… I suck at dealing with stress. How bad?

Worse than 96% of the population bad!

But with this report, you get a prioritized list of stress-relieving diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations based on your genes – changes that will help YOU deal with stress better.

Green tea and an early morning stroll were not cutting it for my genes, which is why my girlfriend’s “stress hacks” weren’t working. 😝

But one recommendation high up on my list was Ashwagandha.

I carry the negative variant of the NR3C1 gene, which is responsible for increasing my cortisol levels in response to stress. The negative variant means it increases my cortisol just a bit too much.

On top of that, the NR3C1 gene also turns on other genes that are part of the stress response. So anytime I’m confronted with a stressful situation, we’ve got a stress-inducing gene party that’s making my body respond in a way that seems unmanageable.

Ashwagandha helps counteract the negative effects of this gene and honestly, it has been life-changing for me!

I’ve only implemented one of my recommendations and I already feel like I can tackle any situation head-on.

I can’t imagine how stress-free I’ll be once I start following more recommendations. Then I’ll definitely be able to lead a group through an apocalypse, right?

This report analyzes over 300,000 gene variants to give you personalized recommendations that help you with your stress!

I asked the science team to help me explain how impressive this is to non-science-nerds, and they told me – and I quote, “just say it’s about 30,000 times more variants analyzed than any other DNA company in the world.”

In other words, revolutionary technology that’ll help you live a stress-free life. And you can be one of the first to get your hands on it.

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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