Using Health Scores to reach your goals

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

The science and development teams at SelfDecode have been working on Health Scores for several months now – looking to perfect the software that combines your DNA, labs, and lifestyle into one score to give you the best tool for optimizing your health.

So, when they sent me a message telling me that it was done and ready for testing, I had to hop on my SelfDecode account right away.

I wanted to see how well I was counteracting my genetic risks with the current lifestyle, diet, and supplement I had built for myself using SelfDecode.

The first topic that I checked was brain health. My health journey started because I wanted to improve my mood, get rid of brain fog, and increase mental clarity and cognitive function.

15+ years later, and it’s still my number one priority, so I wanted to make sure that I was optimizing my lifestyle and diet for it.

My “DNA Score” of 44 – one of my lowest when looking at all other health categories – is calculated by our AI-powered software, and this score means that I carry a lot of genes that predispose me to potential brain issues like low mood, anxiety, and the ability to deal with stress.

But based on my Health Score for lifestyle and labs, I’m doing exactly what I need to do to counteract these negative genetic variants.

There still can be some minor improvements to increase my lab score of 85 (I’m striving for 💯!), but overall I’m on the right path to optimizing my brain health.

I’ve started taking Tryptophan recently and I’ve felt massive improvements, so I’m excited to see the changes when I get my labs done again.

With my recent focus on getting rid of food sensitivities, I wanted to see whether my immune function and inflammation score reflected all the work I had done in the past few months and… well, the results speak for themselves. 😅

Improve Your Health Score Today

Health Scores are game changers.

You’re getting a holistic picture of your health, which allows you to easily narrow down and find out the cause of your health issues, and what the best course of action is to optimize your health!

Health Scores are available on ALL SelfDecode plans!

If you sign up to SelfDecode today, you’ll get access to your health scores, plus:

  • 17+ Summary Reports – Covering health topics like metabolic health, heart health, brain health, and so much more.
  • 300+ Health & Trait Reports – discover your genetic predispositions
  • Unlimited access to Lab analyzer tool – upload your labs and track your results
  • Personalized supplement formula – instantly created based on your unique genes
  • SNP & Gene Explorer
  • Lifestyle Analyzer
  • NEW! Ancestry – discover where you’re from and track your maternal lineage (Only available on Health & Ancestry Plan)


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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