Tag Archives: Disease

What Is ALS Disease? A Personal Story

Kimberly and her mom: What is ALS Disease? A Personal Story

My mother was diagnosed with ALS in March 2016. To be blunt, when she told me about her diagnosis, I felt a type of heartache I’ve never felt before. The crying wouldn’t stop, my eyes burned from all the tears and my head was consumed with the worst headache ever. My body was exhausted from mourning my mother who was still alive. The idea that she wouldn’t be around for as long as I wanted to was terrifying to me. But, my fears prompted me to learn more…

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Best Gut Microbiome Testing Companies: Viome vs Ubiome vs American Gut & More!

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What’s in your gut? Scientific advances in the last decade show that a diverse host of microorganisms that live in our digestive systems serve both good and bad roles in our overall health. If you suffer from chronic stomach problems, are curious about your gut makeup or want to contribute to ongoing DNA research to learn more about your gut microbiome, read on…

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uBiome Review: What Does Your Gut Have to Say About You?

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Do you suffer from chronic intestinal problems or wonder how healthy your digestive tract is? The wonders of science can now shed some light on what’s living inside your gut. You probably know that a host of microorganisms inhibits our digestive tracts. Many of these microbes are beneficial; some aren’t. But genetic sequencing tests like uBiome’s Gut Explorer and SmartGut can give you a breakdown of some of your intestinal microbes — and whether they fall within normal ranges. Read our uBiome review to get all the information you need about “gut testing” and how uBiome’s products work…

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Best DNA Testing for Health Reasons: What Can You Learn From At-home Tests?

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Direct to consumer genetic testing is a booming business these days, but are these tests legitimate? Yes… in some cases. Many at-home DNA tests to determine ancestry as well as several paternity tests are legit. But what about at-home DNA testing for health reasons? This is where caution is key from a consumer standpoint. Various types of DNA health testing kits on the market claim to determine your predisposition for diseases and carrier status, give you your cellular age, or analyze your DNA for weight loss and fitness purposes. Are they worth it? And are they actually accurate? See what we’ve uncovered before putting a dent in your wallet…

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Where Did Your Dog Come From? Dog DNA Tests

Dog and laptop with eye glasses: Dog DNA Tests

Do you have a mixed-breed dog and wonder what breeds make him who he is? Or perhaps you want to know what hereditary diseases or health conditions he could develop in the future. For those of us who own mixed breeds, your dog’s genealogy is a huge life mystery! Fortunately, dog DNA tests can solve some of these mysteries for you. Keep reading to find out how dog DNA tests work, what you can discover about your pup and other information…

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What Are the Symptoms of Ebola?

Doctors office: What are the Symptoms of Ebola?

The Ebola virus kills about 50% of people who contract the disease. Depending on the outbreak, fatality rates can vary from 25% to 90%. These aren’t numbers you want to take chances with—especially considering survival is greatly based on how hard your antibodies fight for you…

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