Every year since its inception in 1948, World Health Day is celebrated and recognised on 7 April. In 2021, the aim is to come together to build a fairer, healthier world. This can be on a wide-scale level, or on a closer level, with more personal goals to improve our own health and wellbeing.
We all know that around the world, and closer to home, there are people for whom living a healthy, prosperous, and safe life is a rarity, if not an impossibility, entirely as a result of the conditions in which they are born into. In the Philippines, more than 17 million people live in poverty, unable to meet their basic life needs. Poverty includes a lack of access to clean water, fresh air, and adequate medical and health services. Many of the things that lead to a person becoming marginalised and poverty-stricken are 100% preventable.
So, where do we start? How do we become our own health hero, especially after 2020 brought us so many change and challenges?
EasyDNA Philippines has a comprehensive suite of health and wellbeing tests that can help you to see where you are health-wise, and guide you in the right direction to create a healthier and happier version of yourself.
These include tests that will advise you on the best sports, activities and eating for your unique DNA, a test that tells you how susceptible you are to a variety of diseases and conditions, a test to see if you are lactose intolerant, and even a children’s behavioural tendencies test.
Want to improve your health, but don’t know where to start? The Nutrifit test analyses your unique DNA, assessing over 110 genetic variations that affect personal metabolism and physical characteristics. By analysing your genes, we can equip you with a set of unique guidelines that can help you on your path to optimal health and fitness. We can also recommend the types of physical activities that suit you best or what to approach with caution. With many of us staying within the confines of our homes at the moment, it is good to know the best way to keep ourselves active and fit. Your results will include guidelines that are tailored just to your DNA.
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE TEST
People who are lactose intolerant cannot process the lactose (sugar) in dairy foods. They experience extreme discomfort, bloating, gas and diarrhoea. The Lactose Intolerance DNA Test will establish whether you carry certain a gene mutation which makes you unable to produce the enzyme which helps digest lactose.
GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TEST
By looking at your DNA profile, the Genetic Predisposition Test will allow you to establish whether you have a genetic predisposition toward developing any one of 34 diseases and conditions, whether you are at high risk for developing a particular disease, and your estimated lifetime risk compared to the average population. This test can reveal your predisposition of developing conditions related to ageing, cancer, cardiovascular disease and immunity.
CHILDREN’S DNA DISCOVERY
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that our children carry the same DNA as us. They are individual, quirky, amusing and entertaining. Do they get this from Mum, or Dad? The Children’s DNA Discovery test provides information on how your children’s genes influence who they are. Answer your questions about their athleticism, height (or lack of it), their eyesight, learning patterns and risk taking tendencies.
It may seem like a small thing to do, but being the healthiest version of yourself during a time when there is a huge burden on the healthcare system can actually help a lot. A healthy you doesn’t need to go to the doctors or to the hospital, freeing up space for people who are desperately in need of medical attention. So, this World Health Day, start your health journey from the comfort of your own home, and prepare to be surprised at the healthier, happier version of yourself and your family that will result from EasyDNA’s health and wellbeing DNA tests.