Joe Cohen won the lottery on bad genes. From childhood he suffered from all kinds of inflammation, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, and many other issues his doctors couldn’t seem to sort out. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, he threw himself into experimentation and self-learning to improve his health like many of us have. He’s now a self-made “biohacker” and he created the ultimate biohacking resource, a website called SelfHacked.
All this led to his next venture, a biotech software platform for DNA-based health research called SelfDecode. We go deep today into how you can use your personalized genetics to understand how to meet your health goals.
There’s so much to cover here I bet we’ll need to have Joe back for round two, but for now let’s get started!
Episode Highlights With SelfDecode
- A helpful analogy for how our immune system works
- The role of genetics in our personal health
- Why all MTHFR mutations aren’t equal (it depends on your genes)
- How knowing your genetic information can help you figure out the right path to overcome depression
- Ways to counteract your “bad” genes
- Why COVID affects some people more than others
- Diet considerations for someone with the PEMT (fatty liver) gene
- And more!
Resources We Mention
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