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And yes, its also another cost, but Consider:
Lyme and or any chronic illness is expensive for the common individual. This is why I try to give explanations to things.
And for any one here unknowing, well............::
My 23andMe was $100 USD.
Sterling report gene decipher upload/download = $50 USD
In my case, it showed quite a few interesting things that conventional medicine noticed and left me hanging.
Considering other costs 150 US is not much., this is a lot of info for the money.
Briefly what I got out of it:
1)There is at least a certain amount of mental comfort know certain people with such and such a gene report these symptoms ect.
2)Saw reasons why I dont detox well; what others used here didn't do jack for me
3)Filled me in on some missing blanks in my Krebs cycle, and made me study more
4)Saw reasons why there has always been some unexplained oddity on my regular CMP blood test, and partially what to avoid to help it
5)Saw actual possible additional reasons/issues why bacterial infections are difficult for my immune system to handle. That would be any infection actually.
6)Saw that alcohol has a much higher risk of killing me; Dr explained this as the difference between alcoholics who live and those who just die young. So this even effects moderate drinkers. I pretty much stopped all drinking and I even feel better. Two drinks hours apart can make me feel like sh/t for days. I really miss kraft beers, oh well.I feel better.
7)Possibly saved my life or from being partially handicap for the remainder of my life - upon entry into the ER. This made one parent handicap till death.. Did conventional medicine test the children........no. So I did myself with 23andme.
8)I have more than a few "autoimmune" genes. Terrific. Well that was obvious, but I didnt know there were even genes associated with it. My autoimmune markers (tests) have at least improved though. I also control with diet new.
All that is well worth $150 spent by far. More than any lousy 50% accurate lyme test.
Gene testing is about
all general health. After all this, I dont just want to be Astro, I might as well be Astro 2.0
My past: I've been in "remission" for a few years. Was a very active outdoors / backwoods person. Less today.
Thousands of dirt "single track" trail miles in my life, a lot repeated. Many Ticks and skeeters came with that. Prob infected many times over, outdoors people never know how many times. But snowshoeing this coming weekend is prey much guaranteed to be bug free - one good thing about
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