Adopting a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you need to go completely vegan or vegetarian, rather, it is a way of eating that proportionately chooses consuming more plant-derived whole foods that are unrefined and minimally processed. Vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, tubers, and legumes are the dietary staples, while animal based foods (fish, meat, poultry, eggs, dairy etc.) make up a small part of the overall diet if you are including them.
It is near impossible to turn on the TV without seeing ads from companies wanting to use your DNA to provide information about your ancestry, long lost relatives, and even certain health or personal traits. But how do these direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests differ from what your doctor or genetic counselor may order? If you want to know more about your possible inherited disease risk, why make a trip into the clinic when you can just order the test online yourself, right? Well there are some important things to consider before ordering that test.