Don’t we have enough real challenges in life with job security, family challenges, and crazy people, to spend too much time worrying about things that might happen, and by law, never will?
I have heard it said that 90% of what people worry about never happens. I don’t know about you, but life is too short to consume our minds with the “what ifs.” I would rather attempt to learn to deal with real challenges in life to the best of my ability when they actually occur.
If that statement doesn’t make sense to you, then don’t waste your time reading
the rest of this article.
I think it is obvious to all at this point that those who have the ability to look at both sides of any given situation are rare. In general people are motivated by their own agenda’s. I would place myself in that category, so because of that, I feel it is always good to look at and try to understand both sides of any given situation. Look behind the curtain and understand the emotions & motivations behind both sides of any issue.
With that said, I understand that each of us see things through different colored glasses. As humans we see things not as they are, but as we are.
I would say when it comes to conspiracy theories; I slant towards distrust of people, companies, and governments.
As it relates to the barrage of info around genomic-ancestry company 23andMe partnering with the world’s ninth-largest pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), (This exclusive partnership gives GSK access to 23andMe’s database that includes the genomes of over 5 million people.) made sense to many.
This is really what I want to talk about the rest of this article. First of all this
was originally announced on JULY 25th of 2018 !! See announcement here
Even though the announcement has been constantly spread and wrote about each week since it was made, as if it has just happened! Obviously this is old news but many companies have a financial interest to keep it out there with an attempt to slant public opinion to a point, you can almost consider it FAKE NEWS.
At the time of this writing it is February 1, 2019 over six months since the announcement was made, but look at the published date of the most recent article. It was published last week January 23, 2019.
Since this is under the entertainment section of this blog, is it possible all these articles that have popped up continuously since the announcement was originally made are really just what are commonly called PAID ADVERTORIALS??
If so, who is paying for this old news to constantly be slanted and is saturated on the internet?
How do you think the eight drug companies that are larger than GSK feel about this news?
Do you feel that genetic DNA information being used for “research and development of innovative new medicines and potential cures,” Is of value to all people?
Just honestly answer that question and try to not let your conspiracy theory or personal agenda mindset kick in.
I think it is important to note that when a customer signs up for 23andMe’s
services, they have the option to choose whether or not they want their data
included in future research trials. Customers can choose to opt-in or opt-out
of studies at any time. Nevertheless, approximately 80 percent of 23andMe’s
customers choose to allow their data to be used in future research.
Why would those that have nothing to FEAR, allow their DNA to be used?
Probably the same reason people sign up for organ donations on their driver license
is my thought. If our DNA can help create cures for disease in the future, aren’t we in some small way helping our children, grandchildren and future generations?
Who should fear their DNA being used?
My thoughts are those that have committed crimes and never been
caught; possibly illegal aliens & those that are consumed with conspiracy
theories? Beyond that, I really can’t think of anyone else, can you?
There is little room for doubt that scientific breakthroughs and technological
advancements have led to the emergence of personalized medicine — a practice
based on the use of an individual’s genetic profile to guide health care decisions
made about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Not just with
humans, your veterinarian will tell you this is the future of healthcare for your
animals as well.
The time has come, and understandably powerful drug companies want to taint the public’s perception every way they possibly can, as long as they can.
The war has just started, however what’s in the best interest of all will ultimately prevail.
This time reminds me of back in the eighties when a good ole boy from Georgia mounted a crusade against the life insurance companies with his, “Buy term and invest the rest” movement.
Some of you may remember Art William’s picture on the cover of Newsweek Magazine with the headline “The Most Hated Man in America.”
His company, A.L. Williams changed the life insurance business forever.
Because of his crusade to do what was in the best interest of customers,
whole life insurance products were created. Until that time, agents across
the world were selling universal life insurance plans almost exclusively
because they provided the highest commissions.
The huge insurance conglomerates did everything in their power to stop the A.L. Williams company, but you cannot stop an idea whose time has come.
Back to DNA testing – making sure a company is HIPPA compliant should provide comfort for most consumers. Unless of course you have committed a crime you have not been arrested for, then NO amount of security would provide peace of mind. 🙂
The need for data security has grown with the increase in the use and sharing of electronic patient data. Today, high-quality care requires healthcare organizations to meet this accelerated demand for data while complying with HIPPA regulations and protecting DNA. Having a data protection strategy in place allows healthcare organizations to:
Ensure the security and availability of DNA to maintain the trust of practitioners and
Meet HIPPA and HITECH regulations for access, audit, integrity controls, data
transmission, and device security.
Maintain greater visibility and control of sensitive data throughout the organization
and serve their patients at the highest level possible.
To this point we have talked about drugs in the treatment of disease. What should excite everyone who is enjoying good health right now is how DNA testing can help us all stack the odds in our favor, and give us the best chance of staying healthy throughout our lifetime.
If you are one of the rare few living on the planet who doesn’t believe in vitamins or supplementation, what I am about to share won’t mean anything to you. However until a month or so ago, I was someone who took 40+ vitamin tablets daily.
Thankfully, those days are over! If you believe in vitamins and supplementation, let me ask you this.
If you could take a nutritional supplement that was designed exclusively for you,
based upon your own DNA, or blind nutritional products you buy at GNC, Walmart,
Whole Foods, etc. – which would you rather take?
I have asked this question to dozens of people over the past 30 days. To date, 100% of the people have told me that would rather take something designed specifically for them.
I am sure at some point I will run across someone (witha questionable past 🙂 ) , that will say “I don’t want anyone taking my DNA,” but to date that has not happened. I like to think I hang out with a logically thinking crowd.
So if you take vitamins, and you see the true value in taking a product designed exclusively for you, I have good news for you!
The days of buying vitamins off the shelf and crossing your fingers and hoping they are doing something good for you are coming to an end!
I believe that in the future all vitamin supplements to prevent disease and drugs to treat disease will be formulated based upon our own individual DNA.
The good news is there is a United States company that is already producing customized DNA Nutrition for people like us. I have just started my second month on my personalized product, and I LOVE IT! You can click this link to learn more if you want.
When I say the war has just started, I sincerely believe that. We have talked about the fear that the top eight drug companies must be experiencing right now.
New York Life, Prudential, MetLife, etc. weathered the A.L. Williams crusade, but will drug companies be able to without access to DNA?
Can you image the conversations happening in board rooms of vitamin manufacturers like Natures Made, GNC, Centrum, etc. right now? Not to mention the thousands of private label and direct sales products that are currently in the market?
So when it comes to DNA Science and the roll it will play in every one’s health, I hope these six questions provide clarity, and you come to your own logical conclusions. As always logical feedback and comments are welcome!