Genetic testing. You’ve seen the ads. You’ve been enticed by the nifty color coded charts. You want to improve your health, so you wonder: Should I send a faceless organization my personal information so they can sell it back to me? Are genetic tests a good idea?
Coffee With Dr. Kashey
It’s early. You can’t sleep. You groggily step on the scale. The number you see shocks you awake.
How the heck did you gain 6 pounds overnight?!?!?! All you ate for dinner was a giant bowl of cabbage! You even worked out for the first time in ages! Everything feels pointless. You throw your scale out the window. There must be goblins making you fat overnight! It might be goblins. It’s probably something else. Let’s take a look.
If I’m tired, I drink coffee→ And the tiredness goes away. If I’m anxious, I drink wine→ And the anxiety goes away. If I’m sad, I eat→ And the sadness goes away. These actions seem like medicine. Food and drink to make the pain go away. But what is actually happening? And what does any of it have to do with Raindancing?