in Healthy Living, Reviews  2 comments
Jan 20th

*I was given the opportunity to review this product but all opinions are my own.


I have been meaning to post about my latest health journey for a while now. After having 4 kids, my body was in shambles. So I’ve been seeking out ways to get back, not just to my pre-baby weight, but my overall health. During my last checkup at the OBGYN, my doctor noticed I had uterine fibroids. They are nothing to worry about, because they are just benign growths that even my mother had when she was younger. But the doctor  said certain things can make them grow larger and there were a few things I could avoid so they won’t grow and start hurting. One of those things is caffeine. 

I am not a huge coffee drinker but I can drink an energy drink with the best of them. I decided it wouldn’t be too hard to give those up.  But then she dropped a bomb on me….no chocolate either! Most chocolate has caffeine in it. So if I was really serious about getting heathly, chocolate had to go.

So no more sweet tea, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and chocolate cake which are just some of my favorite things. The only thing worse would be if she told me I had celiac disease since I have a serious addiction to bread. 

So I quit caffeine drinks cold turkey but my fibroids still seemed to hurt. I had justified that chocolate couldn’t have too much caffeine in it so I was still eating it. 

Along comes DNA4Life. They asked me if I wanted to do a review of their service which is a drug sensitivity test that can tell you which drugs you can take that would be helpful or hurtful. I’ve been dealing with some anxiety over the past few months. So I thought this test could tell me what drugs, if I decided to go that route, would be the best. 


In this kit are 2 swabs where you swab your cheeks them send them to their lab to do the test. Once the testing is complete, they email you so you can go online to get the results. 

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I was not prepared for what it would say! I just didn’t realize how valuable this testing would be!

The results are very easy to read. If the drug is in green for your body, it’s good to take, yellow would mean use caution when taking it and red means avoid that drug. The results are very informative.

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As I was reading the report, I was shocked to see the antidepressant I took in high school and college was in red! But there were a few drugs that, if I decided I needed to get back on antidepressants, I could bring this report to my doctor and show him the ones that would be safe for me to take. To me that information is invaluable. 

So then I noticed the pain medicines. I recently had some major dental work and they gave me pain medicine. I remember telling my mom I didn’t think it was strong enough because I didn’t feel it working. Sure enough that medicine was in the red on this chart! But, thankfully, there are some in green I could use instead.

I didn’t post about the specific drugs I found on my test for one reason…because it’s not that the drugs are bad, it’s just my DNA does not jive with them and of course everyone would be different. 

And last but not least, look what I found at the end of the test…

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I about fell out of my seat! It wasn’t that I didn’t trust my OB for her recommendations to quit ALL caffeine but seeing this on my test made it clear I must avoid it completely including chocolate.

So DNA4Life has become my new best friend.

To find out more info on DNA4Life or to order a test of your own, go here. The great part is it’s shipped right to your home. You don’t have to go through a doctor to get it. But I would recommend following up with your doctor if your concerned or need to talk about your results. Also they’re  going to be rolling out more tests like a wellness and skin test. So check it out.

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