Bio-hacking, ample supplements, effective diet and sleep routines - like her perfectionism at work, Dina thought she was at the top of her health game.
But who would have known looking into her DNA will give Dina the least-expected surprise! What was the red flag for Dina, and how did she handle the situation?
It is finally time to unravel her story! Read more & follow Dina's journey towards self-discovery.
Before turning 25, she felt invincible - thinking nothing bad could happen. Coming of age, all Dina wanted to do was to understand what was going on with her body. Coupled with agitating skin and digestive issues ignored until she turned 25, Dina sought knowledge of everything related to health and wellness in order to find a solution for herself.
Life as a businesswoman never obstructed her path to maximized wellness. Dina listened to numerous podcasts on bio-hacking while providing health content on her social media platforms as a side-hobby, sharing her knowledge with others.
Dina has constantly strived to become the best version of herself. For many years she has been searching for a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle - trying out various diets such as pescatarianism, veganism, keto and taking an array of supplements everyday.
Things were looking bright ahead for Dina at first, as she had been striving for perfection with a passion for health and fitness.
Dina wanted to mark her 30th birthday with a CircleDNA test to take her wellness journey to the next level. While she thought she was kickstarting a new decade with wondrous knowledge, little did she know that she unravelled something that would haunt her for some time…
To her surprise, Dina learnt that she has BRCA1 mutation from her CircleDNA test. Given the healthy lifestyle she led, Dina would had had least expected this red flag to show up. This finding shook her particularly hard and made her feel something she wouldn’t have expected on her path to holistic wellness - fear.
It might seem frightful to learn the potentials of gene mutation and underlying disease risks. Uncertainty and disappointment definitely took over Dina when she first saw the reports. But on second thought, she never regretted taking the test. Instead, she was “so thankful” and believed that “there’s a silver lining” in all of this.
Although her test revealed indications for potential cancer risks, she also learnt that there’s hope. After learning about her genetic insights, Dina began taking health tests and applied for frequent early screenings to ensure that she stays on-track of her wellness path. To her relief, no cancer mutation has been detected - the mutated gene hasn't developed into any form of cancer yet.
In Dina’s words, “Even though I am clear from cancer risks now, it doesn’t mean that I will be free from it for the rest of my life. The same can apply to anyone. There is a bottom line that everyone can even develop these mutations”.
Thanks to her committed on-going research on bio-hacking products, Dina stumbled across our CircleDNA tests. With CircleDNA Premium’s 500+ reports, Dina confirmed that her optimum nutritional needs were in fact hindered by her strict vegan diet, as most of the nutritions she was in higher need of can be only found in animal products.
Dina also realised how weak her detoxification system was, so she strengthened it by consuming more cruciferous vegetables. Adjusting her diet and supplements made her feel better ever since, making her the healthy and happy person she is today.
From seeing the bright side and making best use of her DNA insights, Dina took the steps to take control and further improve her health - so why can’t you?
Don’t let fear stop you from knowing yourself better. Like Dina, make health the foundation of everything by keeping conscious efforts in learning about your well-being. Changing your lifestyle can lead to a healthier life down the line!
Trying to understand yourself? Look no further - just look within. Get hold of your own DNA insights: the in-depth discovery of what your body emcompasses. Finding out potential health risks earlier is the first step towards taking care of your future self. Prevention is always better than cure.