Posting here because it sort of falls in line with non vaxxing - all about taking charge of your own health.
I'm really angry about all of this. I sent my test in a few weeks ago and was lucky to get my results back prior to them banning the health part of the testing (my ND is looking for MTHFR indicators) and now the FDA has to step in where they don't belong (big shock there, right?).
"The American Medical Association has taken the position that genetic testing should be performed only under the supervision of a doctor. Doctors benefit immensely from this because they charge anywhere from $300 to $3,500 for these tests, which require no special expertise to administer and for which they need not gain FDA approval."
Really?? Because all you do is spit into a tube....is that so complicated that only a doctor can be sure it's done correctly?
God forbid people be proactive about their own health and make choices based on facts. I get that genetics are not set in stone. Being pre-disposed does not in any way mean that even in the crappiest of circumstances you will succumb to the things you are pre-disposed to. But you can exponentially decrease those chances if you have the correct information to do so. Knowing you could be at a higher risk for complications with certain classes of drugs - that's hugely important. (Apparently I might have issue with Coumadin were it ever needed - that seems pretty damn important to know!)
But I guess, much like vaccines, government agencies want the opposite of health. They just want dependence on a broken health system blinded by money,