April 3, 2019

The key to better health: it’s in your DNA

I know few people who don’t struggle with mental health issues, but I had no idea that finding the right antidepressants is a complete guessing game right now. One pill could work wonderfully for one person, but could totally wreak havoc on another person. And the only way to know this is to...try it and see. Luckily, there's a rise in DNA tests (no, not the 23andme kind) that tell people exactly what drugs interact best with their genetic makeup. You can read more about this in my feature for MaRS Magazine.