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68: Self-Decoding Your Genetics with Joe Cohen

Nov 9, 2020 | Season 3


Joe Cohen, founder of SelfDecode, used genetic testing to biohack his way back to health when he couldn't find answers from traditional medicine. He shares the importance of understanding your genetics to create a personal plan that gives you the greatest results with the least amount of effort. We also dive into Th1 vs Th2 balance, lectin sensitivity, the pros and cons of a plant-based diet, and the risk assessment tool he created for learning your viral risk.


1:21 Welcome to the show!

3:47 Joe Cohen’s Bio

5:38 The beginning of Joe’s journey

8:02 Figuring out your own “kryptonite”

10:12 Food Sensitivities

10:39 The problem with “specialists”

11:58 Lectin Sensitivity & Cannabinoids

14:02 Dr Gundry’s work

14:36 The power in knowing your genetics

16:50 Immune-modulating effects of plants

17:23 Th1/Th2 Balance

19:10 Discussing Plant-based & Vegan diets

19:36 Genes involved in Th1/Th2

21:37 Balancing the Th1/Th2 system

23:19 The role of herbal supplements

24:44 What to know about Lectin Sensitivities

27:09 Explaining SelfDecode testing

30:44 What do YOU want to improve?

33:28 User experience: genetics & lab work

37:04 Gene Packs

38:20 Renee’s experience comparing labs to genes

40:25 How he used to experiment with his health

42:43 Our bio-individual “blueprints”

43:10 Simplifying the biohacking & health efforts

47:04 COVID Discussion

48:54 The role of genetics

51:09 Joe's genetic propensity to COVID

53:22 Risk assessment tool

56:38 His one piece of advice for takeaway

1:01:33 SelfDecode vs SelfHacked

1:02:38 Where to find him

1:03:05 Thanks for tuning in!


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