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Make Health: Personal Genomics Hero Story

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Presented at the inaugural We Make Health Fest, University of Michigan, August 16, 2014. This is a retelling of the story of the personal genomics study which lead to my diagnosis and resolution of …

Presented at the inaugural We Make Health Fest, University of Michigan, August 16, 2014. This is a retelling of the story of the personal genomics study which lead to my diagnosis and resolution of decades long serious health issues.

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  • 1. We #MakeHealth Fest Making Health: 
 We All Have 
 Hero Stories to Tell PF Anderson, August 16, 2014 1
  • 2. What is a “hero story”? 2
  • 3. But our story starts here 3
  • 4. A Motivation (The ordinary world) ❖ Where does it hurt???? 4
  • 5. … a misery of symptoms ❖ Cognitive losses! ❖ Fatigue! ❖ Pain ! ❖ Hives! ❖ Digestive 5
  • 6. … a laundry list of diagnoses & hypotheses ❖ acne | allergies | amnesia | atrial fibrillation | bad hips | bad knees | balance disorder | brain cancer | depression | ear infections | geographic tongue | GERD/acid reflux | hearing loss | heart murmur | hypotension | idiopathic anaphylaxis | longterm carbon monoxide poisoning | meniere's disease | migraines | mild obesity | morton's neuroma | mouth sores | severe osteoporosis | ovarian cancer | pneumonia | prediabetic | rosacea | sciatica | severe chronic idiopathic anemia | sinus infections | skin infections | slow clotting | strep carrier | stress | ventricular tachycardia | vitamin & mineral deficiencies [Ca/D/Fe/Zn/Mg/E] | weight gain | weight loss! ❖ PLUS SURGERIES 6
  • 7. … and grocery bags of medicines 7
  • 8. A Call to adventure 8
  • 9. An Acceptance 9
  • 10. A Discovery (or two) 10
  • 11. The Quest has questions ❖ What in blazes in MTHFR? 11
  • 12. Questions, part 2 ❖ … and what does MTHFR deficiency do? 12
  • 13. Guides appear 13
  • 14. The Guides give the hero tools 
 needed to complete the journey 14
  • 15. The Hero finds more tools … 15
  • 16. … and more … 16
  • 17. A Transformation (Crossing the threshold) 17 Then Now
  • 18. A Choice (The road back) 18
  • 19. A Mission (Return with the elixir) 19
  • 20. Contact ❖ PF Anderson ! ❖ @pfanderson ! ❖ http://pgenpt.wordpress.com/ 20