How You Can Take Control of Your Wellness Journey
It is incredible what we have learned over the last century in modern medicine and science. Now, you’re only a few diagnostic tests away from learning about what specific nutrients your body needs to achieve optimal health.
And yes, that even means us at Viome.
Gauging Your ‘Gut’ Intuition
Inside of each of us, our individual cells connect and communicate with all the cells that surround them. These chemical messages can spread far and wide, relaying information to the far reaches of our body - from the cells in our toes to the neurons in our brain. Everything is connected.
Because of this, many times our body will transmit signals to alert our subconscious and even our conscious-mind that something needs attention. You might be very familiar with some of these signs:
Irregular Heart Rate
Disordered Sleeping Patterns
But what these symptoms - and consequently ‘conditions’ - fail to account for is often a much larger underlying issue. Often, these symptoms will manifest as your body’s red flags.
If you listen, though, and learn to hear those subtle notes of distress, you can learn how to differentiate symptoms and connect them with changes in your body. Developing your natural ‘gut’ intuition can be a key factor in making just the right adjustments for optimal health.
Even with Super Recommendations, Your Body Knows Best Which ‘Super’ is Right For You
Occasionally, we get questions from people about their food recommendations. Based on their results, their unique gut microbiome, their recorded health conditions, and the level of stress they experience - we might recommend certain foods or supplements to help them on their journey toward optimal health.
Though rooted in science, our recommendations can’t account for the unique variances of you hidden beneath your biology. For example, we can’t measure your food preferences, foods that might evoke emotional responses, or whether or not there may be some other interaction that might make consuming that food uncomfortable.
Unlike other companies that focus on just one aspect of your health - the biological or physical component - at Viome we also try to view the individual as a miracle of the whole: the spiritual and the mental components too. Which might mean gaining that intuitive aspect, connecting your mind with your body, and also learning how to fine-tune even the smallest parts of your journey on your own.
Growing Better Together
But you’re never truly alone. We all have our own unique obstacles to face, but every once in a while we find someone with a remarkably similar story. Even just looking around at your group of friends or family, you may find many are struggling with the same issues. Unfortunately, it’s become all too common to bury our feelings in order to be ‘more productive’ human beings. But that rarely takes into consideration what is actually ‘right’ for us.
If you’re looking into the steps to building a healthier you, look no further than the relationships around you. Partnering with a friend, a family member, or even a coworker can dramatically increase your staying power to a healthier lifestyle. This isn’t just hearsay - it’s backed by genuine science. Together, you can form a bond to get you both through low motivational points. It also lends a second brain - and shoulder - to lean on for support.
And when in doubt - our Viome family is also here to help guide you and offer you precision nutrition recommendations as you begin your wellness journey. As part of that journey, we also hope to teach you how to learn more about yourself and your own needs by offering in-depth knowledge into the human body so that you can self-assess and make better educated decisions.