Making Genetic Testing Accessible to Health Coaches with SelfDecode

Joe Cohen, podcast, Health Academy Podcast

Getting into the Nitty Gritty with Genetic Testing

Bio-Individuality: No One Size Fits All

Joe Cohen Notable Quotes

“One therapy, drug, lifestyle, approach, diet usually doesn’t always work for the same person. Even if I find someone very similar to me, and a lot of the same things helped them, there’s going to be a lot of things that they respond differently to.”
Joe Cohen


Episode Summary

In a world where there’s a multitude of approaches toward the “right” kind of diet and lifestyle, what many people don’t realize is that there’s no one size fits all. One person might respond better to a ketogenic diet compared to another person who fails at it but is successful on a Mediterranean diet. And all that is because of a difference in genetics and bio-individuality.

In this episode of Health Coach Academy, we’re talking to SelfDecode CEO and Founder, Joe Cohen to walk us through the role that genetics plays in an individual’s success on a certain diet or lifestyle. He also sheds some light on how we health coaches can make the best use of SelfDecode’s services in taking our clients one step closer to their goals.


Relevant Links

SelfDecode – Website | Facebook | Instagram

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In this Episode of Health Coach Academy

  • Omar introduces the episode’s guest, Joe Cohen (01:25)
  • Joe Cohen, his background, and SelfDecode (03:46)
  • Taking notice of the lack of support in the healthcare system (06:06)
  • Bio-individuality and trialing things individually (09:30)
  • SelfDecode: what is it and what does it do? (12:40)
  • Some interesting genetic findings from SelfDecode (17:25)
  • The logistics behind availing of SelfDecode’s services (21:21)
  • Operating on a larger analytic scale (24:30)
  • Where to find and keep up with Joe Cohen and SelfDecode (27:32)


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