180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week we welcome Andrew Steele to the show. Andrew is a former Olympian and professional athlete. As head of product and professional sport at DNAFit, he shows people how to use their genetic information to get the best results from their training.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • Why is understanding our DNA important?
  • How can understanding our DNA help us with our sleep quality?
  • I’ve heard a lot about the MTHFR gene, what is its role in the body?


This week I’m excited to welcome Andrew Steele. Andrew is a former Olympian and now head of product at DNAFit, an award-winning personalized health and well being company. They help people like you and me to better understand our DNA in order to get the most out of nutrition, fitness, and general well-being.

01:02 In this interview we discuss how we can benefit from this technology, the most common things that people change after testing, and also what the future holds for DNA testing itself. I’m really excited about this technology as it offers the advice that has the potential for us to make better choices all around, which is fantastic. Anyway, enough from me, over to Andrew.

01:27 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I’m delighted to welcome Andrew Steele to the show. Andrew, how are you?


01:34 I’m good, thanks. Thanks for having me.


01:35 No mate. Thank you for your time. Before we get into the questions, as well for our listeners that may not be familiar with you or your work, could you just tell us a little bit about yourself, and who you are, and what you do?


01:50 Sure, I’m Andrew. I’m in my current role as the head of products at a company called DNAFit. We specialize in looking at the genetic factors behind fitness and exercise response. We allow people via a home DNA test to personalize their diet, personalize their exercise workout, based on not just their own choices and goals, but also by understanding more about they’re made from a genetic factor.

02:19 Then that plays very well into my previous career, if you will, which was I was an Olympic athlete. I ran the 400 meters and the 4×4 Inter-relay for Great Britain. I spent about 12 years competing professionally there and spent a lot of time traveling all over the world and training everywhere. Part of that experience is what led me to discover the role of light DNA and genetics in sport, basically, and that led me to part of this company.

For full transcript and interview:


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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 5:38pm PDT