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In this episode, you will learn about genetic variants that are prevalent in those with chronic Lyme disease.

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About My Guest

My guest for this episode is Bob Miller, CTN.  Bob Miller, CTN is a Certified Traditional Naturopath specializing in the field of natural health, including genetic-specific nutrition, homeopathy, stress reduction, detoxification and education.  He earned his naturopathic degree from Trinity School of Natural Health and is board certified.  In 1993, Bob Miller opened the Tree of Life practice and he has served as a traditional naturopath for 20+ years. For the past several years, he has been engaged with genetic variants and related research. Working with many clients, he is astounded at how many peoples’ health concerns are related to the genetic issues.  For Bob, following a natural approach to health is personal. It was during a personal health crisis in 1993 that Bob experienced first-hand the profound effects of natural remedies as a solution to regain his health. His passion to help others and to learn more catapulted his desire to obtain knowledge in the natural health and wellness field.  He is committed to educating others, empowering them to have more control over their health care and their lives. He feels the naturopathic philosophies of working with the mind, body and spirit in a natural approach to be the best way to help others.  Recognizing that there was not a nutritional supplement line on the market comprehensive enough to address all of the possible genetic variants, he began working with a national company, Professional Health Products, to formulate an Epigenetics line of products for use by health care providers. Bob lectures at nationwide seminars to educate physicians and health care practitioners about genetic variants and nutritional supplementation for achieving optimal health, and has created an online certification course in genetic nutrition for health professionals.  He has created a propriety software program, MethylGenetic Nutritional AnalysisTM , which he uses in his practice to assess, analyze and design support for his clients based upon their personal genetics, lab work and presenting symptoms.  To support his growing genetic research efforts, Bob founded the NutriGenetic Research Institute in 2015 to research and publish reports on the relationship between genetic variants and labs and presenting symptoms. His first research project on genetic variants and Lyme disease won an award for research at the International Lyme Conference held in Helsinki, Finland in June 2016. 

Key Takeaways

  • What genetic patterns are more common in those with Lyme disease as compared to the 1000 Genomes Project?
  • Are today's health challenges more of a genetic issue or an epigenetic issue?
  • Why is supporting methylation not always a good idea?
  • Which genes impact iron absorption at higher levels in Lyme patients and lead to hydroxyl radical production?
  • What are KEAP1 and Nrf2 and how do variants in these genes lead to some of the sickest patients?
  • What is MTOR and autophagy and how do we shift these to be more supportive of improved health?
  • When are things like vitamin C, ozone, glutathione, NAC, glutamine, GABA, and arginine potentially not a good idea?
  • What tools can we use to mitigate these issues?

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Related Resources

http://www.methylgeneticnutritionclasses.com (Practitioners)
https://dnasupplementation.com (Practitioners)

Interview Date

September 15, 2017 


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