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In this episode, you will learn about "Dirty Genes" and how to approach cleaning our genes to optimize our health.

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My guest for this episode is Dr. Ben Lynch.  Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction.  Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR, methylation defects, and genetic control.  Dr Lynch is the President of SeekingHealth.com, a supplement company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. More information about Dr. Lynch and his work can be found at DrBenLynch.com.  He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor. 

Key Takeaways

  • What is the difference between genetics and epigenetics?
  • What is meant by "Dirty Genes" and what can we do to optimize our genetic expression?
  • Can clean genes express as dirty genes if negatively influenced by epigenetic factors?
  • What factors epigenetically influence our gene expression?
  • What are common symptoms that may lead one to explore cleaning their genes?
  • What are the Super 7 and how difficult are these to clean up?
  • Does an overfocus on one's SNPs epigenetically affect gene expression?
  • How do environmental toxins, mold exposure, and infections impact our gene expression?
  • Can methylation be supported too aggressively and lead to other potential challenges?
  • Why should we entirely avoid folic acid?
  • What food is best for supporting optimal methylation?
  • What is the Soak and Scrub and Spot Clean in the Clean Genes protocol?

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Interview Date

May 4, 2018  


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