Better Everyday #39: Dr Ben Lynch On Genes, Your Environment & MTHFR
With finding our genetic mutations (or rather our genetic polymorphisms) just a click away these days, in this episode we interview leading epigenetic expert Dr. Ben Lynch, ND about what to do with this information.
One of the most common polymorphisms is MTHFR, hear Dr. Lynch tell us what this gene does, why it’s becoming more common to have issues with it and just how big a deal it is if you have it. We discuss how genes are the computer and our lifestyle and environment are all the software, applications and “stuff” we load up on to our computer (great analogy Dr Ben!). So you can see where your power is to effect the hand you were dealt.
We ask Dr Lynch if everyone should run out and get a 23andme test and know all of their genetic issues, is the best thing to do when you have MTHFR to start taking “MTHFR approved supplements” like l-methyl-folate and the top three things we can all do to improve our home environment to help our genetics.
And stay tuned for Dr Lynch’s new book out early 2018 called Dirty Genes. You can bet we’re going to be grabbing it! Learn more about Dr Lynch here.
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