This week we had the distinct privilege to interview Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, Integrative Medicine Pioneer and researcher into the breakthrough field of epigenetics.
In Dr. Pelletier’s newest book he states:
Our DNA doesn’t rigidly determine our health and disease prospects, as the previous generation of geneticists believed.
According to the new science of epigenetics, our genes are shaped by what we think and what we do. An endless supply of new studies is showing that the vast majority of our genes are fluid and dynamic. Our genetic profile may signal an inherited vulnerability to a disease, but those genes cannot predict your future. Instead, our daily choices and lifestyle behaviors determine whether these vulnerable genes will be switched on or switched off. And that means our actions have a direct and powerful effect on our genes, changing their expression so that we can achieve optimal health. This short but profound book by a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine introduces you to this exciting new field, and reveals how each of us has a profound ability to influence our genes for the better.
In this High Vibe Tribe Expert Interview with Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier we discusss some of the following topics:
Gene testing, the pros and cons of some of the gene testing labs available to us today…however, these tests only provide a partial picture of what’s possible for you…
What is epigenetics? Epigenetics is the science of the ways your daily activities — from what you eat to how you exercise to your meditation practice — directly influence your genes.
Epigenetic Marks or Biomarkers, discovered in genetic testing, reveals what your epigenetic inheritance or “vulnerabilities” are so you can take steps towards changing diet, lifestyle, and stress triggers.
When you understand how to make epigenetics work for YOU, you can improve your memory, increase bone regeneration, enhance your immune system, and revitalize your health and wellbeing at every level.
Gene testing for diet. Discover how highly personalized genetic testing for diet can narrow down to very specific food items in your diet. Research has proven that following USDA govenmental guidelines for many is not advisable according to individual gene testing results and epigenetic markers.
One simple example Dr. Pellitier gave was a research study that showed 30% of the individuals in the study had a greater “vulnerability” to glycemic spikes from eating a banana than from eating an Oreo cookie!
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About Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD,
is a clinical professor of medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine and former clinical professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. He is also Chairman of the American Health Association and is a vice president with American Specialty Health. At the UCSF School of Medicine, he is the Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a research program between CHIP and 15 Fortune 500 corporations, including Cisco, IBM, Dow, Prudential, Cummins, Ford, and Pepsico.
Dr. Pelletier is a peer reviewer for several medical journals, including the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and serves on a number of corporate boards. He has published over 300 professional articles and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and the BBC to discuss his research.
He is the author of the international bestseller Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer (translated into 11 languages)… Holistic Medicine… Healthy People in Unhealthy Places… Sound Mind, Sound Body… The Best Alternative Medicine… Stress Free for Good... New Medicine… and his newest publication, Change Your Genes, Change Your Life.
On a more personal note, Ken has been a lifelong open ocean sailor, which keeps him healthy and centered.
Connect with Dr. Pelletier on his website: DrPelletier.com