Episode 13: How Much of Our Health Can We Blame on Genetics?
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “It’s in my genes,” or maybe you’ve said it to someone else when speaking about your health. Conventional advice often warns us that we’ll eventually suffer from the health conditions our ancestors had – but family genetics doesn’t mean we are destined to the same fate. Our 13th episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, “How Much of Our Health Can We Blame on Genetics?”, is now available on your favourite podcast platforms.
Today is the day we’re exploring genetics. We look at the factors that affect the expression of our genes to understand whether the genetics we’re born with are the cause of our health problems.
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Covered In This Episode
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What we currently know about our genes from a scientific perspective
- The key factors that affect our genetic expression – and how we can turn genes on and off
- Fascinating examples in nature of how and why genes get expressed in different ways
- The popular drug that can affect gene expression and has been linked to certain autoimmune diseases
- What is epigenetics and why it’s important for our health
- Common genetic mutations and how they can happen
- What you need to know about genetic testing – and whether it’s necessary
- How you can influence your genes today
Additional Resources Mentioned In The Episode
- Discovery of DNA Structure: Watson and Clark
- The Human Genome Project
- What Are Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)?
- Role of Epigenetics in Biology and Human Diseases
- Epigenetics: You are In Control of Your Destiny
- Xenoestrogens: What Are They And Where Are They Found?
- Plastic Packaging and the Inconvenient Truths of Recycling
- How to Have a Conversation about GMOs
- Crohn’s Disease and Colitis: Healing Diets and Other Resources
- Can You Cure an Autoimmune Disease?
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