Eat This: Your genes and testing

Lymphoma, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, colon cancer, stroke, heart attack, high cholesterol, arthritis, depression, macular degeneration, tremors, headaches and migraines are just some of the health conditions in my gene pool. My DNA has been tagged with these health trajectories. The only area of health that isn’t in here is diabetes and dementia, that I know of anyway. Does this mean that I’m destined to be hit with any of these diseases and health issues? Well, that’s the million dollar question. So how do you find out what your future is going to look like? Can genetic tests be like the crystal ball of science?

You’ve probably heard of 23andMe, Ancestry.com to find out more about where you came from, but what else can these tests tell you? I’ve come to learn that there are tests that can hone in on which medications; both pain and meds for depression and anxiety suit a person best. There are tests that tell you if you’re drinking too much coffee, or if gluten free is right for you and so on and so on. As we talked about in episode 41 with our first discussion about your genes, I hope that the introduction to genetics and epigenetics helped you, and me, to understand that a bit more. And if you haven’t heard that episode, don’t worry, we will go over that again in this episode. There are a few more specific ways that can uplevel our health, like biohacking, that I’ve been looking into, and even before hearing about the Cookie Jar gene in episode 41, and how not everyone absorbs vitamin D easily, I have wanted to know more. And since my daughter has been having some heartbreaking mental health challenges for over a year now, knowing what medication can help her, rather than going through the typical list of meds and playing the wait-and-see-if-it-works-game, certainly is appealing. But I have questions, and they may be questions that you don’t know to ask because this will be the first time you’ve heard that there are such tests, or that you aren’t aware of the impact that you can have on what has been passed down from generation to generation. 

Today on EAT THIS with Lianne, genetics, genes, genome, epigenetics and the testing that you need to know about with our fan favourite Dr Brockenshire is back to help us with our deep dive. 

Ever been curious to know what your future health might look like? I have embarked on interesting testing that many people haven’t come across, like full body thermography, muscle testing, auricular testing, sound therapy balancing and testing, EAV and yes, I’ve done a genetic test. There is a lot more to knowing how to support your health in a more impactful way. There’s a fine line between knowing that your genetic makeup predisposes you to a heart disease, or that you’re more prone to depression, but is knowing what could be a part of your health trajectory help, or hinder? That’s a question that only you have to decide on.

There is breast cancer in my maternal side, and I have decided not to look into the BRCA gene, although one of my sisters has. At the time that we talked about it, I didn’t want to know. Would I look deeper into it after discovering a breast lump about 6 years ago? Well, I haven’t done so yet. A friend and I discussed how his ADD passed down to his sons, and that their ADHD was understandable. But is it ok? Does head tremor actually run in the family? My mother’s eldest sister suffered with it, and my cousin has a tremble in her hands. Is there anything that I can do about it?

Well, if there was anyone who I would go to for the answer, it’s my very clever colleague and friend, Dr Davis Brockenshire Functional Medicine Expert and owner of Innovative Health Solutions in Plymouth, Michigan. If you haven’t heard him yet, you’re in for a treat. If you’ve listened, you may have heard him talk about What is Booze Doing to Your Body Ep. 30, or when we talked All About Coffee Ep. 53. Then we got into Protein Powder Pow Wow in Ep. 68 and the insanely popular Vagus Nerve part 1 Ep 86 and the how to’s part 2 Ep 88. Did I mention Ep. 79 about Men’s Health and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Ep. 73? Well, if you’ve heard any of those, you know what you’re in for. Prepare for some mind blowing discussion. Welcome back again Dr B. 

The most important supplements that Dr B talked about are Magnesium Bis-Glycinate, Methyl B12 Spray, Liposome B Complex Liquid, Take This by Lianne Bio Boost Probiotics and Sunshine D3+K2 Spray. All available on sproutright.com.

Well after all that, I’m going to get that test for my daughter, so that she has that information for now and later in life. How to instill the epigenetics factor is my work, for sure. I think, as with many things in life, some of which I do my best to impart here, once you know better, you can do better. My hope for you in this episode is that what Dr B shared with us today, will help all of us to do better, no matter where you’re starting from. I wish I had an affiliate code for you so you can get some genetic testing, but from what Dr B shared, I think you’ll be off to a great start. If you want to check out my results, you’ll see the app pages below. While I had my test done as a part of working with the company, I have not used it much. I think as always, having someone look over it has much more value than reading the info in the app. Well that’s because I want to know more and get answers to my questions until it lines up for me. 

If you’ve enjoyed today’s episode, let US and everyone else know by giving EAT THIS with Lianne a 5 star rating, and share, share, share. I post the promo on all Sprout Right and Lianne Phillipson social handles, so you can take that and share with your followers. The amount of emails that I’ve had lately saying a massive THANK YOU for all that my loyal listeners have learned from listening, is absolutely heartwarming, so thank you. I love hearing your thoughts and feedback. 

To find out more about Dr Brockenshire analyzing your genetic report, check out his website. He shared that it would be about a 20 minute call. To get in touch, call 1-734-667-2273 or email, info@innovativehealthdrs.com. 

Go forth and know more about yourself – if you need help, reach out, and in the meantime please remember to EAT THIS, one mouthful at a time. 

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