How Genes Impact Hormone Health and What You Can Do About It

What we discuss in this interview:

  • Our genes do not define us! How to ensure your genes are not a “sentence” or dictators in how your life is defined.
  • If you have only one takeaway from this video, it should be that although you’re born with your genes, it’s your choice of what truly comes from them.
  • Understanding all of the things that influence your genes’ role – diet, sleep, hormone exposure, etc., and how you can take back your health instead of living in fear.
  • Gene expression interprets how you break down or build up certain enzymes.
  • How genetics impacts estrogen dominance and estrogen metabolism, and the 4 different pathways your body takes apart estrogen.
  • Getting your genes mapped offers a true roadmap for your health as you move forward in life.
  • One gene alone does not affect whether or not you could develop breast cancer, rather it is the combination of several ones.
  • Genetic risks can depend on the ethnic background.  Know your specific genes relevant to your ethnic makeup.
  • How the use of birth control pills can affect mate selection and the result on our immunological diversity.
  • Any estrogen that you take will deplete your B vitamins. It’s therefore critical that you adequately support B vitamins through supplements.
  • A few reference links for you:

This estrogen metabolism schematic is adapted from: Cytochrome P450-mediated metabolism of estrogens and its regulation in human by Estrogen Gene Test Company

Birth Control Links:

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