Our genes are responsible for a lot that happens within our body. As we continue to learn about all the individual genes we have, we’ll eventually know exactly what each one is responsible for. But right now, we are still learning.
We have learned that just because you have a gene, it doesn’t mean it will express itself. A great example of this is with cancer, some people have genes that correlate with certain cancers, but never actually get cancer, while others with the same genes will get cancer.
Over time we’ll know much more, but right now we do know of some genes that are responsible for detoxification in the body, which Dr. Elena Krasnov will be sharing today.
- Why some genetic pathways can be faulty, decreasing your ability to detox
- What are SNiPs and how do they impact the expression of genes
- Why gene expression is different than just having the gene
- What testing you can do and how accurate they are
- [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
- [1:30] Who is Dr. Elena Krasnov and what is her background
- [2:00] Why is Dr. Elena so interested in genetics
- [2:45] How do genes impact everything that occurs within our body
- [4:45] Twins are great for studying gene impact and how much different one twin can be compared to the other
- [5:15] The body is designed to excrete toxins, why does it seem like people are having a harder time removing toxins from their body
- [6:30] Does epigenetics impact our expression to detox or not
- [7:30] Why does it seem like most other species break down faster than humans do
- [10:00] Is part of why we see changes in other species faster because their reproduction cycle is faster than humans
- [10:30] What are SNiPs
- [12:15] How many SNiPs are there in our genes
- [13:30] How do they know which SNiPs are correlated with which disease or symptom
- [17:45] Often times companies providing gene testing give recommendations, but it might not be exactly what your body needs or how your gene expresses
- [21:45] Just because you have a gene, doesn’t mean it will express itself. This can be dangerous if you find out you have a gene for certain diseases. It doesn’t mean that gene will express itself
- [25:15] What are a few important detox SNiPs that we should look at
- [28:15] What are some good ways to test for different SNiPs
- [31:45] Dr. Elena Krasnov’s final thoughts on genes and SNiPs