Outsmart Your Genes: How Understanding Your DNA Will Empower You to Protect Yourself Against Cancer,A lzheimer's, Heart Disease, Obesity, and Many Other Conditions

Outsmart Your Genes: How Understanding Your DNA Will Empower You to Protect Yourself Against Cancer,A lzheimer's, Heart Disease, Obesity, and Many Other Conditions

by Brandon Colby MD

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ISBN-13: 9781101186770
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brandon Colby, MD, is a world leader in the revolutionary field of predictive medicine. This new medical specialty combines comprehensive genetic testing with personalized prevention in order to provide you with clear solutions to protect and improve your health. The primary goal of predictive medicine is to empower you to fight back and protect yourself against disease before it ever manifests.

Dr. Colby practices predictive medicine in Los Angeles, California. For more information visit his website.

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Outsmart Your Genes: How Understanding Your DNA Will Empower You to Protect Yourself Against Cancer, Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, Obesity, a 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
buchowl on LibraryThing 6 months ago
This is possibly the most important medical book I have ever read or will ever read.To put that statement in context, while I am not a medical professional, I am a highly informed lay(wo)man and can hold my own in conversations with most doctors depending on their specialty. Unfortunately the fount from which this knowledge springs is driven by the fact that my extended family has expressed every major disease in some form and I have made it my responsibility to be as informed as possible to be a good partner in treatment. I have seen first hand the spiraling costs, the frustration over ineffective treatment and the shock of serious chronic illnesses coming from out of the blue. This book addresses all these issues and more. It is a treasure trove of information and possibilities. Rather than seeing genes as destiny (or worse, a death sentence) this book explains that forewarned is forearmed. With knowledge of an individual's genetic blueprint, treatment can be tailored to the individual, increasing effectiveness and decreasing cost. And in the very best of all scenarios, disease can be avoided entirely and wellness becomes the norm rather than the exception. Genetic testing is the key.The author, Dr. Colby, writes and explains in a factual yet entertaining style - from the background of genetic research, to the who and how of testing best practices, to explanations of individual disease/gene expression. The information is presented in such a way that anyone can understand it yet it is complex enough to satisfy someone with a more complete background in genetics. Liberal use of tables and summaries also make this book extremely user friendly as a reference. The information contained in this book, along with the work of Dr. Colby and others in this field, will revolutionize healthcare. If you have any interest in medicine or health, you owe it to yourself to read this book. Great job, Dr. Colby.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic primer to me on how genes work, how they can be used to predict the kind of health you will have, and what kinds of things you can do now, that will prevent problems for you in the future. The science the author describes is very cutting edge, but he explains it in such a way that I was able to easily understand it, and could talk about things with my doctor in an intelligent way. I suspect gene therapy will be on all of our minds in the next few years, this is a great book to get you started.
Molly77 More than 1 year ago
"Outsmart Your Genes", is an amazing book and is a book longtime in coming. The writing is flowing and easy to understand especially for a layman as I am. As Doctor Colby stated, The new field of predictive medicine arms each of us with a remarkable amount of personalized medical information-which can help us better protect ourselves and our families against disease. "Outsmart Your Genes". is filled with startling facts but presented in a readable & sometimes amusing fashion. Students, professionals & all people who are interested in this new kind of medicine called "Predictive Medicine" should buy or borrow a copy, for this might give them, as it did me, answers that I've been looking for.