The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

by Sharad P. Paul MD
The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

by Sharad P. Paul MD


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Take charge of your health by understanding the connection between our evolutionary past and our future wellbeing with this practical guide to personalized health and nutrition—from distinguished physician Dr. Sharad Paul.

Recognized as one of the best in his field, surgeon, academic, and philanthropist, Dr. Sharad Paul combines everyday health with evolutionary biology and explains how to improve your overall wellness by following a diet and exercise plan according to your gene type. Starting with our brains, this book covers everything from skin and muscles, to hearts, diets, and stress management. Throughout, Dr. Paul shares key information and provides steps to improve our daily wellbeing—impacting everything from our energy levels to memory retention to our overall longevity.

Our evolutionary past and genetic makeup determine how and why the body works the way it does and how it all combines to make us unique individuals. Presenting a compelling blend of medical mysteries, patient stories, and science, Dr. Paul has developed a revolutionary approach to wellness that will result in beautiful skin at any age, a healthier diet for muscle endurance and skeletal strength, a more resilient and efficient heart, better mood and memory balance, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501155413
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Sharad P. Paul is a skin cancer specialist, family physician, scientist, academic, author, thought leader, and MD. He has received many recognitions for his work, including the Ko Awatea International Excellence Award, the New Zealand Medical Association Chair’s Award, the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame Award, and was a finalist for New Zealander of the Year. Sharad has spoken at events around the world, such as TEDxAuckland, the Museum of Natural Science, the European Academy of Arts and Science, and the European Healthcare Design conference. He is the founder of Healthy Skin Lab and runs literacy programs in disadvantaged schools via his charity, the Baci Foundation. Sharad was featured in Time magazine and was described by the New Zealand Medical association as “one of the most inspiring, intelligent and compassionate men you are likely to meet.” Visit his website at

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Scientific Walkabout for Wellness ix

1 The Me and We Genes: Making Evolution Personal 1

2 The Sluggish Genes: Move for Your Brains Sake 21

3 The Stress Genes: Saber-Toothed Tigers and Scaredy-Cats 57

4 The Fat Genes: Skinny Brains and Fat Guts 105

5 The Pigment Genes: The Myth of Race 145

6 The Food Genes: Eat Right for Your Gene Type 179

Conclusion: Eat, Move, Live 227

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 239

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