Your genes don't have to be your destiny. Now you can take charge of your genes and your health.
Unzip Your Genes will show you how take your own health into your own hands. You will no longer sit on the sidelines—instead you can play an active and empowered role in the state of your own health.
In this book you will:
• Understand how the environment and your genes interact.
• Learn how to use your own genetic information to your advantage.
• Create an actionable plan based on your genomics to radically transform your health and improve your vitality.
• Discover how to improve your health span and lead a productive, happy and healthy life.
Dr. Jennifer Stagg is an experienced physician and expert in Precision Medicine—an emerging approach for disease prevention that takes into account an individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle. In Unzip Your Genes Dr. Stagg provides insight on how you can take practical steps that can radically transform the state of your health and well-being.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 16.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Stagg has always been passionate about science and health. She started out as a doctoral student in biochemistry at the University of Iowa. She left the field of research to pursue a career as a physician so that she could work directly with patients to help them improve their health. Dr. Stagg graduated with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She is a naturopathic physician and owner of the integrative specialty practice, Whole Health Associates, LLC. Dr. Stagg is a well known expert in precision medicine and regularly appears in the media. She has been featured on NBC, ABC and CBS. She is also an educator for other physicians and a public speaker on optimal health and wellness. She continues to see patients, conducts clinical research studies and trains physicians in personalized lifestyle medicine at her private practice in Connecticut. Dr. Stagg is happily married with three wonderful children, and has a deep understanding of the demands of today’s family lifestyle.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Genomics
Chapter 1 The One Thing That Could Improve Your Health and Longevity 1
Chapter 2 The Language of Genomics 6
Chapter 3 #1 BEHAVIOR: Your Genes Dictate the Psychology of Eating 11
Chapter 4 #2 EXERCISE: Exercising your Genes 23
Chapter 5 How Your DNA Influences Your Weight and Metabolism 35
Chapter 6 #3 DIET: Genetics and Dietary Profiles 50
Chapter 7 #4 VITAMINS: The Magic Wands of Health 77
Chapter 8 #5 MICROBIOME: Bacterial Genomics and the Microbiota 95
Part 2 Epigenetics: How Your DNA is Affected by Your Environment
Chapter 9 Introducing the Science of Nurturing 111
Chapter 10 Behavior, Stress and Hormones 117
Chapter 11 DN A and Your Lifestyle: Diet and Exercise 124
Chapter 12 DNA, Aging and "Inflammaging" 133
Chapter 13 Living in our Toxic World 141
Chapter 14 Your Outside World Meets Your Inside World: The Microbiota 150
Part 3 The Precision Health Program
Chapter 15 Mind 167
Chapter 16 Body 178
Chapter 17 Spirit 203
About the Author 215
Appendix: Health Status Questionnaire 217