Your genetics is NOT your fate | 3 simple tricks

Your genetics is NOT your fate | 3 simple tricks

We all know genetics is important and we have this idea that we can’t change it But the truth is we can okay, not our actual genetic code inside ourselves, not yet Anyway, they’re probably making an app for that. You can like change your genes We can’t change our actual genetic code, but we can’t change how our genes work which for practical purposes is the same thing What we eat do we smoke do we exercise those factors control our genes? Okay But if I have really bad genes then I’m doomed Right wrong people who are genetically susceptible to obesity can still control their way through diet In fact studies show the worse the genetics The more effective diet is that actually makes perfect sense with a great hand It’s pretty easy to win but with a crappy hand, that’s what skill matters for example in my family There’s a lot of kidney disease. So I have to be extra careful about how I eat to lower my risk You’ve got to play the hand you’re dealt in your family might be heart disease diabetes cancer Alzheimer’s we all have something in our history But no matter what it is the vast majority of us have some serious control over our health We can’t change our past but we can definitely control our future so today we’re gonna look at three tricks our first trick today involves bacteria not the ones around us the ones Inside us there are trillions of bacteria in our guts in fact our bodies may have more bacterial than human cells and We carry around a thousand times more bacterial genes than human genes and the good news is We can definitely change those it only takes 24 hours to influence the bugs We carry in our gut what we call our microbiome to change their balance to fit our goals So which foods had the healthiest effects, of course, he was fruits and vegetables But even foods that are not that healthy can be made less problematic Depending on our behavior if we red meat for example on a regular basis It causes our liver to produce this molecule called TMAO sounds like something you’d text Hmmm TMAO is no joke though. It’s linked to higher risk of heart disease diabetes and cancer can we avoid it turns out we can red meat has to be digested by special bacteria in our gut before our liver can produce TMAO if we don’t eat red meat that Often those bacteria die off without those bacteria in our gut even if we red meat once in a while No TMAO spike in our blood Bingo, we can also control how our own human genes work Dean Ornish has shown that simple changes to our lifestyle like eating healthier exercising More etc Quickly change the function of hundreds of genes genes that protect us from disease get turned on and genes that promote disease Get turned off. It’s like giving you access to the control panel that controls the function of your genes and your health outcomes That’s some powerful stuff. The estimate is that 80% of disease and death in our society is preventable so out of every 5 deaths 4 are avoidable number one cause of death in our society heart disease and we can definitely beat our genetics there, too That’s our second trick for the day. There are some people out there with just golden genetics They have loyal deal from birth and they have 10 times lower risk of heart disease. I know annoying, right? How low is their LDL? 28% lower than normal people like you and me. What about us? We didn’t win the genetic lottery How low can we get our LDL just by playing our cards, right? 30 percent by eating a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat lots of fruits and vegetables You can push your LDL down just as much as the people who got the magic genes. I still hate him though We overestimate genetics I see it on a daily basis people think cholesterol is genetic For most people it’s not as we saw in a recent video. We think being overweight is genetic heart disease diabetes The vast majority of those are determined by our behavior. So they’re actually a choice Ok, trick number 3 the dreaded Alzheimer’s your risk of getting Alzheimer’s is heavily heavily influenced by Which version of the Apryl a gene you happen to inherit? If you have a poly – you’re in luck a poly 3 higher risk a point for even higher no need to panic Exercise cuts your risk in half how much about 20 or 30 minutes a day? The key is to work up a sweat on a regular paces and speaking of endurance you hung around until the end So here’s a bonus fourth trick diabetes genetics can of course influence your risk of diabetes For example, there’s one mutation that raises your risk by 30% if you have a lot of diabetes in your family You may be a little more susceptible. Is there anything you can do to lower your risk you bet? It’s a funny thing. If you ask people which foods they associate with diabetes 99 out of 100 will say carbohydrate but whole grains for example which are mostly carbohydrate are actually associated with a lower risk of diabetes the food linked to the highest risk of diabetes is actually Processed red meat bacon hotdogs lunch meats, etc. One hotdogs a day is associated with a 50% higher risk of diabetes so we can really improve our chances by cutting back on the dogs So there you have it by cutting back on red meat You can reduce your risk of diabetes and avoid that poisonous TMAO by exercising regularly We cut our risk of Alzheimer’s in half and by eating low cholesterol and low saturated fat We lower our LDL more than the gang who won the genetic lottery for simple tricks Packing a punch when the human genome was sequence I remember I had just graduated medical school And there was this hope in the scientific community that we finally had all the answers that we were going to be able to predict Who got which disease who lived who died fast forward 20 years. We now understand the genetic code leads as many questions without an answer Epigenetics in the environment our microbiome all have a huge effect on our biology. This is great news. We’re not slaves to our genes It’s not our fate. We’re the ones holding the remote control Maybe we don’t control the hand were dealt, but we do control how we play it I’ll see you on the next one

13 thoughts on “Your genetics is NOT your fate | 3 simple tricks

  1. I wish someone could tell me what to do about my triglycerides that raise when I eat plant based and good grains. I want to be a vegetarian….I feel so good eating mosyly plant based. Then labs show the result, so I go back to low carb. ๐Ÿ™ I don't like meat. My trigs drop again, my physician is happy and I feel like my body is against healthy eating. I try…limit whole grains and fruit…which I love…and still trigs raise. I hate this!
    What can I do? Oh, I'm on Simvastatin too.

  2. I'm in love with your videos, as a sprinter I remember how everyone says that sprinting is only for the suitable genes ….I will show your video to those guys….

  3. Total noob at nutrition here, any diet you reccomend? Just ingest every whole food i can reach and avoid meat and fat?

  4. Genetics determines perhaps 90% of life expectancy (generally speaking) in my opinion. But yes, if you reduce major risk factors such as obesity, stay away from smoking, etc. you will improve your health. But by and large, genetics is the key determinate for health and disease. The medical establishment knows this deep down which is why the medical history interview is so critical. But the drug industry has most Drs under subliminal control.

  5. About the heart disease fact I must say genes are playing a bit part…. itโ€™s not just about diet and exercise

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