The Model Health Show

Your genetics determine a lot about who you are—including your eye color, your blood type, and even some interesting traits like whether you can roll your tongue. Many people believe that certain health conditions, like whether you develop obesity or type 2 diabetes, are inherently genetic. However, that’s not entirely true. Our genes do play a role in our susceptibility to certain illnesses and conditions, but they are not the only factor at play. 

The good news is, we have a lot of power over how our genes are expressed, through our environment and our habits. Our guest today, Dr. Ben Lynch, is leading the charge on changing the way our society views genes. He is an epigenetic pioneer, the president of Seeking Health, and the author of Dirty Genes. On today’s show, Dr. Lynch is sharing interesting insights on the topic of methylation, how your genes work, and how you can optimize your health.

This episode covers topics like fertility, critical nutrients your body needs, and why certain pharmaceutical drugs are hindering your body’s natural processes. We’re going to discuss fortifying your immune system in the age of COVID-19, plus some powerful protocols you can implement to heal from prominent symptoms. Dr. Lynch’s information is empowering, sharp, and accessible. I hope you enjoy this episode of The Model Health Show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What methylation is and why it matters. 
  • How common, everyday ailments are often caused by a methylation dysfunction.
  • The role that methylation plays in fertility. 
  • What choline is and why you need to include it in your diet.
  • Real, whole food sources of choline.
  • The two main processes that are affected by methylation.
  • How type 2 diabetes develops as a defense mechanism. 
  • The problem with antidepressants, antacids, and antihistamines.
  • Why you shouldn’t take a fever reducer if you have a viral infection. 
  • The link between your genes, methylation function, and susceptibility to viruses.
  • What a dirty gene is. 
  • The roles that vitamin C and caffeine can play in immune function.
  • Why moderate exercise is optimal.
  • Factors that dictate how much vitamin D you can synthesize from the sun.
  • Supplements you can take to restore sense of smell after a COVID-19 infection.
  • The benefits of increasing your core body temperature. 
  • How to use supplements appropriately. 

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