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We are honored to have Dr. Ben Lynch with www.seekinghealth.com as our guest blogger this month. Check out what he has to say about the importance of filtered water.
I was in an intense conference call with my agent and my writer.
We were discussing what to call my future book.
The title they really wanted was ‘The 7 Deadly Genes.”
I wasn’t being clear with what I intended to write.
I wanted my book to be:
- truly holistic.
This was the phone call where I had to make myself clear and get the book name clear.
As I discussed it, my writer, Rachel, blurted out, “Dirty Genes.”
“What’s that?” I asked.
“Dirty Genes,” she said calmly.
I knew that was it! That’s where Dirty Genes was born!
What is a Dirty Gene?
My favorite definition of a Dirty Gene – as it is so clear and concise, is this:
Dirty Gene: A gene that doesn’t work optimally.
What happens when a gene gets dirty?
- It cannot function
- Since it cannot function, work doesn’t get done.
- Minor symptoms start happening.
It’s important to note that genes aren’t just born dirty they can act dirty too.
Our environment influences how our genes act.
For example, your body has to filter out toxins every day and not just from the food you eat, but from the eleven thousand liters of air you breathe and the eight cups of water you drink!
When you drink filtered water, you are removing arsenic, chlorine, and other unwanted chemicals from your water, thereby reducing the workload of your MTHFR gene.
When genes get overworked and tired, they get dirty, which can lead to chronic disease.
Better to identify the dirt early and remove it, right?
- How can you if you don’t know what the dirt is?
- How can you if you don’t know which symptoms link to which genes?
- How can you if you don’t know what these genes do, how they want to work and how they get dirty?
A gene (and the enzyme it makes) does not work optimally IF it:
- Lacks vitamins and minerals to help activate the enzyme it produces
- contains a variant/SNP which affects its shape which then affects its ability to perform a function
- Is blocked by something – such as heavy metals, infections, chemicals, other hormones
- does not have enough material to build with – such as lacking protein (methionine, tyrosine, tryptophan)
- has too much material which inundates it – such as folic acid, methionine and more (discussed fully in Dirty Genes)
Is genetic testing worthless?
Genetic testing and the reports can be a distraction though, from the fundamentals. You have to make sure you clean your dirty genes FIRST before you start focusing on SNPs and genetic results.
The fundamentals start with avoiding chemicals, breathing clean air, drinking filtered water, getting enough sleep. I can go on…I tell you how to “soak and scrub” your Dirty Genes in the book.
If you have a bunch of SNPs, they absolutely contribute to your susceptibility to symptoms and disease. My point is no matter what, you have to work to keep your genes clean – especially if they are born dirty they are easier to get dirtier.
In my book, Dirty Genes, I show you how to dive deeper into what a Dirty Gene is and what YOU can DO…
What if, for the price of a movie, or a nice dinner, you could have a true understanding of genetics and the immediate way you can use that knowledge to change your current health? That’s what my book, “Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health,” offers you.
And it was just voted #1 Best New Release in Immune Systems by Amazon!
Dirty Genes became an Amazon International Bestseller–before it was published!
The benefits of understanding your genetics are huge. You may be on the path already, and have done genetic testing and be eager to learn more about MTHFR or other mutations and how to optimize your health.
Or you may read that sentence and feel like it’s a foreign language.
The truth is that no matter where you come into the discussion, there is still so much to learn and information you need so you can use the key that your own body has to offer you.
Understanding your genetic information is the first step in being able to address issues and “reprogram” your genes to work for you and potentially prevent disease – or even effect conditions you’re currently dealing with.
In fact, your genetic destiny is like a document that’s written in the Cloud–you get to edit and revise it, every moment of your life.
The Dirty Genes book is where you discover the insights and master the tools to harness the phenomenal power of this emerging medicine.
Dr. Ben Lynch received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease-directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR, methylation defects and genetic control.
You may learn more about Dr. Lynch and his work at www.drbenlynch.com. Dr. Lynch is the President of www.SeekingHealth.com, a supplement company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.