DNA Secrets, Gut Health, and the Hidden Benefits of A Holistic Approach with Dr. Anil Bajnath

What’s the difference between genomics and genetics? How important is it to understand your genes when looking at optimizing your health?

In this episode, Dr. Anil Bajnath and Joe delve into the world of DNA and their impact on our health. Dr. Bajnath breaks down complex health science concepts in a way that’s easy to understand, while sharing his unique approach to healthcare.

Some highlights of the episode include:

✔️ Understanding the difference between genomics (the study of all genes in our body) and genetics (the study of inherited traits).

✔️ The role of transcriptomics (how our genes behave) in understanding health issues like PTSD.

✔️ The impact of our gut health on our overall wellbeing.

✔️The potential dangers of over-reliance on certain medications like statins.

✔️The relevance of understanding lipid dynamics (how fat works in our bodies) for our heart health.

✔️ The value of a holistic approach to healthcare – focusing on treating the whole person, not just symptoms.

Dr. Anil Bajnath is a Board-Certified Family Physician. Author of The Longevity Equation: The Step-By-Step Blueprint to Hack Your Genes, Optimize Your Health, And Master the Art of Existence. Dr.Bajnath currently serves as Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University School of Medicine. He is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Human Optimization Precision Medicine Research Group located in Annapolis, Maryland.


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(0:00) – Introduction

(01:57) – Dr. Anil Health Journey & blood analysis

(11:33) – How Anil approaches a patient’s health

(15:26) – DNA, Transcriptomics, and Epigenetics

(23:13) – Counterpoints to transcriptomics, microbiomes, and epigenetics

(36:41) – Biological age

(47:18) – Food sensitivity

(49:26) – Transcriptomics for the regular person

(57:13) – Discussing proteomics & fundamental lab markers

(01:00:02) – Niacin, LPa, and Cholesterol

(01:11:09) – The SelfDecode Framework

(01:25:01) – Optimal ranges for important lab markers

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