Genetics and Health with Cynthia Smith
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Date: March 21, 2016
When we are unwell we often look outside ourselves for the answers: food, environmental toxins, mediations etc. But what we almost always miss, mainly because the information is so new, is our own genetics. We each have a unique imprint, like a snow flake, and this imprint can actually direct us into finding answers. We’re joined by Cynthia Smith to discuss her compendium and what SNPs in our genes mean for our health, and how we can approach this for ourselves.
Dr. Risk’s Thoughts
When I started to treat my own genetic abnormalities, my health started to improve even more. Although this information is relatively new, I feel it will be the way we approach all health problems in the future. Your genetics are the blueprint to who you are. Learning this world has been incredibly enlightening and interesting, and I loved sharing it with you.
After retiring from Intellectual Property law in 2006, Cynthia Smith downsized her lifestyle, and went back to school. She studied Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for 2 years. After seeing a NOVA special called “Ghost in Your Genes”, it was off to the races with respect to genetics. The NOVA Special piqued her interest and passion, so Cynthia shifted her focus away from Chinese Medicine to nutritional impacts on genetic expression, and began augmenting classes in biochemistry, and all things nutrition. She studied nutrition both through Chicago City Colleges and Huntington College of Health Sciences. She also attended many lectures and classes on-the-side, including the full Institute of Function Medicine series, and all prerequisites to obtain her Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) certification. Cynthia co-authored the SNPBit Compendium 1 with Sterlling Hill.