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Welcome to the APO E Gene Program blog. I am so glad that you have found this blog, which serves patients and visitors as a trusted and regular resource for health and healthy living, based on Integrative Medicine values and practices.
As an Integrative Medicine Practitioner educated in both allopathic and integrative medicine, I am passionate about all that furthers the health and wellbeing of body, mind and spirit. In this blog I will be sharing my enthusiasm, current and leading edge information, and related resources.
Of particular interest to me, is the role of the APO E Gene in shaping our health. Research shows many diseases including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, autism and multiple sclerosis are directly related to our APO E genotype. In other words, our propensity to illness — and to health — is written in our genetic code. Our lifestyle choices — and most especially our diet — impact how much, or how little, this genetic coding actually impacts an individual’s our health.
You can discover your genotype by taking a simple blood draw or cheek swab. Perhaps most surprising to many of my patients, is learning that one diet does not fit all— it depends on an individual’s particular genotype. General dietary recommendations can actually be bad for your health. Knowing your genotype, you can optimally build your body and fight disease by making healthy food choices and eating the ideal balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins — for your personal genotype.
This means that optimizing your health and preventing disease requires more than the annual routine blood tests and checkup. It requires exploring your personal risk factors. These are in good part determined by your personal genetics — most especially your APO E gene type. You can learn more about this gene, at https://apoegenediet.com
Regardless of your gene type, improving your health can greatly be enhanced by choosing an integrative medicine approach.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
Principles of Integrative Medicine:
Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
All factors that influence health, wellness and disease are taken into consideration. Factors include mind, spirit, and community.
Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitating the body’s innate healing response.
Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.
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