In this riveting discussion with Kashif Khan, we’ll unpack the remarkable advances in DNA testing technology and how the realm of interpretation has evolved tremendously in recent years. We’ll also delve into the profound connections between genes and dietary choices, question the true value of whole genome tests, and take a closer look at my very own genetic makeup.
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From understanding the intricacies of your DNA to tailoring a life that’s in tune with your genetic code, this episode is your golden ticket to the cutting-edge world of functional genomics and a brighter, healthier future.
Several years ago, I interviewed genetics expert Kashif Khan in the episode: “Sleep Genetics (& 3 Ways To Crush A Good Night Of Sleep), Why You Get Depressed When You Get Bored, Personalized Exercise & Diet Based on Genetics & Much More With Kashif Khan Of The DNA Company.”
Now, on today’s episode, Kashif is back to discuss his new book – which I’ve just finished reading – along with some intriguing new insights on customizing your exercise, diet, lifestyle, and more using the power of genetics.
Kashif Khan is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of The DNA Company, where personalized medicine is being pioneered through unique insights into the human genome. Growing up in Vancouver, Canada, in an immigrant household, Kashif developed an industrious entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. Prior to his tenure at The DNA Company, Kashif advised a number of high-growth start-ups in a variety of industries.
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As Kashif dove into the field of functional genomics as the CEO of The DNA Company, it was revealed that his neural wiring was actually genetically designed to be entrepreneurial. However, his genes also revealed a particular sensitivity to pollutants.
After seeing his health through a new lens, Kashif dove further and started to notice the genetic pathways that led to his own family’s challenges and the opportunities to reverse chronic disease. He measures his success not in dollars earned but in lives improved. Scientific outreach has become a passion project for Kashif, and he educates about functional genomics in an accessible format on his podcast, the Unpilled Podcast, and his social media platforms.
Kashif’s new book: The DNA Way: Unlock the Secrets of Your Genes to Reverse Disease, Slow Aging, and Achieve Optimal Wellness offers an action plan to help you live your best life. It starts by helping you to understand your genetic makeup. In it, you’ll discover what The DNA Company experts have learned about chronic illness and genetic predispositions based on years of in-depth genetic analysis of the DNA results of more than 7,000 people.
The book delves into Kashif’s personal journey of overcoming his own genetic legacy and health challenges – using his own DNA results as a case study – and in navigating that journey, how he came to develop a company whose aim is to elevate humanity.
It also outlines recommendations – including what foods to eat, how to exercise, and where and how to work – that have helped him prevent or reverse illness, slow down the aging process, and optimize his performance. Learn how to access your human instruction manual in this fascinating podcast with Kashif!
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
-Has DNA testing technology changed much?…08:22
-The connection between genes and your diet…12:07
-Are whole genome tests worth it?…18:43
-Ben’s gut detox capacity and the role of glutathione…22:32
-Why would a deficit in the glutathione pathways persist in some people?…28:52
-Ben’s personality profile and genes…41:24
-A spiritual or religious standpoint and genes…50:06
-Ben’s ability to multitask…52:26
-Specific genetic predispositions to plaque accumulation…1:00:34
-Hair health and genes…1:08:33
-Services Kashif Khan’s The DNA Company offers…1:12:33
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