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Jan 30, 2023

Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn about the role of genomics in complex, chronic conditions.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen.  Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD is the co-founder, Chief Science Officer, and Medical Director of IntellxxDNA™.   Dr. Hausman-Choen has been using genomics for over a decade to deliver personalized medicine and help her patients achieve optimal health and wellness.   As a researcher and clinician advocate, she recognized that information inaccuracies and complexity were previously barriers to entry for many.   She saw the need for an easy-to-use, accurate, science-based genomics interpretation tool for clinicians, and she began to develop what is now IntellxxDNA™.   In addition to being a well-regarded doctor and researcher, Dr. Hausman-Cohen is a sought after speaker and educator on genomics, personalized medicine, and integrative medicine.   Dr. Hausman-Cohen received both her master’s and medical degrees from Harvard Medical School.   She is board-certified in Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and possesses additional board certification in Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Physician Specialties.  She has been practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine for more than 20 years.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is a gene?  What is a SNP?  What is genetics vs. genomics?
  • Can modern diseases be the results of genetics?
  • Are genes our destiny?
  • Can supplements be used by bypass every potentially probelmatic SNP?
  • What are the contributors to brain fog?  What can be done to improve mental clarity?
  • What is the role of ApoE in Alzheimer's disease?
  • How similar or different is autism to conditions like Lyme disease or MS or Alzheimer's?
  • What role do genes play in our ability to detoxify environmental toxicants?
  • What SNPs may play a role in biotoxin illness such as CIRS from Lyme disease or mold?
  • Can the Lyme spirochete itself be an epigenetic influencer of gene expression?
  • What role does the HLA-DR gene play in mold illness?
  • Do genes play a role in immune modulation and autoimmunity?
  • What is the connection between genes and MCAS?
  • When is nitric oxide a good things vs. potentially a bad one?
  • Are genes involved in hypermobility syndromes such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
  • Are some more likely than others to have adverse reactions to anesthesia?

Connect With My Guest:

Interview Date:

January 20, 2023


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.