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Examine The Role Of Epigenetics In Health With Ashley Beckman

Episode Summary

In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Ashley Beckman, a doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture and a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist, to expand more on the topic of epigenetics and how what we eat every single day makes a huge difference on our genetic expression, which of course affects our overall health and wellbeing. - - - > Learn more at: https://truedetox.com

Episode Notes

In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Ashley Beckman, a doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture and a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She utilizes functional medicine principles and specializes in healthy aging, epigenetics, pain management, preconception planning, fertility, detoxification, autoimmune conditions, fatigue, headaches, stress reduction and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Beckman had previously been on the show on episode 16 where she talked to us about epigenetics and specifically how we can use our genetic information to resolve specific health conditions. 

Dr. Beckman comes back on the show to expand more on the topic of epigenetics, and she will dive into nutrigenomics which is the study of the relationship between the human genome, nutrition, and health. It basically refers to the impact of what we take every single day and how it makes a huge difference on our genetic expression. Dr. Beckman will tell us what we should eat more to improve our health in certain areas and talk about a handful of compounds that have been proven to have a great effect on overall health and altering epigenetic expression. 

She will highlight one particular compound, sulforaphane, which is amazing at altering epigenetic expression, and can be easily found in vegetables like broccoli sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, bok choy, and watercress. Sulforaphane has been linked to health benefits, such as improved heart health and digestion, and is used for the prevention of prostate cancer and other types of cancer. Dr. Beckman will explain how to best prepare the vegetables (even in a way that kids can love taking them) in order to get the most of the sulforaphane, and talk about another great compound that is magical when it comes to eliminating inflammation. This is definitely an episode you won’t wanna miss if you’re looking into achieving great health for yourself and your family. Tune in for more.

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