Dietary supplements and natural health products are widely marketed as being safe and effective. More and more people are comparing natural methods to medication because of the side effects that many people experience with over the counter drugs.
Since your genes control the way we digest, absorb, and utilize nutrients, variations can change the way our bodies process vitamins and minerals. It’s important to understand when comparing natural remedies to prescriptions that you understand how both will be processed by your body.
In her book, My Happy Genes, Dr. J. Dunn explores issues into why you are the way you are and what natural methods you can use based on your genetic makeup.
Comparing Natural Methods to Medication
Dr. J. Dunn explains how her research was motivated because of her personal struggles to feel healthy. She had a case of mono when she was sixteen years old and suffered from lifelong depression. Since then she has battled chronic fatigue syndrome caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Looking into the history of the virus she found that 90 percent or more people have antibodies to the virus and yet don’t necessarily have an issue with it for the rest of their lives. She was also looking for true answers to her own depression. These were missing pieces in the puzzle of health, and she began her quest to search for why and how to fix them. She approached her research with a compassionate point of view, knowing that some types of behavior and health problems are caused by inherited biochemical imbalances and are not personal failings. Things such as:
Focusing Issues such as ADD and ADHD
Genetic testing can identify potential health problems and give you another tool to make informed decisions about managing your health care. Dr. J. Dunn explores how to obtain correct results and what to do with the results. She also talks about compassion for yourself and others when it comes to problems beyond our control. Her book – Genetic Compassion – will help you to understand how genes play a very important role in how we feel.