Genetics Have a Role in Immunity

There is a growing body of evidence that genetics have a role in immunity. Our immune system is incredibly complex. Defense against infection is increasingly recognized to be complex and is shaped by the contributions of multiple genes and a multitude of environmental factors, including your diet.

Everyone’s immune system is slightly different.  Variants and mutations in your DNA may leave you more susceptible to sickness. Your immune cells have various demands for nutrients, including glucose, glutamine, and fatty acids. These nutrients are metabolized to generate energy expenditure. They are also used to generate cellular building blocks for the biosynthesis of cellular components. Lacking in these nutrients causes your body’s immune system to slow down. If you have a variant or mutation it can become a much more serious problem.

Finding Out About Your Immune System Through Genetics

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MyHappyGenes is dedicated to helping individuals achieve healthy outcomes through knowledge of DNA and Genetics. By understanding your DNA you can better understand your health outcomes.

How Genes Play a Role in Disease and Health

When slight changes occur in genes, it can cause susceptibility to many common diseases, including cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness. Genetic predisposition and the risk of disease can depend on multiple factors in addition to genetic changes.

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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.