Your Genes and Cardiovascular Disease

MyHappyGenes, We use state of the art tools in Genetics and Bioinformatics to produce thoroughly curated, easy to understand genetic reports that can be used by professional practitioners as well as individuals.

In her book, Dr. J. Dunn explores issues into how your genes and Cardiovasular Disease are linked. It’s a whole new paradigm in understanding what causes heart disease and what steps you can take to minimize developing issues. In her book she describes what you may need to prevent cardiovasular diseases including heart failure, angina and cardiomyopathy.

“For the synthesis of adequate levels of the vital nutrient CoQ10 to occur, the methylation cycle must be functioning properly. This one vital nutrient is essential in preventing cardiovascular diseases, including congestive heart failure, angina, and cardiomyopathy.  In particular, the synthesis of CoQ10 requires adequate levels of SAMe, one of the main byproducts of proper methylation.  

Interestingly, cholesterol-lowering drugs or statins have been shown to reduce the amounts of CoQ10 in the body. A reduction in CoQ10 levels combined with a low methylation state can pose a serious risk factor for heart failure.  Other effects of impaired methylation on the cardiovascular system can lead to elevated levels of homocysteine in the bloodstream. Many studies have shown that elevated levels of homocysteine can to lead to atherosclerosis, heart disease, and blood-clotting disorders.”

To find out how your genetic makeup affects your behavior click on the link below for a free copy of J. Dunn’s book.

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
Chronic Fatigue

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.