Your Genes Control
In the Genetic Compassion book written by Dr. J. Dunn, she describes how “Finding compassion for ourselves through understanding our genes” can lead to a mentally and physically healthier life. Below is an excerpt from the book:
By identifying our genes and beginning the process of explaining what each gene codes for, the Genome Project has begun the process of helping us to understand what effects genetic variants can have on the normal functioning of the human body and personality. It is beginning to reveal to us the individual biochemistry that makes us unique. Questions that we have been asking for a long time are finally being answered through the new understanding of genetic variations. Some of the questions that have puzzled us include: Why am I addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or relationships? Why am I always depressed, anxious, irritable, or outright angry? Why can’t I talk myself out of these destructive behaviors?
In Her Book
In her book, Dr. J. Dunn explores issues into why you are the way you are and how you can make changes. It’s a whole new paradigm in understanding what causes disease and mental health issues. The basis of the book talks about how to bypass your genetic makeup to help change destructive behaviors such as overeating, substance abuse, and anger.
“This is a profound and revolutionary concept. It potentially means no more beating ourselves up for not being more disciplined, no more attending self-help conferences that have no lasting impact on our lives, no more comparing ourselves with others and thinking that we fall short in so many ways. . . and less fear that we have inherited diseases that will inevitably impact our future.
Combining genetic evaluation and targeted nutrition can clear the slate in your life so that you can experience a fresh start and have compassion for why you are the way you are. If your childhood was particularly traumatic or lonely and sad, it could have been from your genetic composition combined with your parental upbringing or events that were blown out of proportion by your altered brain chemistry.”
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.
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About Dr. J Dunn:
Dr. J Dunn, BS, DC, CWK has been practicing natural medicine for over 30 years. She is a Chiropractic Physician and certified in Functional Medicine. She began studying the connection between genetics and nutrition in 2013 when she stumbled across information about methylation, genetics, nutrition, and nutrigenomics that sparked her interest. She realized that this was the missing piece to understanding true underlying causes of disease. Her drive to understand true causes and her passion for helping those who are suffering from depression, anxiety and attention issues lead her to create the MyHappyGenes program.