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Encore Episode: Epigenetics & Nutrigenomics: Choose Your Own Health Path

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Learn how you can influence your own genetic expression and reduce risk for hereditary chronic conditions.
Air Date: 3/26/19
Duration: 23:04
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Melanie Bivens, JD
Melanie BivensMelanie Bivens is passionate about supporting integrative healthcare professionals in achieving improved patient outcomes. She is also extremely motivated to educate the patient population on the benefits of an integrative approach to health.

Melanie has over 20 years of experience working with physicians in law and business. She understands the specific challenges and milestones involved with supporting a practice to thrive within the personalized healthcare arena.

Melanie received her JD from Loyola Law School and represented physicians in malpractice suits before leaving her practice to co-find The Soul Shine Wellness Network®, a first of its kind network connecting the community to integrative healthcare practitioners.

In 2010, she began consulting with La Vita Compounding Pharmacy, continuing her journey supporting physicians and educating patients on their options in preventative healthcare. La Vita, an all women owned business, was selected the 8th Fastest Growing Business in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal in 2011 and the was the recipient of the prestigious U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Women Owned Business of the Year” in 2012.

Through private consulting, Melanie has supported dozens of providers motivated to move from a traditional to a more integrative approach to medicine.

Currently, Melanie is the Director of Business Development for EpigeneticsRx®, a company whose mission is to empower and inspire practitioners and patients in optimizing genetic potential through precise, personalized protocols that positively impact the health of patients and their future generations.

Melanie has lived in San Diego for 20 years and enjoys cooking, brewing beer and hanging out with her husband, two sons and two dogs.
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Encore Episode: Epigenetics & Nutrigenomics: Choose Your Own Health Path
Epigenetics is the study of how lifestyle and environment can influence the expression of genes.

The choices you make today can affect your own health and the health of future generations.

You can’t change your natural hair color, height and foot size. Epigenetics focuses on the things you CAN change, like being overweight, anxiety and chronic health conditions.

You may carry a genetic code that predisposes you to a condition. You have the power to prevent those conditions from expressing themselves.

Nutrigenomics is the science of the relationship between genetic expression, nutrition and health. It’s a personalized approach to your diet.

The Internet is a wonderful resource for more information on these topics, but make sure you examine resources that are evidence-based and research-based. Don’t just base your diet off a Facebook post your friend shared.

Listen as Melanie Bivens joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how epigenetics and nutrigenomics can help guide your individual health.