Dr. Yael Joffe teaches how we can use genes to discover which nutrients we need

142- Discover Which Nutrients Your Genes Need with Dr. Yael Joffe

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 11, 2021

We've had a little over 18 years to research what genes control in the human body since the humane genome was first mapped in 2003. Since then, we have come a long way, but there is still a lot more to go.

We are discovering that some genes can be impacted by the foods that we eat, or the way that we eat. As the research continues, this is going to lead to some really neat future advancements in health.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What have we learned so far about the human genes
  • How our environment can impact our gene expression
  • Why many gene-based recommendations should be taken with a grain of salt
  • How to test for the important genes we actually understand (at this point)


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:45] Dr. Yael Joffe originally started in architecture before she became fascinated with genomics
  • [6:30] How did researchers figure out which specific genes are correlated with different conditions
  • [10:45] What adaptations have our genes gone through over different generations
  • [13:00] Our fast changes in the world, such as increased environmental toxins, are changing our genes. We just don't know how much
  • [14:45] There was research done on the umbilical cord of pregnant women, and babies are exposed to over 200 environmental toxins before they are even born
  • [17:00] Being exposed to these toxins before even being born, will this change our genes to be more resilient to environmental toxins
  • [18:45] What type of genes can be correlated to foods that are good for you
  • [22:15] Can our genes tell us what percentage of macronutrients we should be consuming
  • [24:00] Many companies feel they need to give you information to follow, even though the science doesn't support it
  • [28:00] What will the future look like when we understand more about individual health recommendations
  • [30:00] How do epigenetics impact how our genes express themselves
  • [36:00] What is 3x4 Genetics and how is their testing different than other companies
  • [43:00] Are there common misunderstanding around diet-based DNA
  • [46:00] What are 3 things Dr. Yael Joffe does to improve her own health

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Dr. Yael Joffe

Website: 3x4Genetics.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn

Dr. Yael Joffe teaches about genetics and nutrition

Dr. Yael Joffe teaches about genetics and nutrition

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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