Learn from Dr. Elena Krasnov on which genes impact detox

144- Which Genes Impact Your Ability to Detox with Dr. Elena Krasnov

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 25, 2021

Our genes are responsible for a lot that happens within our body. As we continue to learn about all the individual genes we have, we'll eventually know exactly what each one is responsible for. But right now, we are still learning.

We have learned that just because you have a gene, it doesn't mean it will express itself. A great example of this is with cancer, some people have genes that correlate with certain cancers, but never actually get cancer, while others with the same genes will get cancer.

Over time we'll know much more, but right now we do know of some genes that are responsible for detoxification in the body, which Dr. Elena Krasnov will be sharing today.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Why some genetic pathways can be faulty and decrease ability to detox
  • What are SNiPs and how do these impact how the genes are expressed
  • Why gene expression is different than just having the gene
  • What testing you can do and what the accuracy is


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [1:30] Who is Dr. Elena Krasnov and what is her background
  • [2:00] Why is Dr. Elena so interested in genetics
  • [2:45] How do genes impact everything that occurs within our body
  • [4:45] Twins are great for studying gene impact and how much different one twin can be compared to the other
  • [5:15] The body is designed to excrete toxins, why does it seem like people are having a harder time removing toxins from their body
  • [6:30] Does epigenetics impact our expression to detox or not
  • [7:30] Why does it seem like most other species break down faster than humans do
  • [10:00] Is part of why we see changes in other species faster because their reproduction cycle is faster than humans
  • [10:30] What are SNiPs
  • [12:15] How many SNiPs are there in our genes
  • [13:30] How do they know which SNiPs are correlated with which disease or symptom
  • [17:45] Often times companies providing gene testing give recommendations, but it might not be exactly what your body needs or how your gene expresses
  • [21:45] Just because you have a gene, doesn't mean it will express itself. This can be dangerous if you find out you have a gene for certain diseases. It doesn't mean that gene will express itself
  • [25:15] What are a few important detox SNiPs that we should look at
  • [28:15] What are some good ways to test for different SNiPs
  • [31:45] Dr. Elena Krasnov's final thoughts on genes and SNiPs

Resources From This Episode

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

Learn More About Dr. Elena Krasnov

Website: NaturopathyClinic.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram

Dr. Elena Krasnov Teaches about genes and detox

Dr. Elena Krasnov Teaches about genes and detox

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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