165- Using Your Genetic Blueprint To Optimize Health with Teri Cochrane

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

November 18, 2021

You've probably experienced a time when a "diet" that has worked for your friends did not work for you. This is a great example of how healthcare is not a one-size fits all approach, and we all have unique needs for our bodies.

Learning about our genes and what works well for them is a great start to creating a diet that is unique to you. Once we know our basic "genetic blueprint", then we can discover ways to turn on and off certain genes to optimize our health.

Teri Cochrane does a great job of this. She uses your genetic blueprint to figure out a plan for different foods and lifestyle changes to make to reach your health goals.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How healthcare is really a practice in risk-management for yourself and your family
  • Why diets are not "one-size fits all"
  • Why you should know your genetic blueprint
  • How to create a dietary and lifestyle plan based on your genetics


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:30] Why Teri Cochrane get into the wellness space after working in finance
  • [4:30] Working in risk management has allowed Teri to figure out how to navigate complex health issues
  • [5:15] What were the root causes of Teri's son's health issues
  • [8:45] How long did it take to get her son into a really healthy state
  • [10:15] What is it like having to deal with adults who already have health opinions compared to working with kids
  • [13:30] Our genes don't define who we are, we are able to express genes in certain ways if you supply them with the correct keys
  • [15:30] How does Teri Cochrane test genetic blueprints
  • [18:00] Teri utilizes the raw genetic data that comes from 23andMe
  • [19:15] Are there any "best diets" for everyone, or does your genes have an impact on what foods are better for you
  • [22:15] Do you use any type of food sensitivity testing as well as the genetic blueprint to figure out problematic foods
  • [26:15] What is the Wildatarian Movement
  • [31:30] 7 out of the top 10 causes of death in the US are diet and lifestyle related
  • [32:00] 1 out of 2 kids are experiencing depression or anxiety, and we need to get that figured out
  • [33:30] Final thoughts from Teri Cochrane on how to use genetic blueprints to optimize health
  • [34:30] Learn more about Teri Cochrane's products Wild-Lytes, Stress Mover, and Immune Mover

Resources From This Episode

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

Learn More About Guest

Website: TeriCochrane.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , Youtube , Book

Teri Cochrane uses gene testing to see what diet plan is ideal for you.

Teri Cochrane uses gene testing to see what diet plan is ideal for you.

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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