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Dirty Genes

A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health
Written by: Ben Lynch
Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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A leading expert in epigenetics - how genes switch on and off - provides a revolutionary, holistic, and personalized approach to better health by improving how your genes behave to prevent and reverse common ailments, chronic illnesses, and life-threatening diseases, including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and more. 

Your genes have a tremendous impact on your health. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Ben Lynch reveals that while you can't change the genes you were born with, you can change how they affect you. 

When your genes are working properly, you feel energized and healthy. But when your genes are "dirty", or not functioning optimally, your health suffers. Some genes are "born dirty" - they have certain variations that can cause you problems. Other genes merely "act dirty" in response to your environment, diet, or lifestyle. You can optimize both types of dirty genes by cleaning them up through healthy eating, good sleep, stress relief, environmental detox, and other holistic and natural means. 

An experienced researcher in the emerging science of gene abnormalities who has successfully treated thousands of clients, Dr. Lynch offers a simple questionnaire to identify which of the top seven dirty genes could be undermining your health. Then he offers targeted plans - including foods and recipes, supplements, and environmental detox - to clean up your dirty genes, eliminate symptoms, and optimize your physical and mental health. 

Many of us have been taught that our genes doom us to the disorders that run in our families. But Dr. Lynch shows that you can rewrite your genetic destiny - once you know how. Dirty Genes provides a practical, personalized protocol to make the most of your genetic inheritance, now and for the rest of your life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Dr. Ben Lynch LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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A must read to make sense of your health issues!

This book was spot on for my health challenges and my previously complete DNA results. Looking forward to using my new found knowledge to better my health.

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  • Samurai Sailor
  • 2018-02-01

Eye opening book on epigenetics - Worthwhile Read!

Book is eye opening. This books explains how you genes can get dirty or how you can change your environmental factors to alleviate dirty genes. I've bought all 3 versions - hardcover, Kindle and audiobook.

The book refers to a reference file called "the enhancement" that is not yet loaded on audible.com. It is supposed to contain additional information, checklist and recipes, etc. Looking forward to the publisher to post the PDF file.

I would recommend that other audiobook reviewers hold off of putting a negative review because the PDF has not been loaded yet. The publisher has been notified to correct issue.

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  • Maria
  • 2018-02-06

Ugh, don't even bother!!

This was one of the worst books I ever downloaded, and let me tell you why. First of all, I love audiobooks about epigenetics, health, disease, and biology -- so I'm familiar with this non-fiction genre. Secondly, I drive long distances regularly, with 5+ hour drives. I downloaded this book right before a very long road trip, and this is essentially how it went:

"Is it possible you could have dirty genes? Please take our questionnaire in the enhancement PDF..."

"For a list of diseases, syndromes, and issues that are likely the result of dirty genes, please refer to the enhancement..."

"What are some of the symptoms of dirty genes? Please read page 2 and 3 of the enhancement..."

"For a complete list of the kinds of things that can dirty up your genes, please refer to the enhancement PDF..."

"Foods and nutrients can help scrub dirty genes clean. For a list of those foods, please refer to the PDF enhancement..."

You get the idea. A complete joke. If I wanted to continually read and refer to something on paper or screen, then I would have bought the Kindle version. Nearly every other audiobook I've listened to in the biomedical sciences have included every list, every word, every questionnaire, every footnote in the audiobook, because most of the time people listening don't have the desire or the ability to go into a computer or device and download a document. That's the whole purpose of an audiobook. I don't understand why the author or publisher would allow it with this one, but the whole thing just comes off as lazy and incomplete. I'm returning for a credit.

(Side note, at the same time I also downloaded "The Longevity Code" by Kris Verburgh, MD which is on a similar topic. MUCH more thorough, so I recommend that instead.)

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  • JG
  • 2018-02-15

great information, incomplete delivery

this book is revolutionary. The information in here is cutting-edge and has the potential to change many people's lives. However throughout the entire book there is a reference to surveys questionnaires and some sort of enhancement packet which is nowhere to be found in this audible version. if the whole book hinges on a certain set of surveys and an enhancement then the overall picture delivered here is mediocre at best. Knowing this I would buy the hard back every single day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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  • Simi
  • 2018-01-31

This Book is a Must Read !!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Dirty Genes to be better than the print version?

I am a believer ! The Human Auditory system is truly amazing. Thanks to Audible. I use lots of Reading Books thru this Audible. Not only I can save my time but I can comprehend better and quickly. I use this tool while I workout to walking or Driving etc ....

What an Awesome Tool !!! Thank you ! Reading Books thru Our Ears are best tool ever and I am loving it ! I believe in Neurosciences. Skills to connect Ear to Brain :)



What other book might you compare Dirty Genes to and why?

What a Powerful Book to read. I wish I knew this book 20 years ago. I just finished this book. this is a wealth of information for to understand about Health's " Root Cause ". Taking Ben's lectures, his courses were absolutely astonishingly changed a way of thinking @ " Medicines & Diet " but the truth is this is the Individualized Bio-Medicine we shall learn.

Thank you for Awesome Mind Blowing.

I recommend this book to : if you wish to become a Mom & Healthy Babies ? or If you are like me went thru hell ? " Why is my medical doctors aren't fixing my illness after 5 Drs 8 Meds ? " this is how I became myself to a Holistic Practitioner. I had nearly Death exp in NYC by Med allergy. " The 1 med / The 1 nutrient / won't fit everyone ".

This experience, I run DNA Tests, Pharmacogenetics tests.

a Big discover was " Brain & Folate Connection ".it was absolutely a big help to my first Brain Fog ! it was scarcely, frighten but I was lucky to profound these amazing nutrients " Folate, B12, GSH " - Brain Cocktail Combination. Truly believe that we can prevent or to delay Dementia to Degenerative nerve diseases.


Thank you !

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Noriko
HealthCoach.JP

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Ps. Google " Deplin Ingredients " if you are/have Depressed etc ... then Google " Folate, B12 and Glutathione (NAC)". then watch Youtube " Ghost in Your Genes". I bet your Skin will be chilled as I did ! My brain was absolutely stunning by these :)

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  • terence
  • 2019-06-11

No PDF

The pdf promised in this purchase has not been provided and it makes the material incomplete. Without the pdf, the book can’t be used as it was intended as Ben refers back to it constantly.

I’m hoping someone can assist with this?

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  • Richard Spicer
  • 2019-05-29

Lots of helpful information

If you've done 23andme Genetic testing, you have enough info to know which areas of this audio book to pay attention to and you'll get a lot more out of it if you've done the Strategene report. For multiple people in your family, you can simply take the list of genes and RS numbers and find the SNPs using the browse raw data tool so you don't have to buy a copy of the statagene report for each person in the family. The book only addresses the "Super 7" so COMT, DAO, MTHFR, MAOA, GST/GPX, NOS3, and PEMT.

This book oversimplifies it a lot and I'm sure there are a lot of other genes that influence the outcome of our health that we don't know enough about yet, but one thing is obvious is that the methylation pathways are very important as is the PEMT gene. One thing I realized is that based on my own individual SNPS a lot of the recommended foods are foods that I crave and / or tolerate well. For example, Beets, coffee, and carbohydrates.

The section on the influence of the COMT and MAOA genes on personality were also interesting, It's not super detailed but gave me something to think about when evaluating my own personality traits.

I return a ton of books, but I plan to keep this one. The PDF is awesome as well, it's nearly an ebook of the audio book. I understand a lot of people don't want to look at reference material, but listening to someone read a list from a table is BORING. Some information is not well suited to audio format, but the reference material is A+ i did notice a few typos. For example, it stated one nutrient was a mineral, when it's actually an amino acid which helps the body process minerals.

The narrator is great. I'd happily listen to him read something else. My next listen is the Longevity Code.

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  • Book reviewer 2005
  • 2019-07-13

Such a good summary for general health

I found this book to hit all of the major components for health. Even though Dr Lynch is big on Snps, the book is not really focused on that. It focuses more on General Health. It does not offer quick fixes but would not be overwhelming for beginners. Someone just starting on their health Journey could benefit from this book. but it's also an excellent summary even for someone more advanced and knowledgeable on current health trends. it's not super long but gives you tools to dig deeper for those who wish to do that. genetic testing before reading the book might would be helpful, but again he doesn't focus on the snps. you could absolutely benefit from this book without ever having your genetic testing done. Possibly equally as much.

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  • Janell
  • 2019-05-06

This book can benefit anyone!

I know so many people who will benefit from this book! I’m telling my family and my patients about it! You don’t need to know your genetic makeup to find out which genes are “dirty”. This book will walk you through it. It’s very thorough.

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  • James Edwin Burroughs
  • 2019-03-18

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An excellent book about how to treat your health for the better using your genetics. As everyone is not the same and would not respond the same to a standard diet. It helps by knowing what methods to use for your own body to achieve optimal health. The listener does need to download the 214 page book to assist in the process. It does include several recipes to give an idea of what foods effect what gene SNPs.

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  • Mark A. Maness
  • 2019-02-22

Enlightening !!

This book, paired with my raw 23andme DNA, provided me with so much insight to my health. I feel even closer to my best health. Thankyou!