When patients join my practice, one of their first exercises is to gather a detailed family medical history. We want to know everything knowable about their mother, father, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. Although I recognize this is not possible for everyone, for those who are able to gather this information, it can help reveal patterns that may prove critical for your longevity journey. The more data you collect, the more likely you are to understand what’s really at the root of the genetic template that you inherited.
Below is a collection of audio clips and podcasts all about genetics, what to look for when gathering your family history, how genetics can influence your risk of certain diseases, and even the potential role of genetics in determining one’s success in a given discipline.