In this podcast interview with Adrienne Nolan-Smith from WellBe, Dr. Jay Goodbinder tells us how epigenetics led him to eradicate a chronic condition that was said to be “unchangeable”. He made it his life mission to help others do the same, which is how he found his way to epigenetics.
Before founding The Epigenetics Healing Center, Dr. Goodbinder dealt with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in his early 20s. He was told that because his condition was his genetic disposition, it was unchangeable.
After feeling the cortisone shots he was prescribed was not effective, he was given a new drug rather than suggesting any strategies for getting to the root of the issue. Reluctant to take the drug due to the serious side effects such as kidney failure, he took the issue upon himself and decided to “become a doctor of some sort”.
His position as a chiropractic internist allowed him to get advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions beyond just joints and muscles. He immersed himself in research, learning how different compounds within the body affected one another and how lifestyle choices, in turn, affected those compounds— and using this system helped him to overcome his genetic disposition toward psoriasis, as well eliminate all six medications for it.
He learned that epigenetics looks at how your lifestyle impacts the expression of your genes. But the question remains: which of these two forces is more powerful?
Check out the video above to find out what the science says on whether DNA or epigenetic factors play a bigger role in your health. Or view a full transcript of the WellBe podcast here. You will learn insights on this fascinating area of study, including…
🔍 What epigenetic factors impact your health
🔍 How lifestyle can overcome genetic disposition
🔍 What you need to understand about something called “gene methylation,” and more.
Dr. Jay Goodbinder ND DC DABCI is a doctor in Kansas City, MO who serves patients in the surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.