SIMPLE Habits Fix Genetic Gaps


Welcome to Episode 185 of Autism Parenting Secrets.

Today, we are returning to the topic of functional genomics.  How better understanding your genes can inform lifestyle changes that can make a huge positive impact for you, your child, and your entire family.

My guest is Kashif Khan, CEO of The DNA Company, where personalized medicine is being pioneered through unique insights into the human genome.

Kashif was a keynote speaker at this year’s Biohacking Conference in Orlando, Florida, and he truly has a fresh take on how you, the parent, can make better-informed choices to fill your own tank and to help your child on the spectrum thrive.

The secret this week is…

SIMPLE Habits Fix Genetic Gaps

You’ll Discover:

  • What Exactly Are Epigenetics And Why Do They Matter So Much (8:05)
  • Why Most Genetic Tests Aren’t Designed To Help You (11:29)
  • Why It’s Essential To Understand Your Child’s Genetic Makeup (19:48)
  • The Difference Between Genetics and Functional Genomics (23:17)
  • Three Ways To Look At Methylation (30:21)
  • The Interplay Of Vitamin D And Genetics (36:17)
  • The Six Steps To Develop The Right Habits (43:48)

About Our Guest

Kashif Khan is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of The DNA Company, where personalized medicine is being pioneered through unique insights into the human genome. He is also the host of the Unpilled podcast. Growing up in Vancouver, Canada in an immigrant household, Kashif developed an industrious entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. Prior to his tenure at the DNA Company, Kashif advised a number of high-growth start-ups in a variety of industries.

As Kashif dove into the field of functional genomics, it was revealed that his neural wiring was actually genetically designed to be entrepreneurial. However, his genes also revealed a particular sensitivity to pollutants.  Now seeing his health from a new lens, Kashif dove further and started to see the genetic pathways that led to his own family’s challenges and the opportunities to reverse chronic disease. His measure of success is not in dollars earned but in lives improved.

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