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Demystifying Genetics with Paldeep Atwal, M.D.

Updated: May 6

On the Bendy Bodies Podcast


Your DNA holds many secrets. Why do drugs work on some people and not on others? Why are conditions expressed so differently in different family members? How might hypermobility disorders, dysautonomia (like POTS) and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) be related and how could coronavirus possibly fit into all of this?

Listen in as top geneticist, Dr. Paldeep Atwal, shared his expertise on the following:

Hypermobility disorders - Why are Bendy people so different from each other yet can also share many common traits?

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes - Why is it taking so long to find “the hEDS gene”?

Epigenetics - How much of a difference do our day to day choices make?

Genetic and pharmacogenetic testing - Why do the testing if you cannot change the outcome?

Important note: The discussion about nutrition and intermittent fasting refers to the body of research with subjects from the general population. Therefore, this information is most applicable to those who are overweight or obese. You need quality nutrients for your body to perform properly! PLEASE do not make any changes to your diet (meaning foods you eat), without consulting with your own primary care physician or nutritionist.

Thank you so much, Dr. Atwal, for sharing your time and expertise with us!


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