A Lesson in Genetics with Mike Mallin

Are you aware of the role your genetic background plays in your overall health and wellness picture? Dr. Mike Mallin struggled with elevated cholesterol levels that wouldn't budge utilizing the typical diets that have been shown to work for others. It was at that point that he decided to have his genetics tested and the results were eye opening.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • Dr. Mallin's background in ultrasound and why he made the decision to dive deep into genetics (1:28)
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia and what really is good cholesterol vs. bad cholesterol (6:12)
  • Coronary arterial calcium scan and why that's not enough (9:37)
  • Dr. Mallin's take on the lean mass hyper responder theory (10:58)
  • The importance of not being dogmatic when it comes to cholesterol (12:43)
  • The aha moment when he realized that with genetics, you can understand how individuals will respond to environmental factors (13:40)
  • Workflow in his company, and how genetics are only one piece of the puzzle (16:01)
  • Empowering people with the knowledge that they can control the environmental factors that turn on and off the phenotypes that cause health issues (19:29)
  • The Wild Health testing and treatment process (23:05)
  • The results he's seen across his client base (24:41)
  • Breaking down the nutritional controversy by basing nutrition on genetics (27:42)
  • Why there is so much variability in how someone feels or performs on a certain nutritional protocol (30:03)
  • Are we getting better from an evolutionary standpoint? (32:10)
  • Where do we draw the line with genetic manipulation and information gathering? (36:00)
  • The importance of regularly testing patients to see what works and what doesn't (38:47)
  • Why lifestyle factors can impact three generations deep (41:10)
  • What's in the pipeline for Dr. Mallin and Wild Health (44:56)
  • The mind-body connection (49:40)
  • What gets measured gets managed (53:00)
  • Educating patients on why their health is the way it is and how they can make lifestyle changes (55:27)

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Written By

Robert Sikes


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