Dirty Genes with Dr. Ben Lynch – #247

How to Optimize Your Genetics & Boost Weight Loss

Dr. Ben Lynch is a genetics expert and the author of the bestselling book, Dirty Genes. He’s here to explain why your genes are not your destiny and how you can influence gene expression to optimize your health. Listen as Dr. Ben talks about common factors that can impact your genes, as well as the “Super Seven Genes” that are vitally important to your wellbeing. Dr. Ben also talks about “dirty genes” and how they can impair your body’s ability to burn fat and wreak havoc on your health. Find out Dr. Ben’s top strategies for cleaning up your genes so you can lose weight and feel better again!

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get Dr. Ben Lynch’s free secret chapter from Dirty Genes by going to JJVirgin.com/dirtygenes

Main Points From Today’s Episode

1. The “Super Seven Genes” from Dr. Ben's book are vitally important to your overall health. If just one of the Super Seven Genes is acting “dirty,” you can have a myriad of symptoms, including weight loss resistance.

2. Factors that can impact your genes include nutrient deficiencies, stress, infection, inflammation, lack of sleep, and exposure to toxins. Dr. Ben’s book helps you identify which of your genes are dirty so you can clean them up and feel better again.

3. If your mitochondria are dirty, you won’t be able to burn fat efficiently. Adding in glutathione, the master antioxidant, can help your mitochondria function better so they can start burning fat again.

Episode Play-By-Play

[1:21] How JJ became interested in weight loss resistance

[3:00] Dr. Ben’s career briefing

[5:06] The “Super Seven Genes”

[6:38] What are genes and why we should care about them?

[7:55] Certain genes can be influenced by our lifestyle choices.

[10:16] Genetics and weight loss

[11:15] Factors that can impact your genes

[12:11] If your mitochondria are dirty, you won’t be able to burn fat efficiently

[13:30] The importance of the GST and GPX genes in weight loss

[15:35] The vicious cycle of weight gain

[17:00] The connection between the MAO-A and COMT genes and carb cravings

[17:49] Your reptilian brain vs. your modern brain

[19:01] Bloating can occur when your liver isn’t working well.

[20:00] The link between the PEMT gene and SIBO

[22:11] Why you should eat plenty of leafy greens

[23:22] The many crucial roles of the MTHFR gene

[24:18] Why mouth breathers tend to be more overweight

[25:30] Get Dr. Ben’s secret, unpublished chapter from his book, Dirty Genes.

[27:40] Your breakfast sets the pace for your entire day! That’s why JJ created the All-In-One Protein Shakes to start your day out right.

[29:27] Listener’s question: I know I need to lose weight, but I just can't seem to find the motivation. Help!

[30:42] Start with the “why”, not the “how”.

Mentioned in this episode:

Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health, by Dr. Ben Lynch

All-In-One Protein Shakes

The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, by JJ Virgin

7-Day Stop, Drop & Swap Challenge


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