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Change Your Genes, Change Your Life

Broadcast on March 21, 2023
With Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier
Hosted by Helané Wahbeh, ND

We are not victims of our genetics. We now know that only 5% of our health and life expectancy is governed by our genes. According to Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, there is a new science of epigenetics which demonstrates that our day-to-day, year-by-year choices govern which of our genes will be expressed and which will be suppressed. Influences include stress management, meditation, visualization, diet and nutrition, environmental toxins, social connections, and a sense of purpose to determine optimal health and extended longevity.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • A clear understanding of the role of epigenetics in your health and longevity
  • An optional diet based on science rather than "diet of the day" fads
  • Three characteristics of the "Blue Zone" communities where people live to 100 and beyond
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Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier

Integrative Medicine Pioneer & Epigenetics Expert

Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California School of Medicine. He is also chairman of the American Health Association and is a vice-president with American Specialty Health. At the UCSF School of Medicine, he is director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a research program between CHIP and 15 Fortune 500 corporations, including Ford, Oracle, IBM, Apple, and NASA.

Kenneth has served as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the California Wellness Foundation, Foundation Health Systems (FHS), Health Systems International (HSI), the Social Venture Network, and the NOVA Institute. He was a Woodrow Wilson fellow, studied at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and has published over 300 professional journal articles in behavioral medicine, disease management, worksite interventions, alternative/integrative medicine, and epigenetics.

His research, clinical practice, and publications have been the subject of numerous national television programs, including numerous appearances on ABC World News, Today, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Dr Oz, 48 Hours, McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, the award-winning BBC series The Long Search, and the 5-part PBS series Healthy People, Healthy Business.

Kenneth is a peer reviewer for several medical journals, including the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and serves on a number of corporate boards. He has published over 300 professional articles and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and the BBC to discuss his research.

He is the author of 15 books, including the international bestsellers Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer... Holistic Medicine... Healthy People in Unhealthy Places... Sound Mind, Sound Body... The Best Alternative Medicine... Stress Free for Good... New Medicine... and Change Your Genes, Change Your Life.

Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier