I recommend the following books to anyone that is interested on exploring the DNA subjects either for Ancestry research or health related issues and wellness.

BOOK: Understand Your DNA author: Lasse Folkersen (Sankt Hans Hospital, Denmark)


Are you considering to test your own DNA? Do you want to learn more about your health and ancestry? Understand your DNA — A Guide is about what you can use genetics for. For a few hundred dollars, you can now scan your own genes. Millions of people all over the world have already done so. Everyone wants to see what they can get to know about themselves, and the market growing rapidly. But what does it require from you? And what can you really use a DNA test for? Understand your DNA — A Guide helps you put the plots and charts of consumer genetics into perspective and enables you to figure out what’s up and down in the media headlines. The book is also a key input for today’s debate about what we as a society can and want to do with medical genetics. Genetics will play a growing role in the future. Understand your DNA — A Guide is an easy-to-read and necessary guide to that future. The book is provided with a foreword by Professor Sham Pak-Chung of Hong Kong University.

While there are many books about genetics, they typically take the perspective of a scientist wanting to understand the molecular levels. At the same time, direct-to-consumer genetics is a booming market, with millions of people already tested. Very little has been published that will guide them for real, because the need here is more focused on medical and practical understanding, than focussed on molecules.

This book therefore aims to hit that vacant spot in the market. It’s a walk-through of all concepts that are necessary to understand in your own analysis. Meanwhile, it is also limited in scope to only those concepts — thus distinguishing it from broader works.

The book is appropriate for the readerships in modern multi-ethnic metropolises because it mixes European and Asian examples, both from the collaboration between the author from Europe and the foreword-writer, Prof. Pak Sham of Hong Kong University. But also, because many of the examples in the book concerns differences and similarities between Asian and European ethnicities, something the author believes is a trend in time.

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

A leading expert in epigenetics, Dr. Ben Lynch provides a revolutionary, personalized approach to improve how your genes behave, preventing and reversing chronic illness―cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, and obesity, among others―and improving overall health.

Our genes have a tremendous impact on our health, in our day-to-day wellbeing from feeling sluggish or energized to dealing with more serious conditions such as autoimmune disorders, heart disease, or cancer. If our genes are “dirty,” or not functioning optimally, our health suffers and we get sick. Some genes are “born dirty”―our genetic predispositions―while others “act dirty” in response to your environment or lifestyle, but new research has shown, that we can clean up all of these dirty genes by what we eat, how much we sleep, and other lifestyle habits.

After years of research in the new science of gene abnormalities and successfully treating thousands of clients, Dr. Ben Lynch, an expert in epigenetics (how genes switch on and off), offers a simple test to figure out which of the top 7 most problematic dirty genes are most likely giving you trouble. Based on that information, he offers targeted plans, including diet (food guides and recipes), sleep, supplements, and other lifestyle advice, to clean them up, eliminating symptoms and improving overall physical and mental health-proving that while we can’t change the genes we were born with, we can make them work to our advantage.

Many of us have been taught or told by doctors that we are vulnerable to disorders and diseases based on the conditions that run in our families, but far from being written in stone, our genetic destiny can be rewritten and changed, moment by moment, throughout our lives. Dirty Genes provides a practical, personalized protocol to make the most out of our genetic inheritance, now and for the rest of our lives.