The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

‘An exhilarating journey through the shifting landscape of genetics, health and evolution’

Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee

Take charge of your health by understanding the connection between our evolutionary past and our future wellbeing with this practical guide to personalised health and nutrition—from distinguished physician Dr. Sharad Paul

Recognised as one of the best in his field, surgeon, academic, and philanthropist, Dr. Sharad Paul combines everyday health with evolutionary biology and explains how to improve your overall wellness by following a diet and exercise plan according to your gene type. Starting with our brains, this book covers everything from skin and muscles, to hearts, diets, and stress management. Throughout, Dr. Paul shares key information and provides steps to improve our daily wellbeing—impacting everything from our energy levels to memory retention to our overall longevity.

Our evolutionary past and genetic makeup determine how and why the body works the way it does and how it all combines to make us unique individuals. Presenting a compelling blend of medical mysteries, patient stories, and science, Dr. Paul has developed a revolutionary approach to wellness that will result in beautiful skin at any age, a healthier diet for muscle endurance and skeletal strength, a more resilient and efficient heart, better mood and memory balance, and more.

From learning to eat for your gene-type to the importance of movement and understanding brain development, this book answers several questions, including: Is cholesterol good or bad? How do we fight the war on cancer? How does stress affect our health? Is there science behind psychiatry? Ultimately, the message is this: to achieve better health, we need to understand our evolutionary past—and while our genes carry an individual blueprint, transformation towards wellness is always possible.

Praise for Dr Sharad Paul

'Open heart surgeon' - Time Magazine
  • Simon & Schuster Australia | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781925596106 | 
  • May 2017
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AU$ 29.99
NZ$ 35.00

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Sharad P. Paul

Dr. Sharad P. Paul, MD, is a skin cancer surgeon, family physician, academic, skincare expert, evolutionary biologist, storyteller, and social entrepreneur, as well as an adjunct professor at Aukland University of Technology. Born in England, with a childhood in India, he is a global citizen who lives Down Under. In 2003, he received a Health Innovation Award and in 2008, was featured in international editions of Time. He has been called a Renaissance Man by New Zealand Herald’s Canvas magazine and a polymath by Good magazine. In 2012, he was awarded the New Zealand Medical Association’s highest honor, the Chair’s Award. He has spoken at ideas conferences like THiNK alongside Robert De Niro, Tina Brown, David Barash, and V.S. Naipaul. He recently won the acclaimed Ko Awatea International Excellence in Health Improvement Award for Leading Health Improvement on a Global Scale.

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