About the Book
“UNDERSTANDING GENOMICS; How Nutrition, Supplements, and Lifestyle Can Help You Unlock Your Genetic Superpowers”, by Marios Michael, is a fascinating book that gives the clearest explanation of genomics that I have ever encountered. Firstly, it relates to how the increasing knowledge in genomics is affecting healthcare by allowing the focus to be on specific genes that affect a particular condition. Even if a “bad” gene is there, its expression can often be discouraged by the use of supplements as well as fasting and a healthier lifestyle.
It used to be that we had to guess what supplements to take or what types of diets we should follow, but now we can know if we have genes that can cause, or are causing, specific problems and can meet the problems head-on. We can target nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle to “unlock our genetic superpowers,” as the author says.
The book is written in a clear, direct, and accessible style, which is a big help to the reader when trying to grasp an essentially difficult topic. The author’s fascination with his field and the incredible speed with which it is evolving as new scientific discoveries are made, gives the book a quality that draws the reader into it and keeps him or her there. The book imparts knowledge, hope, and enthusiasm.
A basic breakdown of this book is as follows: The 1st part of the book breaks down the science of genomics with the most up to date scientific information in a user-friendly language. The 2nd part of the book provides information on how epigenetics, environment, exercise, nutrition, food and supplements can help you achieve your optimum health. Exposome or how your genes interact with your environment and prevention based on your genome and/or how to manage health conditions from a genomics perspective is also discussed in great detail. The 3rd part of the book talks about the most common mutations in humans and how to manage them with genomics. It also discusses how to achieve longevity, living to 100 and anti-ageing recommendations based on your genome. The last chapter provides information about the future of Genomics and the possibility of bringing back extinct animals and perhaps the dead!
About the Author
Dr Michael was born and raised on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. He moved to the United States in 1991, to further his studies. Dr Michael is a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (cFMP), and Certified in Genetics and Genomics, Stanford University. He specializes in preventative Medicine and treating chronic conditions from a Genomics and Functional Medicine perspective with over fourteen years of cumulative education and twenty years of clinical experience. When he is not changing people’s lives, Dr Michael enjoys spending time with his family going hiking, golfing, bike riding, exercising, and reading.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
My new book is about learning how to unlock your genetic superpowers! This book is an essential read for all who are looking to live longer and healthier lives by making your DNA work for you. It describes the necessary steps to help prevent or manage health conditions by activating or deactivating your DNA expressions through Nutrition, Practitioner-Grade Supplements, and Lifestyle recommendations. I consider this book to be of high value for everyone! My goal is to pass my knowledge and clinical experience of 22 years to the world, to be able to PAY IT FORWARD.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
This book is for all who are looking to live longer and healthier lives by making your DNA and genes work for you. It’s also for those who want to look younger by reversing their biological age. The book serves as a guide for those searching for the highest purity and quality Practitioner – Grade Supplements. It provides important information for those who are looking for the best diet or detox for their DNA and Genes. Understanding Genomics is easy to read and packed with fun facts.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Throughout the years, I’ve amassed a wide collection of books. One of my favorites is The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. I always try to follow the four agreements, which are: Be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best. I also favor the old time classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey . There are a few quotes that stand out that have made an impact on the way I think, such as “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny”, and “To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions” and “What matters most is how we respond to what we experience in life.” This book is truly a masterpiece!
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
I would advise them to write from the heart, be true to themselves, be authentic and treat the readers with respect. Be bold and seek discomfort! It’s ok to be nervous. Don’t be content with your writing and continue to challenge yourself. Initiate action and make it happen now!