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Sutter Health FREE event - Why Your Genes Aren't Your Destiny


May 15, 2019
07:00 PM


Sutter Health/Institute for Health and Healing presents 

Why Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny

At one time scientists believed our DNA held the key to preventing and reversing disease. But we now know that our environment—not our genes—is the primary driver of health and longevity. In fact, recent research suggests that our genes account for less than 15 percent of the risk of chronic disease. In this talk, Chris Kresser will discuss the complex interplay between our genome, our environment, and our epigenome—how our genes express—and explore the key diet, lifestyle, and behavioral factors that determine our “healthspan”. Dr. David Schanaker, integrative chiropractor, will explore the effects that stress and imbalance can have on your genetic expression and potential for good health. In this focused and research-based overview, he will provide practical suggestions to help you optimize your body, mind and spirit, supporting the positive aspects of your genetic potential.  

Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the CEO of Kresser Institute and the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine. He’s also the creator of ChrisKresser.com and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, and his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world.

David Schanaker DC is a site lead and chiropractic service line lead for the IHH. He has been practicing integrative chiropractic care for over 30 years, is a long term meditator and chi gong practitioner and is a big fan of consciousness exploration. He graduated from The University of Western States 1984 with a degree of doctor of chiropractic, then directed two interdisciplinary clinics prior to becoming part of the IHH family in 2013.





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200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA

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Sutter Health/Institute for Health and Healing



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