Episode 74: Your Genes and Their Impact on Health

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Emily Givler for a discussion about the predictive value of knowing your own personalized gene profile and the many ways you can prevent expression of the variants. Everyone has variants in their genes. No one has perfect sets. Learning about your own gene patterns can have a major impact on health and aging.

Emily Givler

Emily is a functional/genetic nutritionist with a thriving clinical practice at Tree of Life in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She holds a degree in herbalism from PanAmerican University of Natural Health and is certified in Genetic Nutrition through Functional Genomic Analysis where she now serves as an adviser and supplement formulator. In her practice, Emily utilizes dietary and nutritional protocols based on genetic predispositions and epigenetic influences to help her clients regain their health.

Emily lectures on behalf of Functional Genomic Analysis, teaching weekend intensives on advanced interpretation of SNP data to practitioners ranging from acupuncturists, chiropractors and naturopaths to psychologists, internists and anesthesiologists. She also offers one-on-one practitioner mentoring, helping colleagues navigate the complex web of genetic polymorphisms to develop more efficacious protocols for their chronically ill or complex cases.

In addition to her clinical work, Emily is a founding board member of GMO-Free Lancaster County, a 501c3 nonprofit that seeks to educate the local agricultural community on the concerns regarding genetically engineered foods and their associated chemicals. She also serves as their Health Liaison. In this capacity she helped coordinate testing of breast milk for the presence of glyphosate in conjunction with Moms Across America and Feed the World. Emily designed and coordinated a second phase of glyphosate testing in conjunction with the Nutrigenomic Research Institute, where she also lends her services as an independent researcher.

You can learn more about Emily at the Tree of Life website.