Why our genes may not matter as much as we thought – with Tim Spector

Hey Team, we are back with another exciting episode of The Epic Table podcast! Today we have Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and founder of the Twins UK registry with over 13,000 twins at kings College, London. Tim is also the author of the book “Identically different: The Real Science Behind What We Eat,” “The Diet Myth: Why You Can Change Your Genes,” and his newest title, “Spoon-Fed.” Today’s we talk about how we can strengthen our immune system against various pathogens. Spector touches on his research and we learn that while twins may share the same genes, their microbes say otherwise. Spector is doing outstanding research through his app “COVID Symptom Study” which helped Spector and his team come to the conclusion that poor treatment of an individual’s microbiome may be the catalyst for contracting the disease. If you want to learn more about Tim Spector and the research he and his team are doing you can check out the COVID Symptom Study Website ( https://covid.joinzoe.com/us ), Zoe’s website ( https://joinzoe.com/ ), the PREDICT studies ( https://joinzoe.com/post/nature-medicine-predict-1 ) the PREDICT app ( http://www.tim-spector.co.uk/predict/ ), you can also find him on Instagram (@Tim.Spector https://www.instagram.com/tim.spector/).

Talking Points


Are identical twins 100% the same? How can we test that? 00;08;56;11

What are the differences between genes and microbes? 00;15;47;02

What are the symptoms of an unhealthy gut? The benefits of having a healthy gut. 00;32;21;28

How does a virus evolve? 00;35;03;24

Are parasites good for the body? 00;39;21;04

You heard it from Dr. Will Bulsiewicz and now from Professor Tim Spector, take care of your gut legends!

Identically different: The Real Science Behind What We Eat -http://www.tim-spector.co.uk/identically-different/

The Diet Myth: Why You Can Change Your Genes -http://www.tim-spector.co.uk/the-diet-myth/

Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong -https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/1787332292?_encoding=UTF8&tag=prhau08-22

Why our genes may not matter as much as we thought – with Tim Spector

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