“It’s genetics.” This phrase, often accompanied by a deep sigh, is a way people often express why they can’t change something about themselves they wish they could. But Dr. Mitchell Gaynor has unlocked a way to avoid being a victim of your genes, featured in his new book The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle.

Linda Zonana’s struggles with Meniere’s Disease, which effects the inner ear and can cause vertigo symptoms, led her to the realization there are very few books on the subject written for the general public. After interviewing over 50 people coupled with her own experiences, she presents her findings in Vertigo! When the World Spins Out of Control.

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“You do not have to be a victim of the genes you are born with,” says Dr. Mitchell Gaynor. “There are five areas where we can take control of gene expression with nutrient science… heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and aging.” In his new book The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle, Dr. Gaynor answers various questions regarding genetics, such as how DNA unfolds into disease, what nutrients are gene changers and how the foods you eat can change your genetic predispositions, how effective supplements are, and whether you can reverse a disease that has been diagnosed. Dr. Gaynor is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College and is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He has been featured by the New York Times, CBS Evening News, and Good Morning America.

Vertigo! When the World Spins Out of Control is about “vestibular” illnesses – those that arise in the inner ear and precipitate the sickening experiences of vertigo and imbalance, usually without warning. With few books on vertigo written for the general public, author Linda Zonana saw a need for one that offered detailed information concerning these diseases. The book is unique in that more than fifty people were interviewed in order to provide a good look at a variety of real life experiences, including chapters on the psychological effects of illness, challenges encountered in seeking help, conventional and unconventional treatments, anatomy and functioning of the ear, as well as a history of the development of a scientific understanding of vertigo. Linda has a master’s degree in Social Work, and works as a clinician at a mental health agency.

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