• Dirty Genes

  • A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health
  • By: Ben Lynch
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (629 ratings)

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A leading expert in epigenetics - how genes switch on and off - provides a revolutionary, holistic, and personalized approach to better health by improving how your genes behave to prevent and reverse common ailments, chronic illnesses, and life-threatening diseases, including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and more. 

Your genes have a tremendous impact on your health. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Ben Lynch reveals that while you can't change the genes you were born with, you can change how they affect you. 

When your genes are working properly, you feel energized and healthy. But when your genes are "dirty", or not functioning optimally, your health suffers. Some genes are "born dirty" - they have certain variations that can cause you problems. Other genes merely "act dirty" in response to your environment, diet, or lifestyle. You can optimize both types of dirty genes by cleaning them up through healthy eating, good sleep, stress relief, environmental detox, and other holistic and natural means. 

An experienced researcher in the emerging science of gene abnormalities who has successfully treated thousands of clients, Dr. Lynch offers a simple questionnaire to identify which of the top seven dirty genes could be undermining your health. Then he offers targeted plans - including foods and recipes, supplements, and environmental detox - to clean up your dirty genes, eliminate symptoms, and optimize your physical and mental health. 

Many of us have been taught that our genes doom us to the disorders that run in our families. But Dr. Lynch shows that you can rewrite your genetic destiny - once you know how. Dirty Genes provides a practical, personalized protocol to make the most of your genetic inheritance, now and for the rest of your life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Dr. Ben Lynch LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Ugh, don't even bother!!

This was one of the worst books I ever downloaded, and let me tell you why. First of all, I love audiobooks about epigenetics, health, disease, and biology -- so I'm familiar with this non-fiction genre. Secondly, I drive long distances regularly, with 5+ hour drives. I downloaded this book right before a very long road trip, and this is essentially how it went:

"Is it possible you could have dirty genes? Please take our questionnaire in the enhancement PDF..."

"For a list of diseases, syndromes, and issues that are likely the result of dirty genes, please refer to the enhancement..."

"What are some of the symptoms of dirty genes? Please read page 2 and 3 of the enhancement..."

"For a complete list of the kinds of things that can dirty up your genes, please refer to the enhancement PDF..."

"Foods and nutrients can help scrub dirty genes clean. For a list of those foods, please refer to the PDF enhancement..."

You get the idea. A complete joke. If I wanted to continually read and refer to something on paper or screen, then I would have bought the Kindle version. Nearly every other audiobook I've listened to in the biomedical sciences have included every list, every word, every questionnaire, every footnote in the audiobook, because most of the time people listening don't have the desire or the ability to go into a computer or device and download a document. That's the whole purpose of an audiobook. I don't understand why the author or publisher would allow it with this one, but the whole thing just comes off as lazy and incomplete. I'm returning for a credit.

(Side note, at the same time I also downloaded "The Longevity Code" by Kris Verburgh, MD which is on a similar topic. MUCH more thorough, so I recommend that instead.)

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Eye opening book on epigenetics - Worthwhile Read!

Book is eye opening. This books explains how you genes can get dirty or how you can change your environmental factors to alleviate dirty genes. I've bought all 3 versions - hardcover, Kindle and audiobook.

The book refers to a reference file called "the enhancement" that is not yet loaded on audible.com. It is supposed to contain additional information, checklist and recipes, etc. Looking forward to the publisher to post the PDF file.

I would recommend that other audiobook reviewers hold off of putting a negative review because the PDF has not been loaded yet. The publisher has been notified to correct issue.

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Lots of helpful information

If you've done 23andme Genetic testing, you have enough info to know which areas of this audio book to pay attention to and you'll get a lot more out of it if you've done the Strategene report. For multiple people in your family, you can simply take the list of genes and RS numbers and find the SNPs using the browse raw data tool so you don't have to buy a copy of the statagene report for each person in the family. The book only addresses the "Super 7" so COMT, DAO, MTHFR, MAOA, GST/GPX, NOS3, and PEMT.

This book oversimplifies it a lot and I'm sure there are a lot of other genes that influence the outcome of our health that we don't know enough about yet, but one thing is obvious is that the methylation pathways are very important as is the PEMT gene. One thing I realized is that based on my own individual SNPS a lot of the recommended foods are foods that I crave and / or tolerate well. For example, Beets, coffee, and carbohydrates.

The section on the influence of the COMT and MAOA genes on personality were also interesting, It's not super detailed but gave me something to think about when evaluating my own personality traits.

I return a ton of books, but I plan to keep this one. The PDF is awesome as well, it's nearly an ebook of the audio book. I understand a lot of people don't want to look at reference material, but listening to someone read a list from a table is BORING. Some information is not well suited to audio format, but the reference material is A+ i did notice a few typos. For example, it stated one nutrient was a mineral, when it's actually an amino acid which helps the body process minerals.

The narrator is great. I'd happily listen to him read something else. My next listen is the Longevity Code.

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No PDF

The pdf promised in this purchase has not been provided and it makes the material incomplete. Without the pdf, the book can’t be used as it was intended as Ben refers back to it constantly.

I’m hoping someone can assist with this?

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This Book is a Must Read !!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Dirty Genes to be better than the print version?
I am a believer ! The Human Auditory system is truly amazing. Thanks to Audible. The Imaginary through ears then reach out Brain? It’s Cool. The DNA book is so easy to follow by reading as listening through Audible. I use lots of Reading Books thru this Audible. Not only I can save my time but I can comprehend better and quickly.Clearly it seems my Sensory Gene seems effecting. I use this tool while I workout, walking and Driving etc ....

What an Awesome Tool !!! Thank you ! Reading Books thru Our Ears are best tool ever and I am loving it ! I believe in Neurosciences. Skills to connect Ear to Brain :)





What other book might you compare Dirty Genes to and why?
At first, What a Powerful Book to read.I almost felt like new learning @Genes will Not Lie “. Everyone has Polymorphism (++) We all got it. Ben’s idea is Let’s band aide, let’s Not turn on Switch if we got alert. I wish I knew this book 20 years ago. Because, I was nearly died at NYU by Dr given’s Pain Meds calls NSADs. My body does not have capable to break the meds down in Liver. I simply thought ‘ Why aren’t we trying this PharmachoGenetic Rest when we are new born “ ?? I could avoid this miserable experience. I had to do rehabilitation from 1.2.3 ofWalking. Thankfully, Remembered ABC. If I known My Detox Gene, I believe that illness was avoidable. this book is a wealth of information for you to accept the understanding about Health's " Root Cause ". It is absolutely astonishingly changed a way of thinking @" My Medicines & My Diet " Not because somebody else recommended Keto, May not good for me or to you, but the truth is this is the Individualized Bio-Medicine we shall learn, thus message is in this book.

Thank you for Awesome Mind Blowing.

I recommend this book to : You, if you have Brain Fog, Bit depressed, Cannot get energy Spark, or Newly Mom & Healthy Babies ? or If you are like me went thru hell ? " Why is my medical doctors aren't fixing my illness after 5 Drs 8 Meds ? " this is how I became myself to a Holistic Practitioner. Near the Death Exp has obviously changed my life in Grateful, that’s why I run DNA test. The result ? Directions we can know.Preventive to Management, we can know by Genes. By the way, many of lives were able changed too by today. I never wish anyone to go through what I have gone through. The 1 med / The 1 nutrient / won't fit everyone ".

This experience, I run DNA Tests and Pharmacogenetics tests.

Within this book, if anyone seeks Dementia Alz Prevention ? a Big discover was " Brain & Folate Connection ".it was absolutely a big help to my first Brain Fog ! it was scarcely, frighten but I was lucky to profound these amazing nutrients " Folate, B12, GSH " - Brain Cocktail Combination. Or more so Like Mitochondrial Cocktails. Don’t forget PPC Choline. PhosphatidylCholine. It’s gene support too. 🤭 I Truly believe that we can prevent or to delay Dementia to Degenerative nerve diseases.


Thank you !

Riko

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Any additional comments?

Ps. Search : " Deplin Ingredients " iDeplin Folate Pathway. You be surprised what you discover. Open a Map. If anyone who is depressed, Worth checking. If you are/have Depressed etc ... then Search " Folate gene, B12 and Glutathione (NAC)". then watch Youtube " Ghost in Your Genes". I bet your Skin will be chilled as I did ! My brain was absolutely stunning by these :) FolateGene MTHFr of 677 & 1298. Worth checking with MTRR. Then go back Deplin. Compare it.

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  • 02-15-18

great information, incomplete delivery

this book is revolutionary. The information in here is cutting-edge and has the potential to change many people's lives. However throughout the entire book there is a reference to surveys questionnaires and some sort of enhancement packet which is nowhere to be found in this audible version. if the whole book hinges on a certain set of surveys and an enhancement then the overall picture delivered here is mediocre at best. Knowing this I would buy the hard back every single day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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Nothing is actually said and no science behind it

I was very disappointed in this book as he says nothing whatever about the science behind anything or how he found anything out. He also never actually tells you how to fix things, just to listen to how you feel which I already know how to do. There is about 30min of some useful info if you don't know how to listen to your body or know about supplements but the rest is just things like "Sally felt x,y,z so she had to change things" doesn't say how (except to eat organic and nothing processed which is nothing new coming from homeopaths) or explain why; just a bunch of stuff about how a bunch of people felt. He claims to do research but there is not ounce of science in this book. I was looking for more info about MTHFR gene mutations and there is nothing useful here.

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So many acronyms.

I finished this in about one week. It started off strong then started to drag and repeat and become redundant. Many acronyms to follow even with a fundamental knowledge of genetics. The author doesn't necessarily encourage supplementation, but then names several supplements you can take. Additionally, it sounds like the natural recipe for fixing most of your "dirty" genes is a whole foods diet with lots of leafy greens, adequate sleep, lowered daily stress, and exercise properly. It is really nothing new.

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PDF included. Free digital book on Amazon Prime!

I've been researching MTHFR and this author came highly recommended. I hesitated to purchase the book as many of the reviews stated the accompanying PDF was not a part of the audible book. as of July 18th 2022, accompanying PDF is included in the audible book. I can also read along with the actual book through the digital version, kindle, on Amazon prime book. if you have an Amazon prime account, at least at this date, it's available for checkout for free. just do the standard Amazon search and choose the Kindle version and it will say $0.

I can't speak to the content of the book yet, I only listened to a very short portion in the sample to make sure I didn't have severe problems with the narrator. I do not. I'm going to jump on my stationary bike and listen to the book now. Stay healthy my friends and be sure to organize this knowledge for our children so they don't have to learn it in their 40s as well.

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Not helpful

There is a lot of authors ego but very little information you can actualy use. Parts are interesting, but overall it pretty much says eat organic, filter your water and be as crunchy as possible. I am a scientist that was looking to learn about pharmacogenomics and I just did not find it worth of my time.

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  • Georgina Croft
  • 02-17-18

Great listen for us too tired or ill to read !

I felt like this book was written for me ! Audible 1st time experience was fantastic. Suffering with autoimmune chronic illness I'm unable to concentrate & read. Narrator was great & content spot on. Being able to listen over and over again wonderful , although not difficult content to grasp & more to do with me being I'll.

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  • Tania nelson brenner
  • 10-03-18

Incredible

I have understood so much in the little i understood... It gave me such hope that I can turn my health around accurately. I recommend reading at least twice to get it.. definitely life changing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-19

Great content shocking narration!!

I have not left a review on an audible before, but I have to say that I found Dr Ben Lynch very arrogant and he doesn't even mention Dr Bruce Lipton at all who is the scientist that discovered epigenetics over 30 years ago! He practically claims all the glory as though he discovered it himself. I did not enjoy the narration at all. GREAT content, but buy the book, not the audio!

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  • Greig Stirling
  • 03-09-19

Interesting book

Plenty of useful material.

Downloadable content is also included.

Loads of terminology with was difficult.

Will listen again at some point.

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  • Katy Gonzalez
  • 05-16-22

Struggled to finish

I really struggled to finish this book. The author's voice was easy to listen to but the content was heavy going. All the talk about COMT gene and the other genes lost me completely as they didn't relate to me. If the words were more easily transferable and not soooo scientific I would have enjoyed this book much more.

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  • Customer99
  • 02-18-18

One of a kind!

I think Dr Lynch hit the jackpot with this book. I have listened to it 10+ times and still can’t get enough. It has opened my eyes to why I am the way I am and how I can work towards a healthier me. After doing the survey, I found most of my genes are dirty, which explained everything to me. Thank you Dr Lynch! You really will make a huge difference with this book.
I have listened to 40+ audiobooks on audible and this is the only one I actually wrote a review for. If you have health problems or just feel something is not right, this is the book for you.
Mohammad

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  • Lucy Gossner
  • 07-10-21

life changer

a fantastic book
really works through step by step and working out which genes may have SNPs and how to help support them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-22

Brilliant

Dr Ben Lynch is leading the way in attainable scientific Information for the layperson in the fields of Epigenetics and Healthcare. Follow him on Facebook for up to the minute Information

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-22

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  • Gill H
  • 10-24-20

Great book to learn about MTHFR and other genes

After hearing about MTHFR gene mutation I was intrigued due to my symptoms/health history so I got checked and confirmed MTHFR. Listening to this book has made made me realise there is so much more involved and its not just the one gene likely causing my problems. I’m looking forward to implementing what I have learnt and monitoring how my health changes. Thank you Dr Lynch for opening my eyes up

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-19-20

pulled all the pieces together

I have been researching and looking for answers to my health problems for a number of years. I have found many fantastic resources and a few wonderful practitioners who have helped me on my journey and finding this book was like striking gold. Dr Lynch pulls so many important pieces of the puzzle together and explains complex ideas in an easy to understand format. Can't recommend this book highly enough, especially if you have health issues and are struggling with the answers.

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  • Daniela
  • 07-27-20

Good book

good information although too repetitive and very technical but contains good info overall. Author knows a lot about the subject.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-29-20

Amazing, informative and revolutionary

The information is insanely good. I have gone through this a few times. The narration is also very good.

Let me address the enhancement issue that people talk about.

If health and learning is your priority, you won't mind having an enhancement to reference. If you can't follow because you're driving, then maybe it's not for you. I've listened to this book 3 times now while vacuuming, driving, showering (yes, I have a speaker in my shower), so I haven't seen the enhancement. Does it bother me? No. I will look at the enhancement soon enough.

If he was to read out everything that's in the enhancement, I'm sure there would be people who complain about that and wish there was an enhancement.

Enhancement aside, this book is magic.

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  • Crazy Horse
  • 02-04-20

Fantastic Read for optimal health

Have read this twice now. Worked through the PDF and can say it has impacted my life greatly. Highly recommend for those searching for better health.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-27-19

Awesome book!

Dr Ben Lynch has written a comprehensive thoughtful book that will certainly help you to get healthier and enrich your life through his clean genes protocol.

His book makes it easy to understand your biological processes and how to put these solid strategies into practice in your daily life and achieve a level of health you may not have thought possible.

Thank you Dr Lynch!

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