Matt Dawson is a father of four and a doctor who wants to be a farmer “when he grows up.” He’s also the founder and CEO of a genomics-based personalized medicine company called Wild Health. We’re here to talk about the paradox of how medicine is often 20 years behind the current science, yet often ignores age-old wisdom that could be valuable.
Matt offers ways to bridge that gap based on the really surprising research around genetics and mindfulness, which is increasing all the time. I hope you’ll find this a very practical, fascinating interview. Let’s jump in!
Episode Highlights With Matt Dawson
- The importance of nature exposure for health
- Why the practice of medicine is often 20 years behind the science
- Why your DNA is not your destiny
- A reason to eat sardines every day 🙂
- The two things that make the biggest difference in health (and they’re both free)
- Surprising research around genetics and mindfulness (and the astounding amount of data about mindfulness and health)
- The importance of sun exposure (and why sun exposure is more important than avoiding the sun)
- How his patients see a 15% increase in HRV
- And more!
Resources We Mention
More From Wellness Mama
- 468: Daniel Vitalis on Human Domestication and Our Diminishing Relationship to Nature
- 373: Why Sunlight Is As Important As Nutrition and Exercise for Health & Lifespan With Ari Whitten
- 429: How Light Can Heal (or Damage) Your Health & Hormones With Andy Mant
- 392: Understanding Genetics vs Epigenetics: How Genes Work Like Dominos and What Yours Are Telling You With Dr. Lynch of StrateGene
- 149: Saunacast: Genetics, Personalized Medicine & Random Health Experiments
- Benefits of Safe Sun Exposure for Reduced Cancer Risk (& Vitamin D)
- 8 Benefits of Sardines (& How to Make Them Taste Great)
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