Your DNA Is Not Your Destiny
The genetic genie is out of the bottle, with more than 26 million people completing at-home ancestry tests in 2018, according to MIT’s Technology Review. While many people still use the data to establish their ancestry, the greater opportunity is achieved through a deep dive into the data to evaluate health risks and capture a comprehensive genetic snapshot.
Knowing your genetic predisposition isn’t the end of your health story – it’s just the beginning, as this readily available genetic testing is setting healthcare on a trajectory to change how we practice medicine.
Dr. Lizette Lourens believes your genes don’t necessarily dictate your future – yet the future of your health includes genetics.
Join Dr. Lourens as she explores what genetics, inflammation and hormones have in common, how genetic testing reveals SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), establishing the root cause of chronic disease and how evaluating genetics can be used to customize protocols to develop biochemistry and lifestyle medicine interventions to help prevent dementia and other chronic diseases.
Dr. Elizabeth (Lizette) Lourens is medical director and owner of Age Management Institute, a health and wellness facility with locations in Calgary and Canmore, Alberta. She divides her time between the two locations, providing cosmetic medical aesthetic treatments, advanced facial rejuvenation, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, brain health interventions and integrated wellness programs.
A licensed and experienced physician in the field of conventional medicine, Dr. Lizette spent many years working in emergency medicine, maternity, general practice and anaesthesia before developing a keen interest in functional medicine.
Dr. Lizette has dedicated more than 10 years of additional study and practice to develop her expertise in anti-aging medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), cosmetic enhancement treatments and brain health. She embraces the merging of traditional and integrative medical approaches as well as the advances in artificial intelligence to guide her patients on their path to healthy aging. “To understand the hormonal symphony of women and men, one must address nutrition, the thyroid, adrenals and create balance within the body to optimize health.”
Dr. Lourens is licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, a member of the Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) and holds a specialist qualification of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP). She finished a Diploma in Anesthesia of the College of Anesthetists in South Africa(DA(SA)). She completed the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM). She graduated from the Medical School in Medicine and Surgery of the University of the Orange Free State (MB.ChB.) in South Africa.