Dr. Heidi Hook, N.D.
Auburn Naturopathic Medicine
Functional Genomics and Biohacking for Optimal Health
It is one thing to eat healthy, exercise, get enough sleep, and live a healthy lifestyle and reap the rewards by feeling good. And it is another thing to do all those things and still not feel good or end up with the same diseases that your parents had. Genetically speaking you are 1/2 your mom and 1/2 your dad and nothing can change that. Your genetics effect the enzymes that regulate your biochemistry by either up regulating them or down regulating them…making them run faster or slower. This is where things get really exciting because we know that we can’t change your genes , but if we know your genetic variations then we can change up to 70% of how they manifest by either giving the enzyme that your body is having a hard time making or giving the bi-product that the body if having a hard time making or support the pathways with nutrient cofactors and herbs to optimize the pathways. In this talk I will discuss this exploding field of functional genomics and why it is the future of medicine, how to test, and an overview of what can be done to feel optimal.
Born and raised in Auburn, California. Dr. Heidi Hook is a 1996 graduate of Bastyr University and is the owner of Auburn Naturopathic Medicine and has been practicing for over 25 years. Growing up with her dad as a local doctor inspired her to pursue medicine herself and become a naturopathic doctor. Personal illness with questions left unanswered by western medicine led her in the direction of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Heidi is passionate about helping people find their optimal health and that there are infinite possibilities on their path to healing. She has seen naturopathic medicine work in herself and her patients time and time again. She believes that the body, mind, and spirit want to heal and this inspires her to listen deeper to each person’s body, mind and spirit with her medical knowledge, experience and intuition to find the true path to each individuals needs.
Her practice focuses mainly on discovering the underlying causes of illness that is specific for each person…stress, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, genetic variances that impact biochemistry, toxin loads, heavy metals, and others than then ultimately manifest into disease and illness.
Dr. Heidi fills her free time with her husband and 2 beautiful daughters. Together they enjoy rock-climbing, horse back riding, surfing, gardening and just being together.