Season 1: Episode 14- The importance of social connection

Season #1 Episode #14

Hello, and welcome back to another episode of "Thriving While Golden". This is a podcast designed especially for today's 21st Century Black Woman -fifty and wiser who is seeking ways to enhance her health and wellbeing so that she can thrive well into her golden years.

Our relationships are an integral part of who we are. Who and how we choose to associate with molds us in different ways. In fact all the way down to the cellular level.  Well, sociogenomics is the study of how our environment and social interactions affect our genes. 

In this episode, I cover how and why our genes can get switched on and off by cellular signals they receive from our relationships or lack thereof and also how the environment around us can affect our overall health and wellbeing.  


Sociogenomics in the 21st Century: An Introduction to the History and Potential of Genetically-informed Social Science

Sociogenomics: social life in molecular terms