The Genie in Your Genes
Most of us have been taught that our genes are unchangeable. We are ‘stuck’ with who we are, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Science is now proving this wrong.
A new field of genetic study called Epi-genetics shows how you can improve or damage your genetics. In fact, you are changing your genetics every second by the lifestyle choices you make: the foods you eat, the air you breathe, your beliefs thoughts and feelings.
The epigenetic changes you make can even be passed down for many generations. Each of us has far greater responsibility for the health of our children than we ever imagined! Here’s how it works: As you age, your genome does not change but your epigenome changes dramatically. These epigenetic changes lead to the reactivation or deactivation of desirable genes and reactivation or deactivation of undesirable ones.
Through your lifestyle choices you determine whether or not you develop disease. Sustained negative thoughts and feelings, a poor diet and stressful lifestyle can eventually lead to an imbalance in the five main causes of aging and degeneration: Free Radicals,Methylation, Inflammation, Glycation, and DNA Repair.
For example, Methylation-gone-wrong is now suspected in autism, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Excessive inflammation leads to a host of complications from heart disease, dementia and arthritis to diabetes. Epigenetic therapy, which is essentially the curing of disease by epigenetic manipulation, involves changing the instructions to your cells: reactivating desirable genes and deactivating undesirable ones.
So you aren’t doomed by bad genes! You can instruct your cells to behave healthily, naturally! Here’s how:
Mind Over Matter
Your mind has the power to create or cure disease. In his book “The Genie in Your Genes” Dawson Church shows how beliefs, thoughts and emotions trigger the expression of specific DNA strands called Early Genes or IEGs. These Early Genes turn on other genes which affect our immune system, such as the production of white blood cells that destroy attacking bacteria and viruses.
Certain foods are now known to activate tumour suppressor genes. These include sulforaphane in broccoli, indole-3-carbinol in cruciferous vegetables, and organosulfur compounds in vegetables like garlic and onions. Healthy Foods for your DNA include organic greens veggies, fruits, whole grains, legumes, unsaturated fats, simple carbs, and proteins.
Supplements which have the ingredients and delivery system to address cellular and genetic imbalances including the 5 main causes of aging and degeneration mentioned above, are also critical. Our Total Balance range contains the highest quality ingredients – 85 + nutrients - to address these 5 key causes. Specific nutrients can also be found in our other supplements which focus on, for example, inflammation or methylation.
An excellent inflammation busting trio is our Total Balance range + Omega 3 fish oil + Green Lipped Mussel Powder...while our 4 Neuro Natural options focus especially on preventing the ravages of excessive methylation through three groups of compounds: the B Vitamins, B6, B12 and folic acid, Tri-Methyl-Glycine TMG, (Betaine), and SAMe.
By choosing a lifestyle that activates desirable genes, watch how the genie in your genes brings you health and wellbeing!