What is Epigenetics?

Believe it or not, your genes do not necessarily determine your destiny.

While you cannot change the color of your eyes or hair, or the length of your legs,  there are many genes whose expression you can change - those that affect your health.

If you imagine a room full of people where some of them are complaining because they're hungry; by giving them food you can make them sit down and shut up.  It's the same with certain genes  - you can make them sit down and shut up, or wake up and start singing.

Epigenetic changes are brought about using diet and lifestyle changes.  

Giving your body the nutrients it's lacking, limiting the nutrients it's got too much of, eliminating toxins that prevent proper gene expression, getting enough sleep, and providing the correct type and amount of exercise will force your genes to "behave".

If you have been living a 'conventional' life - making these changes may be difficult at first.  But as you see changes in the way you look and feel you will be motivated to continue.

Unfortunately, the only way to determine whether you have any genes that need modulating is to have your genome decoded (using 23-and-me.com and Ancestry.com), and then have the results analyzed by a qualified practitioner.

The best software to analyze your genome is Opus 23You can find a local practitioner HERE.  The best one in New England is Dr. Robert Brody.  He's reasonably priced and he takes insurance. 

I am currently working with Dr Brody to reduce the likelihood that I will suffer the same cognitive decline that afflicted my mother and grandmother.  Friends are working with him to mitigate the effects of Lyme disease.  The sooner you address your genetic destiny, the better you'll feel, and the longer you'll live without disease.

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