What is Epigenetics?
Monday, May 06, 2013
I have gotten to the point where I truly believe this...
I only wish I had learned this earlier in life.
Even moderate amounts of processed foods seem to sabotage my efforts and undo my progress.
My Doctor neighbor was telling me about his transitioning into the field of alternative medicine. He is working with a specialist in that field and they can actually see the affects of a proper diet from the cellular level.
I'm learning about EPIGENETICS
It's the development and maintenance of a person's health as orchestrated by a set of chemical reactions that switch parts of the genome off and on at strategic times and locations. Our cells dynamically respond to the environment.
Stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression.
NUTRITION AND THE EPIGENOME
I was watching Dr. Terry Wahls, MD
Food As Medicine: Brain Health, part 2 (10 min)
on a lecture on what foods to eat to be healthy.
"THE FOODS THAT YOU EAT AND THE TOXINS YOU ARE
EXPOSED TO WILL TURN YOUR GENES ON AND OFF. "