Hello home to 20,500 genes,
When I walked out of my doctor's office in 2007 with 7 prescriptions to address all of my digestive, skin, and anxiety issues, I truly thought that that was my fate.
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Every elder in my life was on some kind of prescription or 5 to "fix" some ailment or symptom they were struggling with.
The deep rooted belief that there was a "pill for every ill", ran deep in my family, and still does.
I deeply believed that this was just how it was and that I would be on prescriptions for the rest of my life.
I mean every older person I knew all had one or many kinds of health issues.
Obesity, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc., etc., etc.
In my reality it was normal to be unhealthy and on prescriptions.
Shortly after that day and the devastating story that I believed that I too would be on some sort of pill for the rest of my life, something in me knew better.
Something in me knew there had to be a better way.
Call it a gut instinct or Spirit guiding me towards my life purpose, it was a deep message that I felt called to listen to.
I was already obsessed with health, mainly due to vanity and to control my body which I picked apart daily.
Deeply I believed that pills weren't the answer for me. I just didn't know what was.
All I knew is that I didn't want to end up like the generation ahead of me, sick and suffering.
Little did I know that I would embark upon the most transformational journey of my lifetime... and I'm still on it.
Fast forward 4 years, I heard about some ground-breaking science that felt like truth to my core.
I was watching a documentary on Gaia, my favorite conscious-streaming channel.
It had a phenomenal doctor, scientist, and stem cell biologist, Bruce Lipton, who through his work in quantum physics discovered, or rediscovered, that the environment of cells controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell.
Now why is that so important?
BECAUSE old-school medicine always told us that it was our GENES that controlled our cells and that was our fate. Period.
Like the majority of humanity, I believed that I would end up like all my elders, even though I really didn't want to, and fall victim to my genetics. End of story.
This updated and blossoming science was so intriguing that it completely smashed the outdated myth, and instead offered me a strong sense of control over my fate, rather than laying down and assuming that I'm are already fucked.
Simply put genetics is about which genes you were born with and epigenetics is about which of those genes get expressed and why.
Unlike genetic changes, epigenetic changes are reversible.
They do not change your DNA sequence, but they can change how your body reads a DNA sequence.
Essentially, epigenetic changes can turn your genes “on” and “off.”
In fact, it's our lifestyle and environment that effect the way our genes work.
It's our lifestyle and environment that tell the genes to turn on or turn off.
Now if you really think about it, we can see how this "it's all in your genes" theory took such deep roots in science and the medical community.
Parents with diabetes usually had kids with diabetes.
Parents who were obese usually had kids who were obese.
This would lead many of us to believe that it's all because of genetics.
So simple right?
So if we play with and open to the science of epigenetics, then why do so many children of sick parents end up sick like their parents?
Well, it's an obvious answer, children are almost always exposed to the same lifestyle and environment as their parents.
Yes, genes are passed on from one generation to the next, yet whether those genes get expressed or not, completely depends on what outside influences each of us have.
ALSO, the power of our belief!
If we believe that we too will end up like our parents, then we are creating that reality.
Why I love this science so much is that we can now stop being victims to our genes and take control of the lifestyle and environment we choose to create, so that we don't become like those ahead of us who were misguided and lied to from a industry that profits off the sickness.
My hope is that this information will free you from the "it's all in your genes" myth and empower you to take control of your health, regardless of your family's "health history".
The truth is genetics have been found to account for only about 10% of diseases, and the remaining causes appear to be from environmental causes, or epigenetics.
SO you are in control of 90% of your gene expression!
How amazing is that!
Now go out and own your health!
You don't have to end up like you elders!
Create a clean slate and begin minding to your lifestyle and environment to cultivate the health and wellness you so divinely deserve!
In love of epigenetics,
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