Cancer, Epigenetics, and Nutrigenomics – How Food Affects Your Cancer Genes – One of the causes of cancer is abnormal genes. Cancer causing genes are called oncogenes and genes that prevent cancer are called tumor suppressor genes. Cancers can occur when the normal genes are not functioning normally. Genes, as you know, are the blueprints to the body. They tell a cell what it will be and what it will do. We could not function if the process did not run well. There is a system in place that is designed to keep good genes running and suppress bad genes. This process is called epigenetics.

Food is so basic to our way of life! It appears it can also make us healthy or sick and maybe sad or happy. We are a community of living cells that communicate with each other to keep us healthy and happy. This communication is epigenetics. a complex form of turning switches (genes) OFF or ON. Think about all the interactions we have with our five senses, food, thought and beliefs. All of these interactions are affecting are epigenetics which in turn is switching ON or OFF our genes. Some of these changes are for good and some bad.