Our diet and our levels of stress can cause epigenetic reactions. Our bodies are a multitude of living organized and intelligent cells working together and communicating with each other to determine what is best for the organism and the continuance of the DNA code.

 “And we have made of ourselves living cesspools, and driven doctors to invent names for our disease” –Plato

Early man to present man didn’t change much from a DNA point of view and even the epigenetics would be similar until very recent times. What changed all of a sudden and had a profound impact on our lives? Food! We started to mass produce it and reduce its nutritional value to basically nothing. Processed
white bread, cookies, candies, cakes, etc are all relatively modern additions to our diets as is fried foods. Most modern people eat only three meals which are way too large and the body gets too much extra calories. Many modern people will skip a meal or two thinking it will make up for last night’s big dinner. Since we are eating one, two or three big meals instead of 5 or 6 small ones, the “Starvation Mode” mechanism cuts in and causes the extra calories (and there are a lot of them) to be stored as fat.

The “Starvation Mode” mechanism served early man well. If they were near a food supply, they ate often turning off the mechanism. If they were wandering and had little or no food, it turned on preserving fat as fuel for later use.