Grace Ault, PhD [about epigenetics’ role beyond treatment] – Since methylation running amok can be reversed; epigenetics might allow doctors to deactivate the seeds of cancer before actual growth. “One thing that’s known is that diet, exposure to pollutants, or drugs—those things can actually change the methylation patterns of DNA,” says Ault. Even the amount of exercise a person gets can change a cell’s epigenetics. Everything we do or don’t do programs who and what we are. Our bodies through epigenetics try to react to diet, environment and our frame of mind. These reactions were intended to evolve us into better creatures able to adapt to whatever world we found ourselves in. Our modern world is changing everything way too fast. This causes epigenetics to sometimes react in ways that are not beneficial to us. Does this programming realize that we are headed down a slippery slope? Does it realize we are doomed so it weeds us out of the “bad” gene pool? Maybe disease is nature’s way of keeping the flower bed free of weeds!

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