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I have written a book on epigenetics and how everyday items like diet, positive/negative thinking, beliefs, environment and attitude can affect our health and well-being. It is called Food for Thought – An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness. It appears that we are NOT hard-wired by our DNA but have a “software” like system above the hardware called epigenetics. Epigenetics “expresses” or turns ON our genes. It can also block or turn OFF certain genes. The effect of these changes can be health or sickness.

My background is Physics and Math in college. I then spent most of my career in the computer business. I have a strong scientific and computer background. I was a public speaker for Microsoft as a Regional Director in charge of New York City. This allowed me to speak to as many as 2,000 participants at a conference on the latest and greatest in computing. I see epigenetics more from a computer point of view than do most scientists. This is an advantage given the current understanding of this subject.

I have always had a healthy interest in why things happen and what influences them. Biology of the body and DNA always was an interest to me. I became fascinated by the fact that this DNA somehow made each of us and created our intelligent brains. Scientists began to determine that there just wasn’t enough DNA to do the job. I began to see it like a computer. Computers have a relatively few  simple instructions that when arranged in different orders produce all the programs in the world. They range from Windows to word processors to spreadsheets to digital programs to corporate programs and on and on.

What in our bodies was like software sitting on top of the hardware instructions? This fascinated me for years. Then I read an article about epigenetics and it became clear that epigenetics sits on top of DNA like software sits on top of hardware. It was the missing link that allows simple instructions to be arranged in infinite ways to creat complex outcomes. I began to read everything I could on epigenetics and a hundred plus books later and some online doctorial courses later, I have some knowledge of this subject.

We are about to enter a new age of better understanding how our bodies work. We will also gain knowledge on what affects our bodies both in good and bad ways. The field of epigenetics coupled with nutrigenomics has promising potential to link diet to illnesses. It will be a long hard up hill road but the results will be well worth the wait.

Gene Diagram

I would love your comments, ideas and thoughts on this subject. Biologists and epigenetists please comment on the technology and science of epigenetics.

George J. Febish

georgefebish@yahoo.com

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 2010 in review « The Epigenetics Project Blog
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 12:34:17

  2. therapybook
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 06:46:04

    George, thank for agreeing to us linking to your blog.

    The article above is a very good explanation for the layman about the importance of epigenetics to health. I wonder if you would allow me to use it on The Therapy Book blog?

    Best wishes

    John

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  3. Georgiana Battochio
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 16:02:16

    hi thanks for this wonder filled site,
    do you have a way of contacting Dr Brenner for an appointment ,
    much appreciate your assistance
    thanks
    Blessings
    G

    Reply

    • georgefebish
      Aug 21, 2012 @ 07:11:49

      I am not a Leo to make appointments for you but search the web for him and email or call him. Let me know how it went.

      Reply

  4. Donna
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 00:32:28

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Yeay you! The award is on my blog: http://bodyprinciple.wordpress.com

    Reply

    • georgefebish
      Mar 10, 2013 @ 08:39:24

      Thank you! I hope you continue to enjoy my BLOG.

      Reply

  5. Paul Schattauer, M.D.
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 18:58:35

    I just ordered your book. I am a family doctor in Oak Park, Il. http://www.thegreenmedicalpractice.com Thank you for collating a lot of information that I will be able to use in my practice. Hopefully I’ll get it in time to share at my MeetUp event “Harnessing the Healing Power of the Mind and Science Behind It.” http://www.meetup.com/Health-Empowerment-Group-of-Oak-Park/events/106716462/ Hope to meet you someday…

    Reply

    • georgefebish
      Mar 15, 2013 @ 06:50:34

      Thanks Paul, let me know how you like the book.

      Reply

  6. yakkafit
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:21:37

    Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Don’t feel obligated, I just wanted you to know that I love staying up with your blog! I have been fascinated with nutrition, genetics, and biology in school and your blog has great information. Here is the link to my post if you feel like checking it out 🙂

    http://yakkafit.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/the-liebster-award/

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    • georgefebish
      Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:47:54

      Thanks and thanks for reading the BLOG. I will check out your BLOG

      Reply

  7. mirrorgirl
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 16:23:44

    What you write about, is really important. It is scary when money can make profit the only result worth living for, thereby creating a society nobody really wants. We are social beings, and most of us would like to do something for the world if we had a chance. Your blog is essential for healthy critical thoughts, and I was wondering: Would you be interested in reblogging some of your posts on http://forfreepsychology.com ? This is exactly the type of information I feel must get out there!

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    • georgefebish
      Aug 08, 2013 @ 16:31:49

      Thank you for your kind comment. You can re-blog it if you wish. I would like to get as many people as possible thinking about their health.

      Reply

  8. Fred
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 19:30:32

    Hey George I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, check it out here
    http://lifehardcore.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/versatile-blog-award/

    Reply

  9. VisitSiena
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 09:55:05

    Thank you for following my blog! Happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have 🙂 for sure will be back here ! have a nice day 🙂

    Reply

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