Diet and Epigenetics
We are What we eat!
Does something as basic as eating cause epigenetic changes that can affect our health and well-being? The answer seems to be YES! Food provides us with the missing nine essential amino acids that our body cannot reproduce on its own. Eating also provides essential things such as fat, carbohydrates, minerals, etc. that our bodies also need.
We all eat for several reasons:
- We get hungry – hunger is a pain that gets stronger so it motivates us to eat
- We get pleasure from eating certain foods – Sometimes these pleasures are for nutritious foods and sometimes for non nutritious foods
Food provides basic proteins. All forms of life from plants to animals are made of protein. These proteins interface with the cells outer wall. The interaction causes epigenetic changes in the cell to turn ON or OFF certain genes in the nucleus of the cell. As Americans we are eating less plant-based foods. We are also consuming much less fresh natural foods. We are also getting sicker and as a nation are very unhappy. Is there a link between food and genetics? Scientists are beginning to believe so.
Dr Joel Fuhrman Talks about Vegan Diets to Cure Diseases
Dr Campbell, The China Study, speaks on Plant-Based Foods