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STOP, READ, INVESTIGATE and CHANGE – Your life depends on it!

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When smoking was such a problem, we educated people on the bad effects of smoking. After massive education, people stopped smoking and health improved. unfortunately the young are back to smoking. We need the same type of massive education about diet and it’s impact on our health. For me it started with:

  1. The China Study by T. Colin CampbellThe ChinaStudy.com
  2. The Spectrum by Dean Ornish (Clinton’s White House dietician) – www.ornishspectrum.com
  3. The Biology of belief by Bruce Lipton – www.brucelipton.com
  4. Randy Jirtle, Duke University – www.randyjirtle.com/
  5. Food as Medicine by Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD – www.drdharma.com
  6. Dr Greger, MD – www.drgreger.org

The facts on diet and what we eat is out there and be studied. You may not want to hear about cutting back on animal products but it may save your life and your loved ones. One thing is for sure, if we keep going the way we have been eating a SAD (Standard American Diet) diet, we will end up with a chronic disease, in a hospital and a burden to our loved ones. STOP, READ the above sites, INVESTIGATE what’s out there, and CHANGE your lifestyle today!

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Unemployment hurts not only your wallet but your heart as well

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Web MD says, “Job loss may raise the risk of heart attack”. WE have spoken a lot about stress and how it can have negative epigenetic triggers that cause disease and death. Our modern world has many levels of stress we didn’t have years ago. Learn to relax and calm your stress it may save your life. This holiday season should be a joyous time NOT a stressful one.

Life Experiences leave an Imprint on our DNA

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Animation of the structure of a section of DNA...

Animation of the structure of a section of DNA. The bases lie horizontally between the two spiraling strands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Science Daily has an article on plant studies of how stress may be affecting our epigenetics. These studies suggest that areas of epigenetics that were previously believed to be static are in fact changing under stress. We are sure epigenetics is very complex. It seems to be a system that allows immediate short-term changes to our genetics to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Some of these changes work well while others cause illness and death. Genetics are long-term instructions that get mixed up when a sperm fertilizes an egg. These instructions are the basics needed to build all life on earth and react to changes in the environment. Life is different depending on how these genetics are “played”. Like piano music, the piano’s basic sounds (DNA) are stable but each song plays these basic sounds in different timing and ways. Each song is very different from each other. Epigenetics plays our genetics in different ways depending on our parents and grandparents epigenetics, our experiences in life, our diet, how we think, and our beliefs. We are well programmed but as they say in computers “Garbage In; Garbage Out!” What experiences and environmental factors are you taking in?

How can one twin get cancer while the other doesn’t

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Dr. at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neil Degrasse Tyson discusses work being done in the field of epigenetics. He likens epigenome to a second genome over and above our genes. This genome actually turns our genes on and off in different patterns based on the influences of our environment. He interviews Dr. Randy Jirtle of Duke University. The study collected Gene samples from 40 pairs of identical twins age 3 to 74. We know their genes were identical but what about their epi-genes? The study found that twins epi-genes were different but the differences increased with age. So even twins are not identical, their software or epigenetics differs based on how they think, what they eat, the stress in their lives and our environment.