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Kindle Version of My Book on Sale!

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Many of you have asked about the book behind this BLOG. It can be gotten for $3.03 on Amazon.

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If you haven’t read it yet, Do so now! Get the history behind epigenetics and its influence on our health. The back of the book contains hundreds of references. Do your own research. Americans are getting sicker by the day. Modern medicine doesn’t have the answers obviously. Only you can change your health and your families. This book arms you with information that enables you to research and determine what changes are correct in your life and diet.

So What is Epigenetics Anyway – Part 5?

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Epigenetics is the basis of who we are. It plays the human symphony on our genes. In addition it makes each of us unique. It is what causes both health and sickness depending on the environment it is playing in. In my book, “Food for Thought – An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness”, I discuss the various things that affect our epigenetics:

  1. Exercise
  2. Stress
  3. Diet
  4. How we think (positive or negative)
  5. What we believe

The book is available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com as hard cover, paper back or eBook. Each of us should make an effort to exercise more . Walking is a great exercise. It does;t have to be super hard exercise to benefit you. Lower the stress in our lives by not worrying about the things we can’t change and changing what we can. We all need to change our diet. SAD (Standard American Diet) is NOT working. We eat too many fatty, fried and sugary and salty foods. Be determined to eat more vegetables. Cut back on animal protein consumption (eggs, meat, milk and cheese). Eat less salt and sugar (substitute fruit instead). Train yourself to be a positive thinker. Surround yourself with other positive thinkers. Believe in yourself. YOU CAN DO IT! YOU MUST DO IT, if you want to remain healthy. Stop reading about it, stop thinking about it and DO IT! It’s your life and only you are responsible for it.

 

So What is Epigenetics anyway – Part 1?

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This is a summary from my book, “Food for Thought, An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness”. Epigenetics is a real programming system in our bodies! In fact it is in each cell as part of its machinery. We used to think that DNA was everything. It would explain life. But it is just the raw codes in the machinery. It is like the Intel instruction set in a PC or the hard-wired keys of a piano. They can be changed but usually are not. Epigenetics is the same as software on a computer or the pianist playing the piano. Scientist first thought about a puzzle, Why were chimps 98% the same DNA as us but so different. It turns out that although the DNA is very similar, the epigenetics is different. A chimps epigenetics plays the DNA to make a chimp and ours plays our DNA to make a human. This is similar to a pianist can play Jazz, Rock or Classical on the same the piano. The programming of the piano creates vastly different outcomes.

Tomorrow we will do Part 2 of this series and look at what epigenetics does in our bodies and what changes it.

 

Food For Thought

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My book, Food for Thought, takes you through an introduction to epigenetics and genetics. How we evolved these systems and how our environment affects epigenetics. By environment, I mean the food we eat, what we breathe, how we think and what we believe in. Most of us know if we smoke we have a high probability of getting lung cancer. Most of us also know if we are exposed to radiation we can also develop cancer. But few people realize how important the food we eat is. We think more about the fuel we put in our cars than what we put into our bodies.  Food breaks down into energy, sugars (which set off many different epigenetic reactions), nutrients needed by the cell and minerals needed. If we are not getting the proper amounts of these, our cells can not function properly.

How we think and what we believe also affects who we are. We have all heard stories of a person on deaths bed, the doctors can do nothing to help. Then they suddenly are cured completely. Our minds are very powerful instruments. If you think positive and feel you are healthy, happy and well, you will be. If you, on the other hand, feel you will get a disease and die. You most likely will. What do you eat? how do you think and What do you believe? These may be the three most important questions you can ask yourself.

Eat healthy, think positive and believe in yourself. My book today (eBook) is for sale on Barns and Noble for $8.49 and Amazon for $3.03. Search for “Febish”.

 

Why do we have Junk Food?

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Junk food is one of the most profitable businesses around! Dr Greger, in his video below, says Coca Cola is as profitable as tobacco. Unhealthy food is profitable. First you pay when you buy this food so a company can turn over insane profit margins and then you pay again as you get sick for your health care. We are all paying too much for healthy care because many of our Americans are eating way too much junk food. These companies know how to use sugar and other chemicals to addict you to their products. I believe in the American system of making money but when companies make excessive profits at the cost of American health, it is not OK! Our government looks the other way because of lobbies. Only you can change this situation. Just stop buying unhealthy foods! Watch your family get healthier and watch your savings go up.

As if this is not enough, we are subsidizing these industries with our tax dollars. Our government subsidizes companies in the production of animal products and sugar production. Both of these have changed our diets since World War II. Both sugar and animal protein are linked to many diseases including cancer and heart disease. Why do we do it? Getting sick fuels the other hugh money making industry, the drug industry.

 

Weeding Out the Gene Pool!

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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!

Why do we Age?

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Dr. Greger has an excellent video on why we age!  A weird bacteria was found on Easter Island that actually can slow down the process of aging.  This is not science fiction but science fact. How does this work? The enzyme iN this bacteria is called TOR. Dr Greger defines the aging process similar to a speeding car. As we enter mature adulthood our cells are still going at top speed. They should be slowing down since we are aging. Why do they still speed along? Because they never needed to slow down! We never lived long enough in the wild for it to matter.

Modern medicine has increased age slightly but at the expense of illness and disease. In my opinion it is not the age we can obtain that is really important but the quality of life during the last 15-20 years of our life. We should age comfortably and happily not worrying about disease and illness. What do you think?

 

How Incredible Our Bodies Are!

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Friday, I posted a very important video from Dr. Lipton on how our cells are intelligent. They communicate with each other, reproduce, respond to stimuli, take in nutrients and get rid of waste. He discussed the fact that the nucleus with our DNA was NOT the brain of the cell but a database of blueprints to build things needed by the cells. The brain was external to the cell, the environment. It stimulates our cells in good and bad ways. Nutrients cause the cells to move toward the nutrients while toxins cause the cell to move away. Genes are turned ON/OFF by different stimuli from the environment. Cancer genes gets turned ON (epigenetics) because of things in our environment like poor diet & exercise, toxins and negative thinking. We are creatures made up of all the living cells in our bodies. They are trying to react to the various stimuli in our environment. Sometimes this causes a break down in control; resulting in disease. Sometimes our bodies overcome negativity and take in positive thinking and good nutrients and survives disease free.

We are amazing creatures designed to evolve with our planet. We are changing all the time but it takes time for the cells to catch up to major environmental changes. In the last few hundred years we have increased toxins, poor nutrients, introduction of toxins in our food supply and stress in our lives. All of this is overwhelming our cells. This causes diseases like cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, COPD and many other chronic diseases. Many times these diseases lead to premature death.

You can reverse this by changing your lifestyle! Eat better (non processed whole organic foods and less animal products), exercise more, think more positive and lower the stress on yourself. For more information see my book “Food for Thought”!

Death is Nuts!

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Can something as simple as nuts help prolong death? Dr Greger says YES! Nuts have always been considered healthy. A study done at Harvard says nuts lowered cancer and heart disease. But nuts are fattening aren’t they? It turns out nuts do NOT increase body weight. Are nuts part of your diet? If not start eating them. If you are eating them, KEEP IT UP! it appears the benefits will pass when you stop eating nuts. Isn’t it better to take some nuts, vegetables & fruits instead of a handful of artificial drugs?

 

Easy Cancer Prevention

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First I am back! We moved and I have been spending all my time packing and unpacking but its over and I am back to my BLOGs!

Cancer is a concern to all of us. In my BLOG and book, I focus on foods that prevent cancer and can even cure it if you already have it. Spices have been used as remedies for ages. Some spices have near miraculous healing powers. Tumeric used in many Indian dishes is one such spice. It comes from Curcumin. Dr Greger says, Curcumin has the ability to stop cancer at all of its stages (transformation, tumor formation, proliferation, tumor growth, invasion and metastasis). He also says this spice can help even before carcinogens get to our cells.

My belief is nature is very complex and has evolved plants and animals in parallel. All animal based life require nutrients and antioxidants from the plant world. Plants seem to have great abilities to help us prevent diseases and cure them if we do get sick. We really do need to eat more vegetables & fruits. Many people say they don’t like the taste but it is usually how they are cooked. Try experimenting with different types and cook them only slightly. This give a nice crunch to your vegetables. After eating more your taste buds will adjust and enjoy them more and more.

Eating well makes us more energetic, we enjoy better sex, we are healthier, slim us down and sleep better. Isn’t that worth a revisit to plants?

 

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