January 6, 2015
diet, Drugs, Epigenetics, Health, My Book, Nutrients, Nutrigenomics
Conditions and Diseases, Diet, DNA methylation, Eating, epigenetic, epigenome, food, Nutrigenomics, Plant Based Foods, well being
Many of you have asked about the book behind this BLOG. It can be gotten for $3.03 on Amazon.
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.
July 10, 2014
Biology, Cell (biology), DNA, DNA methylation, epigenetic, Epigenetics, epigenome
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.
April 7, 2014
diet, Epigenetics, Health
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, epigenome, Gene, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, well being
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?