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My book, Food for Thought, explains how we have evolved into the creatures we are today. How our cells work together to form the human we are. It explains how epigenetics“fires” our DNA, turning genes ON or OFF. Sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes it is not. When it’s not a good thing, we get sick. epigenetics is a relatively new science. Every university is studying it now. The larger universities have epigenetic departments. What parts of our environment “fire” these genes is a major ongoing study. We know it is the food we eat, how we think and believe, the stress in our lives and exercise. Nutrigenomics is the study of which foods cause which epigenetic changes. This is an even newer science and still in its infancy.

The book is targeted to the average person on the street and is easy to read and understand. The book is available online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon in Hard and soft covers as well as eBook. Let me know what you think.

Food For Thought - An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness

Food For Thought – An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness

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What we believe is manufactured!

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We live in a society where we watch TV and commercials and begin to believe what we hear. It becomes a fact in our minds. Other people talk about it and it supports our beliefs. So much of what we believe is based on marketing not facts. Here are some:

  1. Protein equates to meat! Meat does have protein in it but so does every living organism including all fruits & vegetables. Everything living is made of cells. The cell walls and machinery is made of proteins.
  2. We need to eat a lot of protein to be healthy. This is false. We definitely need protein but a relatively small amount. Extra protein is toxic to our bodies and must be handled by kidneys and liver. This is why excess meat-eating causes cancers to these organs.
  3. Old age equates to illness. This is so false. Some countries (that eat much healthier than we do) live longer and healthier their whole lives. Illness is a failure of our basic systems nothing to do with age. We do slow down as we age and eventually will die but we can live health to the end.
  4. We are living longer these days. This we hear on TV all the time. Drug companies say it is because of modern medicine (drugs). It is not true. Statistics show the top age we obtain has not changed in thousands of years. The average age has gone up. This is because accidents, attacks by predators, etc has significantly decreased. Drugs may keep us alive a little longer but the quality of live is poor.
  5. The medical community and drug companies will help keep me alive longer. FALSE! if this were true why is 45% of Americans dying of disease? If you are concerned about your health … Change your diet, lower your stress, think positive and believe in yourself.

Live long and prosper …

Obesity and Dopamine Awards

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The more sugar we eat the more we need to get a dopamine response. This numbing effect causes us to want more and more sweets. Dr Greger says obesity might be a mental disorder. We keep eating sweets even though we know it’s bad for us. It turns out not only sweets are addictive but the whole class of fatty foods. Meats, cheese, milk, etc. The effect this has on our brain lowers other pleasures in life, like sex. If you want to live a better and happier life you need to got off your addictions!

Sweetness from natural fruits is different! Nature packs its sweetness into fiber causing the sugars to be released over time like a time capsule. This prevents spiking and the negativity associated with sugar. Learn to enjoy the natural sweetness of fruits.

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Joel Fuhrman’s Call To Action – Eating Healthy Foods

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Dr. Joel Fuhrman (Photo credit: bamalibrarylady)

“More than 90 percent of my Type II diabetics are able to discontinue their insulin within the first month. More than 80 percent of my chronic headache and migraine sufferers recover without medication, after years of looking for relief with various physicians, including headache specialists.” – Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Yesterday I showed a video of Dr. Fuhrman about health. Today read his words on how you can help improve your health. He has seen results in his medical career. You too can be healthy. The news media wants us to believe we need drugs and we get sick when we get old. This is not true. We get sick because we take too many drugs and because we are eating the wrong foods.

More on Why we Sleep

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brains! (Photo credit: cloois)

The study we spoke about yesterday suggests our brain cells reduce in size as we sleep. This allows brain fluids to flush away toxins from the brain. If our brains didn’t do this, we would be at risk of serious brain disease and death from the toxins. Our body is truly amazing in its ability to deal with its environment and develop controls to find what it needs to survive and avoid what is dangerous. We think opt the human brain as amazing but I think epigenetics or the programming of our DNA is amazing. Think of the intelligence built into it. It made each of us, it distinguishes between the various cell types in our body. It formed our brains so we could think. If we take a global view from 10,000 feet we see that our bodies and its epigenetics & DNA are a very sophisticated machine for interfacing with the environment. To what purpose? The purpose is to preserve and pass on our DNA & Epigenetics. These are forever changing from the earliest forms of life up to humans.

Why You Should Read my BLOG

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Health information is confusing at best. We read about studies that say something is bad for you then another study says it’s good for you. People get frustrated and eat what they want. This is what large groups like the Meat packers, Diary Industry, etc want. Always remember corporations are making big money from meat, dairy products and sugar. They are protecting their industries by finding studies that support their products as good for you.

Doctors are not dietitians. At most they take one elementary class and it’s on baby diets. Their normal classes are from books paid for by big drug companies. Instead of learning the cause of illnesses, they learn how to identify a symptom and then prescribe a drug. No one is looking for cures! If we were to cure heart disease, cancer or even any of the dementia’s the drug companies would lose billions. Health is BIG BUSINESS in America!

Some rules to govern your life and your health:

  1. Understand big business’ influence on you
  2. Understand that TV commercials are powerful and influence you to buy. Watch a drug commercial. As they are talking about serious side effects including death, they are showing a loving couple or parents with kids living a happy life. This subliminal message causes you to want this solution.
  3. Understand that doctors will not have cures but drugs for you to take. They are NOT evil, they just don’t understand. You don’t have to take drugs for all problems.
  4. Do your own research on side effects of drugs, way it against health and life.
  5. Do research on what a proper diet, positive thinking and lowered stress can do for your health. This BLOG is dedicated to bringing this information to you.
  6. Understand that you are NOT controlled by your DNA. You can change bad effects via epigenetics through changes to diet, thinking and stress.
  7. Health is a matter of your choice! Choose wisely. You can be healthy or sick, it’s up to you.

You should NOT do what I write about because I write about it. I am only bringing messages from scientific groups and informed doctors to you. I bring it to you in my book and this BLOG. An eBook version of my book is about $3 and this BLOG is free. Read it, think about it and do your own research. Then make an informed decision. What is at stake is your family’s health and happiness as well as your own.

Epigenetics Part 3

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Food For Thought - An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness

Food For Thought – An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness

We have talked about the work of Bruce Lipton in this BLOG.  Bruce is studying and showing a much different view of how our bodies work, the spiritual side. He explains how we can change our genes and therefore our health by our diets, beliefs and thinking. We are made of matter but matter is made of energy so we are creatures made of energy vibrations. Are we creating our own extinction? Watch this video! My book, Food for Thought, covers a lot of his work. My book is available from Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com in all formats.

Epigenetics Part 2 – Nature vs. Nurture

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Stem cell diagram illustrates a human fetus st...

Stem cell diagram illustrates a human fetus stem cell and possible uses on the circulatory, nervous, and immune systems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is part 2 on what is epigenetics. All our stem cells have exactly the same DNA but as epigenetics “expresses” certain genes they become unique and very different cell types. Like muscle, heart, skin, etc. Each stem cell becomes one type of cell in our bodies. Once it is transformed it and all its descendants remain that cell type.

Nature is our DNA and what is hard programmed into us but Nurture is that part of epigenetics that is changeable by what we eat, how we think, what we believe and how much stress we have in our lives. I use the example of a computer a lot in my BLOGs but a piano is a great example as well. The keys are our DNA (hard-wired for a sound) but the pianist “plays” the piano by hitting (expressing a key and a sound) and the order that keys are played. This gives us the infinite different types of piano music we have.

 

The Amazing Human Computer

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Epigenetics

Epigenetics (Photo credit: AJC1)

Our bodies and our DNA is very much like a modern computer. I have said on this BLOG before that our DNA is like the instruction set of a computer (the hardware) and our epigenetics is like the software. Epigenetics “Plays” DNA to accomplish things more sophisticated than the DNA itself. Computer software “Plays” the hardware to accomplish things more sophisticated than the hardware. The analogy goes even farther. Computers using both software and hardware do interesting and useful things but can not do much without influence from its environment (data). A banking program needs a database to get at customer information, to change account balances, etc. It also has a user interface that lets a human control it. These external influences cause it to execute a series of tasks that become useful to us or a company.

The bodies DNA and epigenetics is similar. On its own it doesn’t do much but under the influences of its environment (data) it can do unbelievable things. Our environment is our food (nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fat), our positive or negative thinking (placebo or nocebo) and our belief’s (What we truly believe can happen). These external influences are data input to our cells. The cells then turn genes (DNA strings) ON or OFF via epigenetics. THis causes the cell to do what it needs to do (make another cell, produce more blood, create hormones, etc.). It also allows cells to communicate within themselves as well as to other cells in our body. This network and the programming is very sophisticated. Stress also affects our epigenetics. Living a stress free life is difficult in modern times but is important to health and happiness.

It is the sophistication that makes us different from the chimps. They have almost the same DNA as us but much different epigenetics. The programming makes the animal! Just like a simple program that adds two numbers uses the same instruction set (DNA) as a sophisticated video program but they produce very different results.

We are what we eat, how we think, what we believe and how much stress we have in our lives! Living this way produces a human that is happy and healthy. Living the opposite way produces one that is unhappy and sick.  Your choice!

 

The Island Where People Forget to Die

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Evdilos harbor

Evdilos harbor (Photo credit: Lauren Carpe Diem)

The October 28, 2012, Sunday New York Times ran an article called “The Island Where People Forget to Die”. A man diagnosed here with cancer decided to move back to his parents house near Evdilos Greece. He had lung cancer an the American doctors gave him 9 months to live. He started to eat the local foods (mostly vegetables) and wine. Then something strange started to happen. He woke up when he felt like it and was enjoying what was left of his life. He did not die. He built a vineyard and was cancer free without drugs or chemo.

People on this small Island live very long and healthy lives. They work into old age. They eat fresh grown vegetables and the local produced wines. Food is grown without pesticides and seems to give them longevity. What we eat is so important.

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