Are you familiar with the scientific term – Epigenetics?
If not, it’s crucial you read on because it’s implications will change your decisions today!
Epigenetics, as a simplified definition, is the study of biological mechanisms that will switch genes on and off.
Here are a few important points about epigenetics:
• Epigenetics Controls Genes. Certain circumstances in life can cause genes to be silenced or expressed over time. In other words, they can be turned off (becoming dormant) or turned on (becoming active).
• Epigenetics Is Everywhere. What you eat, where you live, who you interact with, when you sleep, how you exercise, even aging – all of these can eventually cause chemical modifications around the genes that will turn those genes on or off over time.
So what does this all mean to you?
It means we can no longer hide behind the excuses of:
- Well, it runs in my family
- It’s just my genetics
- [Insert Chronic Disease] is hereditary
Don’t get me wrong, our DNA may have genes that are stacked against us…
But we are learning that we have the ability…the control… to determine whether those genes are expressed or not.
We are the masters of our fate. We choose our destiny.
Obese vs. in shape. Diseased vs. healthy.
We make the choice…
To be clearer, we make the choices everyday.
Our lifestyle choices everyday shape our destiny.
What are you waiting for…you can choose your future!