Did you know there are over 1,000,000 different “switches” on your DNA? Switches that determine whether your body can fight off cancer or whether you will be vulnerable to it? Switches that help you feel joy and enthusiasm or pessimism and depression?
Did you know these genetic “switches” can be turned on and off? And that they are turned on or off via your environment? And that environment can trigger either good things or bad things?
That’s epigenetics. Where it’s not either the genes you were born with or the environment you were raised in but rather it’s both nature and nurture.
Environment is not as simple as being born in the country or in the city. It’s much much more. The environment is work stress, family dynamics, whether you use plastics in the microwave or shampoos filled with toxic ingredients, the water you drink (or soda), the air you breathe in your own home, etc.
I did an entire series in 2017 in the first blog of each month on detoxing to enhance your life. If you want to see how vitally important this is to your health and the health of your loved ones, then peruse the book Dirty Genes … it’s totally eye opening, especially if you have a family history of heart disease, depression, diabetes, autoimmune issues, and more.
What you will learn:
- Diet and Exercise matter.
- There are certain supplements that help.
- Filter your water.
- Get an air purifying system for your home.
- Use only natural personal care products.
- Plus more.
In 2017 I encouraged everyone to stop using synthetic artificial scents in your home and switch to quality essential oils and diffusers, to avoid chemicals while house cleaning and switch to Norwex products and make your own essential oil blend cleansers. To detox those trapped emotions that create stress triggers.
It’s never too late to turn around chronic pain, cancer, fatigue, brain fog, sleep problems, or autoimmune diseases. Your genes can help you or they can hurt you. It’s all about epigenetics.
Here’s some tidbits from “Dirty Genes:”
For a solution to work, it has to address the whole problem. If you only do one part, you can create a bigger overall problem or worse.
Pain and discomfort drive change. (And that can be good.)
Your genes impact and are impacted by homocysteine levels (want 7 or lower on blood test) and methylation (a desirable process) and thus certain SNP’s (i.e. dirty genes) can create cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, cancer, depression, anxiety, infertility and more.
Stress is one of the most powerful biochemical reactions your body knows. Stress can activate SNP’s (pronounced snips), empowering dirty genes to cause harm.
Managing stress is one of the best things you can do for your genes, your health, and yourself.
When you’re calm, your genes work one way and when you are stressed, they work another way. That’s why stress reduction is number one on your list to practice.