Change your life and heal by changing what you eat and how you exercise
Have you ever heard of the term “epigenetics”? Technically, “an epigenetic trait is a stably inherited phenotype resulting from changes in a chromosome without alterations in the DNA sequence.” (Science Daily – Apr. 1, 2009)
Basically, it appears our genes have “switches,” and we can turn them on or off depending on our lifestyle and dietary choices. (There’s a lot of fancy work being done in the labs, too, of course, but I’m a DIY kind of gal.)
Good news: If you’ve got a family history of health problems (obesity, diabetes, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, etc.), you CAN do something about it.
Bad news: With the dietary and lifestyle choices most Americans make (heavily processed food, loads of sugar and sitting on our backsides way too often), we’re turning on way too many bad switches. [Read more...]