DNA and Epigenetics–Short Recap from Article 1 of 5
We inherit one strand of DNA from each side of our family. DNA is the basic building block of our human body and mind. It is the internal micro-cellular structure from which we develop. We used to think that DNA controlled many of our traits that could not be changed.
Science then delved deeper into cellular structure and discovered epigenetics. Epigenetics revealed that DNA is our basic hardware and epigenetics is the software program the operator chooses to run our daily lives. We can turn off and on whatever genes we want. The complexities of the genetic traits have just started being explored since we have trillions of cells with epigenetic switches that turn off and on in sequences and create cascades of effects.
Our DNA strands live in the nucleus of our cells, primarily in the mitochondria (the fuel center). All input in our bodies is translated into chemical reactions used as fuel to build cellular material for our organs and energy systems including our emotions. By keeping our bodies, minds, emotions and spirits healthy we keep our DNA in prime shape for ourselves, our families and our descendants. In this series of articles, I will address some simple ways we can keep the triggers of genetic expression in the ‘positive’ mode.
EXTERNAL ACTIONS TO CLEAR GENETIC TRIGGERS
Our cells and the DNA within them are a chemical processing system. What we breathe, drink, eat, inhale, ingest are all converted into chemicals that can be used by our cells as fuel to create new muscles, blood cells, organs, nerves and bones. Garbage in = garbage out.
The biggest challenge to our healthy mind, body and spirit is the culture of self-destruction eating prevalent today. It is imperative to our healthy lifestyle to reset our minds to cancel out the commercially-driven destructive foods, drinks, drugs and other body negative messages we are inundated with daily.
Please avoid: smoking and all nicotine products, alcohol in excess, narcotics, pharmaceuticals when possible, refined sugars, all processed foods (wheat, corn, farm-raised fish, hormone and antibiotics injected red meat and poultry and caged eggs, etc.). Dairy is also an issue for most people. These foods are in effect, poisons to our systems. I can hear the screaming now! What are you talking about, I can hear folks saying. sure, we know smoking and drug use but bread, milk and cheese, you have to be kidding!
Our commercially grown food is now so contaminated by genetically modified organisms they are sometimes no longer recognizable as the original-sourced seed or plant. Some of the original modifications were minor but done in the days when the science of genetics was in its infancy. Genetically modified foods (GMO), foods contaminated with pesticides and foods grown with agricultural fertilizers are common in today’s marketplaces.
These contaminates have been linked in multiple medical studies with ADH, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, asthma, obesity, and a variety of other medical conditions. Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Treating Anxiety, Depression, Memory Problems, ADD, and Insomnia,
Daniel G. Amen (2008). https://amzn.to/2JezCRG
. Dr. Amen’s research has also determined being overweight lessens the overall volume of the brain by 8% and obesity lowers the volume by 16%.
Pure foods have the optimum chemical composition to provide for a genetically healthy body. The packaged food industry has deliberately added addictive ingredients to ensure we continue to buy their products has led to the epidemic of obesity in this country and around the world.
In order to increase the productivity in the animal industry, it is common knowledge wide-spread use of antibiotics and hormones were introduced decades ago into our commercially raised animals. This has led directly to the antibiotic-resistance bacteria the medical industry is encountering today. Hormones are regularly used to increase the size and bulk of meat on beef, sheep, pork and increase milk production. Cows used to produce 600 gallons of milk a year. Now they regularly produce 6,000 gallons of milk. The milk contains the residue of hormones fed to the animals producing it. No wonder our bodies are battling hormonal imbalances and the medical profession can’t determine the source.
Locally grown organic food is best for our bodies. Organic foods locally grown in season meet the food needs of our bodies giving us the best nutrients available. Sufficient protein is necessary for the development of body and brains in infants and children particularly in infants and the 8-13-year time period when their reproductive system is maturing and will influence future generations.The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles,Bruce Lipton (2016). https://amzn.to/38aCibg.
Vitamin and mineral supplements are essential for pre-natal mothers and fetuses. Many so-called genetic dis-eases such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, sudden infant death syndrome, cleft palate, cystic fibrosis and a host of other maladies have been linked to prenatal nutrient deficiencies. Epigenetics: The Death of the Genetic Theory of Disease Transmission,
Dr. Joel D. Wallach, Dr. Ma Lan, Dr. Gerhard Schrauzer (2014). https://amzn.to/2IViTzo
. The natural foods grown in proper soil without pesticides generally contain all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to fuel our cells and create the chemical reactions for positive epigenetic activity.
The Mediterranean diet filled with fresh vegetables, beans, legumes, fruits, olive oil, minimal red meat and lots of uncontaminated seafood has been recommended in multiple studies over the decades to promote heart health, lower diabetes, encourage brain activity and increase longevity. The Mediterranean diet is also associated with a reduced incidence of cancer, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Women who eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and mixed nuts may have a reduced risk of breast cancer. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801
To support a healthy mind, body and vital energy, supply your body with the best food and nutrients you can obtain organic locally grown food, or the best you can afford on your budget. If you cannot get or afford organic food, you can use the energy methods I described in the previous article to clear and bless your food. Simply send your love and blessing to the plants, animals who have given their lives to support and nurture your life, and the people who have grown, cared for and prepared this food for this meal. You may also use whatever prayer or blessing appropriate in your tradition to bless your food.
To your good health.Look for the other tips in upcoming articles.
Blessings for peace, prosperity, joy and love,