Do your Genes Have the Final Say?



By Jordan Miller;

It is amazing what the human body can do. Such an intelligent from it is! Its ability to heal itself is quite astonishing. Give it the time and tools it needs, and it can heal itself form absolutely anything. What a fantastic body we all have been gifted with! Unfortunately, some of us are not aware of the body’s innate healing properties. Some of us treat our bodies with absolute disregard (in most cases without even knowing it). It is a sad reality, but a lot of us on this planet are beginning to understand its intelligence as a new consciousness emerges.

Gene Theory

Those of us, who do not believe in themselves and subsequently their bodies, feel they don’t need to take responsibility of their health because they are “told” that their health is dictated by their genes and solely their genes. We have heard it time and time again through the mainstream media outlets and through those who speak the old consciousness – “your genes determine your life, so don’t even bother trying to change anything about it because at the end of the day, your genes will determine your fate, it’s inevitable."


Through this type of logic, many of us have surrendered our responsibility to take care of ourselves and put health in the hands of practitioners. Using this theory, people are easily subjected through fear and indirectly told that they are worthless and have no power. The fact is we have absolute power over our mind, body and soul. It is us who knows our body better than anyone else. It is amazing to think that we can do absolutely anything we want (through the power of free will). In some cases, free will gets some of us into trouble because having the ability to do almost anything allows many of us to put our health on hold and do things that are not pertinent to any form of a healthy lifestyle; most of us who “live life to the fullest” (an adage that is often abused with excessive drinking, eating and partying) eventually suffer illness or disease. The fact of the matter is whatever we put out is what we get back – It’s a simple law of physics.

The Truth Beyond Genes

What if I was to tell you that your genes are not the only factor that determines your health and life expectancy. What if I was to tell you that the choices you make in life play a crucial part in your overall health and well-being. What if I was to tell you that you don’t have to listen to others to know what your body truly needs. Well, the truth is health is not determined solely by our genes or by what others say; our health is the very essence of our actions and choices in life which determine which genes are expressed.

Epigenetics: The True Understanding of Our Genes

“In biology, and specifically genetics, epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence – hence the name epi- (Greek: επί- over, above, outer) -genetics.” (Wikipedia). In other words, our various genes are switched on and off depending on our external environment. For example, if there is a history of heart disease within your family, then it is true that you may have a greater susceptibility to it than others that don’t have a family history. The reason why this is so is still up for debate; however, it is more likely than not (through the understanding of epigenetics) that the reason why you may have been “given” these “bad” or “mutated” genes by your family is because through their life on earth some of their genes where altered by the very actions and choices they did or did not decide to take. Essentially, they lived according to an environment that was not conducive to health. In fact, your ancestors probably did not have the resources or means to access good quality food and water, clean air, or safe living quarters. All these things play an important role in the integrity or maintenance of our genes.

Taking Control of Our Health

In light of this, we all have the ability to keep our mutated genes dormant through our choices and actions. By choosing to eat good quality food and water, culture a positive attitude, and exercise moderately, we can maintain healthy genes. If we decide however to not follow a protocol that is conducive to healthy practices (smoking, excessive drinking, poor diet, little exercise, being negative), then we run a high chance of giving our “bad” or “mutated” genes the right fuel to express themselves and become active, therefore opening up the door to illness or disease. In following a healthier lifestyle, we have a greater chance of maintaining healthy genes and minimizing our likelihood of  both expressing our bad genes  and creating new “mutated” genes for the next generation.

Remember, it is not your genes that have the final say, rather it is the environment that they are exposed to which triggers their expression.

Your questions: Do you have a family history of an illness or disease? If so, what is it? (post your comments below)

Sources:
The Biology of Belief – Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles, Bruce Lipton
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About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of guidinginstincts.com. He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.

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