WHAT IS EPIGENETICS?
We are moving from an era of “Is this good for us?” to “Is this good for me?".
What is epigenetics?Epigenetics is the study of the biological mechanisms that can switch genes on and off. Epigenetics is radically transforming the rigid concept of “my DNA is my destiny” and is showing us that our DNA is not actually our destiny. You have more power/control than you previously thought to sculpt your health!
Personalising my optimal wellness and disease prevention starts from my DNA.
When I got cancer, I asked myself how could my body let me down. When I received my test results, I knew that I had let my body down.
This knowledge is very empowering: we actually have the power to change our genome's expression by changing the molecules it is exposed to! Everything in our body is communicated via molecules; the food we eat, the environmental chemicals we expose our body to, the lifestyle we lead...even our emotions! By changing the expression of our genome, we can turn health and disease on or off. By making more personalised choices, you can literally “turn off” your predisposition to developing certain chronic lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and many cancers.
In 2011, I did the DNAHealth, DNAEstrogen, DNADiet and DNASport tests. I could see that I had genetic misspellings for the enzymes that were involved in my liver's metabolism of estrogen, as well as for oxidative stress and inflammation. All the tiny nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices that I'd made leading before my cancer diagnosis, had “turned-on” my predisposition for an estrogen-positive cancer.
Epigenetics provided us with the answer as to WHY we developed estrogen-positive cancers.
By making the right, personalised nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices you can support your best self.