How many times have you been told you cannot change your genes?
How many of you go to fill out a form and it asks you who in your family died young, had what illness, etc?
I’m here to tell you – THOSE GENES AREN’T STUCK! Epigenetics is an emerging science of how gene’s express themselves when they are exposed to an outside influence.
For example – broccoli can help prevent Cancer.
“sulforaphane” compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables is so good for you — it provides not just one, but two ways to prevent cancer through the complex mechanism of epigenetics.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Outside influences can change how your genes work. Things like chemicals, medications, foods, herbs, essential oils can change how you feel, what your potential is for illness, and even reverse dis-ease.
Genes were once thought to be fixed, permanent, and not changeable – however human understanding of the complexity of our cells, shows that’s simply not true – your choices and environment can better predict your chance of dis-ease.
WHAT TO DO?
Methylation is a process of converting nutrients into other nutrients by adding things – sort of like baking a cake, you add eggs, milk, and vanilla to salt, sugar, and flour and you get a cake. Methylation is like that, however the outcome is detoxification, good moods, better brain function, healthier body.
Methyl donors come from various places – spinach provides folate which donates to the cake mix that is methylation. Grass fed beef gives you B12, which also donates to the cake mix.
There are some rules to consider:
DETOXIFICATION IS CRITICAL IN THIS MODERN CHEMICAL SOCIETY!
If you suspect this is an issue for you, I’m happy to meet with you to set up a proper program to get you on the road to healthy detoxification and gene expression.
-Julianna Sauber, ND, CNHP