Today I speak about Genetics vs Genetic Expression - a topic close to my heart as without this information you may always think your health is just luck, hereditary or chance... Surely, they are the main drivers of my health and longevity? Nope.
"We’ve seen that fruit and vegetables can be very helpful, so if you have a diet that’s high in fruit and vegetables compared with a diet that’s low in fruit and vegetables, that reduces your risk of having an asthma attack" Lisa Wood, University of Newcastle.
“People with asthma may benefit from improving their diet. Lower fiber intake was related to poorer lung function and increased airway inflammation in people with asthma” Bronwyn Berthon, University of Newcastle, Australia. The research keeps coming.
If it is not genetic, let’s consider foods then. What studies have shown that food affects asthmatics? There is plenty of scientific and epidemiological evidence that junk foods and animal foods constipate and weaken the bowel and trigger asthma attacks.
As a child and teenager I can clearly remember doctors telling me many times, ‘You are an asthmatic and you will be for life. The best thing we can offer is medication. You just have bad genes. Keep taking the drugs.’ Not actually that helpful to be honest.
Asthma is the most frightening and debilitating thing that I have ever experienced. Generally, whenever you hurt you know that you will be ok. Asthma takes your actual oxygen away and leaves you terrified that your life is over. You cannot even breathe.
For 20-25 years I suffered asthma, constipation, bad skin, allergies, hay fever and fatigue, alongside regular colds, flu, bugs and sickness. For almost 30 years now I have not been sick. How? I changed my diet, lifestyle and environment and cured everything….
One of my kids nicknamed me 'Guru Grandad' once and it kind of stuck so I thought I would embrace it and run with it! Guru Grandad gives me a chance to have a short rave on healthy longevity in tiny regular bite sized chunks! I hope you enjoy it!
In my youth, I was very sick. I was told countless times how my illness was ‘incurable’ and how I had ‘bad genes.’ Now, I am very well. Don’t buy into the cynical diagnosis that your only option is disease and drugs. First you change your habits, then they change you!