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.
Your genes have an influence on your health and longevity but genes require triggers and you control the triggers. It’s about what you EAT and how you LIVE rather than what GENES you have been born with. Change your genetic expression through your choices.
Once rare, breast cancer is now the #1 cause of death for Western Women age 40-55. In England the breast cancer rates have gone from 52 per 100,000 to 88 per 100,000 in just the last 25 years - directly matching the growth in obesity. This is no coincidence.
What kills more of us than anything else? Heart disease and it's precursor; high blood pressure (hypertension). Here is a short 2015 filmed exceptional health video of me speaking about a plant-based heart disease reversal study.
The research, science, studies and long-term epidemiology on the world’s healthiest and longest-lived peoples say that genetics dictate 2-3% of preventable disease, and the rest is created through diet, lifestyle and environmental choices.
"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.
If you want to live a long and healthy life free of drugs and disease, the first step is acknowledging that it is not up to your genes. You have the power to shape your own health and wellbeing. It will require some changes though and that is the tough part.
The Genome Project found that each one of your genes can create up to 30,000 proteins, any of which can create a different outcome; you get sick, or you stay healthy. The aspects that activate or suppress your genes are almost always diet and lifestyle-related.
The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), is a ground-breaking study from all over Europe. It has clarified many things, one being that if we continue to eat, drink and live the way we do, cancer rates will continue to grow exponentially.