Part 3 – Telomeres – Measuring Your Health, Vitality and Longevity

In the last two blog entries, we talked about how it’s not just your genes that determine whether you’re healthy or sick. You can also influence how your genes get expressed (which ones get switched on or off) through your epigenetics. We learned that the expression of your genes depends in part on the environment…

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Epigenetics – Part 2 – How to Take Control of Your Health – Including Stress

In my last blog post, you learned that it’s not just your genes that can determine your health future. Your epigenetics can also determine your health, vitality and longevity by controlling which genes get expressed and which genes stay dormant. In that way, epigenetics can determine whether you stay healthy or become sick with disease.…

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Epigenetics – Part 1 – You Can Control the Effects of Stress on Your Health

When I was in medical school, we were taught that our genes predict our future health, longevity and vitality. Many people believe this. The implications of this can lead us into a victim mentality – if you have bad genes, there is not much you can do to inspire a better health future…that your future…

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