How Your Thoughts Cause Molecular Changes to Your Genes
The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project in US, started in 1990, with the goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up human DNA, and of identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human genome from both a physical and a functional standpoint. The aimed to transcribe our DNA and find out what makes a human. Even after decoding all three billion ‘letters’, the scientific community is still in the dark for many questions. One of the problems is that many genes can be switched off, or ‘silenced’, by the body. This occurs through methylation, where a small marker, just one carbon and three hydrogen atoms, is attached to a section of DNA and switches it off. Since this silences a gene without actually altering the genetic code, methylation is described as epigenetic, from the Greek ‘epi-’ for ‘above’. This system of silencing genes is another layer of information on top of the genetic code — an epigenetic code.
Methylation of DNA is a natural way that an organism regulates itself, but external factors can affect this dramatically.
Epigenetic changes due to environment can happen even before birth. Studies of several famines, including the Dutch of 1944 and the of 1958–61, have shown that children conceived during these periods were underweight at birth. During those extreme conditions, people’s minds were filled with negative thoughts. Now adults, they have increased rates of obesity, heart disease and schizophrenia, and have increased methylation of genes linked to these diseases.
The experiments of John Cairns, a British molecular biologist, who in 1988 produced compelling evidence that our responses to the environment determines the expression of our genes.
"Cairns took bacteria whose genes did not allow them to produce lactase, the enzyme needed to digest milk sugar, and placed them in petri dishes (shallow cylindrical dish) where the only food present was lactase. Within a few days, all of the petri dishes had been colonized by the bacteria and they were eating lactose. The bacterial DNA had changed in response to its environment. This experiment has been replicated many times and they have not found a better explanation than this obvious fact – that even primitive organisms can evolve consciously.
Genes can be activated and de-activated by signals from the environment. The consciousness of the cell is inside the cell's membrane. Each and every cell in our bodies has a type of consciousness. Genes change their expression depending on what is happening outside our cells and even outside our bodies.
Your Emotions Regulate Your Genetic Expression
Researchers have demonstrated that the "environment" that your genes respond to also includes your conscious thoughts, emotions, and unconscious beliefs. Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton, PhD., is one of the leading authorities on how emotions can regulate genetic expression, which are explained in-depth in his excellent books The Biology of Belief, and Spontaneous Evolution.
According to Dr. Lipton, the true secret to life does not lie within your DNA, but rather within the mechanisms of your cell membrane.
Each cell membrane has receptors that pick up various environmental signals, and this mechanism controls the "reading" of the genes inside your cells. Your cells can choose to read or not read the genetic blueprint depending on the signals being received from the environment. So having a "cancer program" in your DNA does not automatically mean you're destined to get cancer. By changing your thought patterns, you may hide the ‘cancer program’ forever. This genetic information does not ever have to be expressed...
What this all means is that you are not controlled by your genetic makeup. Instead, your genetic readout (which genes are turned "on" and which are turned "off") is primarily determined by your thoughts, attitudes, and perceptions!
The major problem with believing the myth that your genes control your life is that you become a victim of your heredity. Since you can't change your genes, it means that your life is predetermined. It also means that you have only little control over your health. If the modern medicine luckily find the responsible gene and be able to alter it, or devise some drug to modify your body's chemistry, you have a ray of hope. Otherwise, you're out of luck…
The new science, however, reveals that , and this places you in the driver's seat, because if you can change your perceptions, you can shape and direct your own genetic readout.
This new science also reveals that you are in fact an extension of your environment, which includes everything from your thoughts and belief systems, to toxic exposures and exposure to sunlight, exercise, and, of course, everything you choose to put onto and into your body.
As Dr. Lipton says, the new science moves you out of victimhood and into Mastery—mastery over your own health.
It is my supreme confirmation, "You Can Take Control of Your Health."
How Nutrition Alters Genetic Expression
In 2010, a study performed by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University was showcased at the annual Experimental Biology convention. The study demonstrated how "histone modifications" can impact the expression of many degenerative diseases, ranging from cancer and heart disease to bipolar disorder and even aging itself.
According to Rod Dashwood, a professor of environmental and molecular toxicology and head of LPI's Cancer Chemo protection Program, as quoted in a press release,
We all have tumor suppressor genes, and these genes are capable of stopping cancer cells in their tracks. These genes are present in every cell in your body, but so are proteins called "histones."
As Dr. Jean-Pierre Issa at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center explains, histones can "hug" DNA so tightly that it becomes "hidden from view for the cell." If a tumor suppressor gene is hidden, it cannot be utilized, and in this way too much histone will "turn off" these cancer suppressors, and allow cancer cells to proliferate.
Certain foods, such as broccoli, ginger, turmeric, garlic, moringa, aloe vera and onions etc contain substances that act as histone inhibitors, which essentially block the histone, allowing your tumor suppressor genes to activate and fight cancer. By regularly consuming these foods, you are naturally supporting your body's ability to fight tumors.
Healthy Lifestyle Supports Healthy Genetic Expression
So the good news is that …
You can alter them on a regular basis, depending on the foods you eat, the air you breathe, and the thoughts you think. It's your environment and lifestyle that dictates your tendency to express disease, and this new realization is set to make major waves in the future of disease prevention.
When a disease occurs, the solution is simply to "remind" your affected cells (change its environmental instructions) of its healthy function, so they can go back to being normal cells instead of diseased cells.
You can begin to do this on your own, long before you manifest a disease. By leading a healthy lifestyle, with high quality nutrition, exercise, limited exposure to toxins, and a positive mental attitude, you encourage your genes to express positive, disease-fighting behaviors.
This is what Acu touch therapeutic program is all about. It's not about taking any one particular nutrient as a supplement to fix one specific "part" of your biological machinery... The more people become willing to embrace this simple truth, the healthier everyone will get.
It's also worth pointing out that epigenetic effects begin birth.
You can also turn your genes off and on with your emotions too. Most people carry emotional scars; traumas that can adversely affect health. Using techniques like energy psychology, naadi treatment/stimulation you can go in and correct the trauma and help regulate your genetic expression.
Please, remember that 'You CAN Take Control of Your Health.
Gene Activity Can Change According To Perception
Gene activity can change on a daily basis. Depending on the perception in your mind, the chemistry of your body alters dependently, and if your nervous system reads and interprets the environment then it systematically controls the blood’s chemistry, the fact that literally change the fate of your cells by altering your thoughts. By changing your perception, you can also alter your mind and the activity of your genes. This can create over thirty thousand variations of products from each gene through changing your blood chemistry. This means that we need to change the way we think if we are to heal diseases. The mind creates coherence between our beliefs and our environment. It adjusts the body’s biology and behavior to fit with beliefs.
thoughts come from the conscious mind, while contradictory negative thoughts
are usually programmed in the more powerful subconscious mind.
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