Epigenetics: the mind’s control above your genes

dnalinksWhat if your mind was the ‘master controller’ of your body? What if you were no longer a victim of your genetic makeup, but your environment had the ability to change your genetic DNA?

Bruce Lipton, author of the book ‘The Biology of Belief’, is uncovering a controversial new science of health termed ‘epigenetics’- which literally means ‘control above or over the genes’.

For years we have understood that our DNA is a fixed ‘code’ in a sense for who we are- the behaviours we are likely to adopt, and the health that we attract.

We often become a victim to our genes, believing that we have no influence to change a health condition or behaviour as ‘its in our genes’. Genes then became something we thought of as a ‘program’, fixed and deterministic in its shaping of our evolution.

In the last decade, Lipton notes that epigenetic research has discovered that DNA blueprints are not fixed at birth. Rather, it is our environment that controls the activity of the genes. This means our physical, emotional and mental health influences the genes, not the other way around!

This, of course, shifts control onto the individual- and provides opportunities to create your health the way you want it. In fact, Lipton goes on further to say that our genes can be profoundly influenced by our beliefs- the way that we respond to our environment.

Therefore, positive or negative responses to our environment not only has an effect on our body, but also at the level of our DNA. Lipton states:

“This breakthrough in biology is fundamental in all healing for it recognizes that when we change our perception or beliefs we send totally different messages to our cells and reprogram their expression. The new-biology reveals why people can have spontaneous remissions or recover from injuries deemed to be permanent disabilities.”

Our thoughts, it seems, are the ‘writer’, or ‘author’ of our DNA- of the blueprint that guides our lives.

If this is true, what DNA ‘story’ would you like to create?

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