Of course, like any living thing, they all want to survive: the good, the bad, and the ugly, so your genes all fight for their chance at survival, not only, but at thriving. And here’s a little secret they won’t let you in on: they have an on/off switch! SAY WHAT???!!! Yes, and that’s what we call epigenetics. It is the idea of activating some genes, while inhibiting the expression of others. WOW! Wouldn’t that be nice, to just turn on the good genes and turn off the bad ones? Well, as a matter of fact, you can! What an empowering idea, right?
So, I know what you’re thinking… “Okay, where’s my switch and how much is this going to cost me?” Well, it’s a simple thing but not always so easy, not at first anyway. What do I mean by simple but not easy? It’s simple because you can affect such change within yourself by changing your diet, lifestyle, and environment; yet, doing so is not always so easy until you get the hang of it and you’ve adapted to your new habitat.
Let’s go back to our current brain messaging and the origins of blaming everything on our “bad genes.” I know you’ve heard it, and maybe you’ve even said it, but it often sounds like this… You change doctors and she comments to you that you have high blood pressure, asking what might have happened to cause this. You say, “Oh yeah, it runs in the family.” Or to the comment that one has diabetes, “I knew I was going to get that, my mom has it too.” When encouraged to change our diets to avoid diabetes or obesity, we think, “Why bother? It’s in my family’s genes, so I’m going to get it anyway.” And then there’s always “the mystery” of the skinny runner, who drank a glass of skim milk every day and restricted her calories and used zero calorie, artificial sweeteners and was a workout warrior and didn’t eat any fat and took her vitamins yet was diagnosed with cancer and died at the age of 45. Or the mystery of the one with the “good genes,” who could eat anything she wanted and still have the body of all of our dreams, yet died of a heart attack at 50. To most of us, these examples are “mysteries,” but to me, they are very obvious.
While we try our best to educate ourselves and live the “good life” so that we can look good and hope to be free of disease and live a long life, we put our faith in what the medical doctors and all the “experts” from the magazines are telling us. How would we know any different? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not your fault. You wouldn’t know any different unless you studied the matter or had been exposed to that information. When I decided to take this path of holistic health, it was from a place of frustration and confusion, with the messages I was being told and the results I was seeing. It just didn’t add up! Now I’m here to share those findings with you. I’ve done all the work for you so you don’t have to do it.
Armed with the education I provide to my readers, you can learn what diet and lifestyle changes are necessary to turn on the good and turn off the bad genes. But probably one of the most important truths that I teach is that there is no “one size fits all” solution. While there are many things that we should all eat and avoid and many things that we should all remove from our environments, there are many factors to be considered as well, which is why I try to present a variety of options and offer private coaching to help each client achieve her unique goals as soon as possible. Each client’s path is unique, just as each plan that I map out for her. Take a look at my blog to learn more about how you can implement changes today that will set your transformation into motion. Then, when you’re sure you’re ready for the ultimate transformation, to really ditch your diet for life, contact me so that we can get your coaching sessions started! I look forward to working with you!