Do you think that your genes are just what they are? That your parents handed them down to you and that is what you are stuck with for the rest of your life?
For years we had the belief that they were fixed, but the study of epigenetics has exploded that myth. Your genes are fluid and respond to your thoughts and actions – this is the premise of the new book, Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being, by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
Their book is based on the notion that we can make conscious choices that will improve the activity of our genes, resulting in (among other things):
- Better mood
- Increased resistance to colds/flu
- Better sleep
- More energy
- Reduced feelings of stress
- Slowing and even reversing the aging process
- Normalized metabolism
Sound too good to be true?
The powerful information presented within these pages is based on years of solid science, and it will amaze you with the possibilities that it opens up for your health and your life. You will learn about recent discoveries in two new fields – epigenetics and microbiomics.
Applying the suggestions given will help you optimize your wellness and longevity, as you take advantage of your body’s ability to transform and heal.
Part One presents the science and as fascinating as it is, you will find yourself rushing through that portion of the book to get to Part Two, the “how can I use this information to improve my health” section.
Looking at the title of Part Two – Radical Choices for Well-Being – may lead you to believe that the authors are encouraging you to make a lot of really huge changes, which can be very difficult to do. But that isn’t the case! They have the changes broken out into easy changes, more difficult ones, and those that have “intriguing research” around them that you may want to experiment with. Readers are asked to pick one easy change a week… And the best part about this approach is that as you add one change and then another and then another, you will get to the point where choices that were previously considered “hard” don’t seem difficult at all!
Part Two is divided into 6 categories, and making small changes in these areas, incrementally, can make you invincible:
Within each category, you will find the suggestions for change along with an explanation of those changes and the science behind their effectiveness. This is a road map to well-being and a long, healthy life! Give it a try!