“I have Breast Cancer, (or any dis-ease) because my mom had it, and her mom before her and her mom before her.”
How many times have you heard this statement? Or maybe even made a similar statement yourself?
Throughout most of our lives we have been bombarded with a myriad of data and information indicating human beings are permanently subjected to the inherent characteristics of our genetic makeup….that we are “victims” of our ancestral gene pool. This includes our health status… or dis-ease status if you will, and the sentence we’ve been given with the high possibility of acquiring the same illnesses plagued by previous generatio
Scientific discoveries are, however, shedding a new light on the world of genetics and opening doors where more choices lead to wellness. The new science of epigenetics (epi meaning “above” “over” or “near”) reveals that genes are actually turned off and on, not by the genes themselves, but through external environmental stimuli.
This discovery has led to the premise that your DNA is not your destiny. Genes themselves actually need instructions for what to do, when and where to do it. Picture the cell membrane as a computer chip, and the environment is literally typing on the cells receptors – which are equivalent to keys on a keyboard. When information from the environment comes in and “hits” the cell, the cell signals the gene, creating programming at that particular moment.
For example: A human liver cell contains the same DNA as a brain cell, yet it intuitively programs proteins needed only for the functioning of the liver. These instructions are found along a cluster of switches located outside of the DNA known as the epigenome, which controls the expression of the genes.
Bottom-line: Make informed choices about your lifestyle and you change your programming. For example, lack of sleep can turn OFF our cancer-protective genes, according to Dr. Stan Burzynski. If you don’t learn to manage your stress, certain tumor suppressor genes can be turned off, opening the way for increased cancer cell growth.
An even more eye-opening discovery is the experiment with our food choices and the manner in which our cells are affected. Tests have revealed that diets rich in particular substances called methyl donors, can prevent formation of harmful genes, such as cancer genes. Breast Cancer is specifically sensitive to this “methylation process” since it has an effect on how your body breaks down estrogen into harmless metabolites.
Although Hippocrates did not have any idea about gene expression, he taught his students to “Let Food Be Your Medicine”. He innately understood that we have the power to change our health with our diet!
Here are some foods that are rich in methyl donors that prevent DNA damage by turning on healthy switches on your genes:
- Folic Acid
These herbs are also support methylation:
- Mucuna pruriens
- Epigenetics has proved that we have the ability to navigate our genes and the power to become the master of our health, rather than a victim to our heredity patterns. Essential # 1 is to Let Food Be Your Medicine. Applying this essential in your daily life will help your body keep those healthy genes turned on.
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of The 7 Essentials System ™, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer Naturally. To get your F.R.E.E. 7 day mini e-course, and to receive her weekly action steps and inspiring articles on the power of Natural Medicine, visit https://breastcancerco.wpengine.com/