Isolating a particular strand of a gene and 'diagnosing' people based on this small (though significant, we don't fully know how significant-or not) factor, is a dangerous slippery-slope on which to travel. Particularly if this slippery-slope is one upon which you base your total reality, including your health, lifestyle and personal potential. Who or what determines who you are?
Keep in mind that 'preventative medicine' is about creating a foundation of health, not cutting off body parts in an attempt to curtail something which may or may not happen at a future time. A foundation of health uses time-tested and research proven strategies to create a terrain of vitality, strength and resilience, one that allows you to continue to focus on your joys, goals and desires, with greater energy, stamina and focus.
Dr. Bruce Lipton's book, The Biology of Belief, discusses the multiple factors required for genetic activity to occur. This includes both positive and negative genetic tendencies that we all carry. For we do carry gifts, positive health traits and useful tendencies within our genetics, as well.
Dr. Lipton states:
“In the last decade, epigenetic research has established that DNA blueprints passed down through genes are not set in concrete at birth… Environmental influences, including nutrition, stress and emotions can modify those genes, without changing their basic blueprint.” Epigentic mechanics have been found to be a factor in a variety of diseases. “In fact, only 5% of cancer and cardiovascular patients can attribute their disease to heredity.”
Beliefs can be individual, yet all too often are the product of collective reality. No one wants to 'believe' that he/she is a conformist. But most of us are, at least some of the time. Pushing your own boundaries of belief, is a full time endeavor. What are your beliefs? What's your biology? What's your plan? Where do you intend to go? If this article resonates with you, share it with a friend.