Your DNA Is Not Your Destiny

It turns out your genes are not the determining factor in your health, or lack…

It turns out your genes are not the determining factor in your health, or lack thereof. I have had many clients in the past who have used the ever popular phrase, “It runs in my family” when describing their health ailments. This phrase is said with such certainty as if the speaker has allowed himself (or herself) to use this as a free ride to hand over responsibility for their health. They believe that they are doomed to live with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, joint and muscle pain, list goes on and on.
If this is a phrase you have used, don’t worry, I’m not picking on you! I simply want to bring awareness to how easily we are conditioned to believe something that we hear our doctors, parents, Health Awareness Tips grandparents and even great grandparents say. By the end of this article, you will have the power to take control of your health and realize that you are not doomed to your “faulty” biology.
For those who have worked with me, you know that I place a heavy emphasis on your mindset and overcoming mental barriers before embarking on exercise and nutrition. After all, until you change the stories you are telling yourself it is impossible to successfully implement a strategy. Failure to address mental attitude and barriers is the number one reason people fail at attempts to reach their outcomes. Do you yo-yo diet? Do you exercise for a few weeks or months then stop? Do you workout then eat cake because “you deserve” it?
Take some time to identify WHY you do those things, then establish a new belief system to empower Military Diet Reviews yourself. For example, what would you have to believe in order to reach your outcome?
Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD is author of The Biology of Belief and Spontaneous Evolution and expert on how emotions regulate genetic expression. I believe that on a deep level, many people know that their thoughts are powerful; however, because we live in a society where physical proof is often needed – like proof that a medication will lower your blood pressure, for example – the idea that your thoughts effect your physical health is claimed as being “ridiculous.”
Luckily, Dr. Lipton (and many other researchers and doctors) have now proven that your genetic readout is primarily effected by your thoughts, attitudes and perceptions! So even though our DNA is unique to each individual, and some of us are more genetically predisposed to certain diseases, it does not mean that it is inevitable that you will express those genes. But if you give those genes an unhealthy environment in which to thrive, they will.
This is great news! You are not a victim to your family history. You are in control. What kind of choices are you going to make today to release yourself from the stories you’ve been telling yourself? Make small changes each day and you can alter your genes for the better. The foods that you eat, the air that you breathe and the thoughts that you think are your ticket to a healthy and joyful life.
Give yourself the love that you deserve! Every thought that you have, word that you speak and action that you take has a consequence. If you use language (silent or spoken) that puts yourself down and deems yourself unworthy, your physical health will suffer. The following statement sums up our overall health beautifully…”Ask and you shall receive.”