Does it seem like you are on a never-ending quest to live healthier, but much of the health research and information focuses on your genetic make-up?
For the best results in your health quest, understand that your genetics play a small role in determining your health. Then focus on living a healthy lifestyle.
The new science of epigenetics tells us we each have a set of genes -- a unique “recipe” -- that plays a vital role in our health. But it is your choice of foods, supplements and lifestyle that determines how your genes express themselves.
The good news is YOU have the power to influence how your genes respond to the external factors in your life. You do not have to head down the same path as your parents or your siblings. Your genes do not have to control your health destiny.
Dr. Bruce Lipton explains the foundation of this idea in his book called The Biology of Belief. One key finding is the idea that the mechanisms of cell membranes operate in response to environmental signals. You get to be in control of your genes and what you to change them.
Your health is dependent on your diet and the the quality of the foods you eat, how much you move, the cleanliness of the environment around you, and the thoughts you think. All these external factors can determine how genes express and what tendencies you may have to different health conditions.
With the exception of a few genes, no matter what set of genes you were handed at birth, you can choose to take action to activate the disease fighting genes, boost your health and minimize the expressions of genes that could cause chronic illnesses.
Focus on these 6 key steps to positively impact your health:
1. Build your health team of top-quality, holistic doctors and health practitioners to help guide you in restoring and optimizing your health.
2. Commit to regular chiropractic spinal checkups and adjustments to remove the stress on your nervous system.
3. Enjoy positive, joyful activities with friends and family.
4. Eat clean, minimally processed foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and dramatically minimize your sugar, grains and dairy intake.
5. Get 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep each night.
6. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day.
At Foresight Chiropractic, you will find health partners to gently guide you to greater wellness, joy and quality of life. If you want to learn more and find out how you can positively activate your health genes, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation at the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, Foresight Chiropractic. With very precise and gentle care, the Doctors and staff will help to restore and optimize your health. Dr. Keith Lavender is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist, Certified Advanced Muscle Integration Technique and Nutritional Wellness practitioner. The doctors have been successfully caring for families for over 21 years. Take control of your life and your health today!