If you look deep enough and do even a basic search online you’ll learn that genetic diseases are much more complicated than most doctors will have you understand because there is an entirely new field of study called Epigenetics. If you ask a chiropractor in Encinitas, you’ll also find that genetics are being blamed far too often for the health problems we are facing. If you’re not familiar with Epigenetics, don’t stress about it, but understand that it is changing the way researchers and scientists understand the effect of your lifestyle on your genes and genetic expression. Bruce Lipton’s, a well known researcher, has written many books on the topic. Epigenetics focuses on the protein that surrounds our DNA which controls gene expression in your body. It is extremely important to understand that there is a difference between a gene and the expression of that gene. Various toxins in our food and environment as well as nutrient deficiencies can negatively affect these proteins causing an expression or suppression of a gene.
Dr. John Bergman recently phrased it well. He said.. So let’s assume the worst case scenario… you have a gene for a certain type of disease such as breast cancer which has been associated with the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes. If you look at the statistics, does EVERY single person that has the gene develop breast cancer? Or do some of them do and some of them don’t? What gives? The answer is Epigenetics! Even though you have these genes, your body can express or suppress these genes based on your environmental stimulus which either positively or negatively affects the proteins surrounding your DNA. The key is to limit your exposure to toxins and increase your exposure to nutrients to positively affect the protein that surrounds your DNA.
It all boils down to what you CAN CONTROL! You can control your lifestyle. You can control what you put in your mouth. You can control what you put on your body. You can control how much sleep you get every night. You have more control than what you are being told by western medicine. You must begin to understand that there is a law of cause and effect. Every effect has a cause and every cause has an effect. You are not sick because of bad luck, bad germs, or bad genes. You are sick because of toxicity and/or deficiency. Either you are not getting enough what you need (ie. nutrients, movement, stimulation) and/or you are getting too much of what you don’t need (ie. toxins, chemicals, improper movement). The list of examples can go on for days, but I think you are starting to get the point.
Artemis P. Simopoulos MD from the Center for Genetics, Nutrition, and Health said it well: “The health of the individual and population is determined by the interaction between their genetic endowment and a number of environmental factors.” Dr. Dan Murphy has said “The human diet has had major changes in the past 150 years, yet the genetic profile has changed very little, if any, in the past 10,000 to 15,000 years.”
As an Encinitas Chiropractor, I urge you to take control of your own health and not fall victim to the philosophy and mentality of mainstream healthcare. You are not a victim of bad luck, bad germs, and bad genes. Inside of your body resides the greatest doctor in the world! If you are looking for “ chiropractors near me,” I would suggest calling K2 Health Center at (760) 456-9470 for more information.
Dr. John Kupper, DC | K2 Health Center