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Do genes determine your fate and health?



Knowledge of your genes can tell your doctor what to prescribe.

Our genes contain all the information we need to live. Like computer software, your genetic program contains step-by-step instructions on the development of proteins, hormones and everything your body needs to form its own organs and tissues, restore them and adapt to changes in the environment and conditions.

It is deeply rooted in the public mind that if you inherit bad genes, it is almost impossible to change anything.
Some genes always act, for example, genes that determine eye color, but many others can “turn on” or “turn off”. In this case, the key word is “manifestation.” Genes may or may not manifest.
Now we know that our genes contain much more information than is used at any given moment. Like computer software, some programs run continuously, while others are in sleep mode and run only when necessary, for specific purposes.
Some genes contain information that is completely opposite to that recorded in the genes located directly next to them. Our cells have developed a way to maintain some genes in a passive, unmanifested state, while using others. When circumstances so require, some genes that are active “turn off” and passive “turn on” or manifest. The need for functions that they control can only occur at certain times, so when they are not needed, these genes are in sleep mode.
Using our knowledge of genes, we can choose food and lifestyle that will maximize our potential and minimize the manifestation of genes that make us vulnerable or causing diseases.

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Do genes determine your fate and health?

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