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Do the genes determine your fate and health?

Knowledge of your genes can tell your doctor how to prescribe

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

In the public mind, the opinion is deeply rooted that if you inherited bad genes, it is almost impossible to change anything.
Some genes act always, for example, genes that determine the color of the eyes, 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 it is used at any given moment. Like the computer software, some programs work constantly, while others are in sleep mode and run only when necessary, for certain purposes.
Some genes contain information completely opposite to that which is written in genes, located directly next to them. Our cells have developed a way to maintain one genes in a passive, unmanifested state, while simultaneously using others. When circumstances so require, some genes that are active are "turned off" and passive "turned on" or appear. The need for the functions they manage can only occur at certain points, so when they are not needed, these genes are in a 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 disease

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Do the genes determine your fate and health?

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