Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work.
Epigenetic research is bringing forth the incredibly powerful knowledge that contrary to what we may have been taught, it’s not our genes that cause health or lack thereof, but rather it’s the behaviors and environment to which we subject our cells, that determines how our genes react or adapt.
The study of epigenetics offers us great hope in the reality that we are not victim to the genes we were born with, but instead the choices we make, the things we eat, the way we think, the actions we make, and the ways we choose to live our lives actually matter and make a difference in the expression of our genes.
One of my favorite books for beginning to understand the power of epigenetics is The Biology of Belief, by Dr. Bruce Lipton.
Below are 10 summaries with the linked corresponding epigenetic preconception research compiled from The Schaefer Protocol and Dr. Marcia Schaefer.
BONUS: We make decisions in health based on what our foundations tell us. The pathogenic model looks to treat the disease, whereas the salutogenic model looks to understand the person and situation. This article is a great read to introduce a new way of thinking about your health.