My teacher Bruce Lipton has had many new discoveries in the field of epigenetics. This field suggest that fetal and early child environments literally become part of us. The epigenome acts like a dimmer switch or volume control, turning genes on or off, making them shout or whisper. I support clients, helping the return to power by turning up the volume changing the way the brains and bodies function–with enduring consequences for behaviors and mental and physical health.
The genes we’re born with don’t change, but the settings of the epigenome – and hence gene expression—can, especially during critical periods like gestation, the early years and the onset of puberty.
These modifications of their epigenomes have in turn been associated with a host of knock-on effects: anxiety, depression, poor learning, obesity, substance abuse and even cancers. They can change the course of a child’s life.
DNA Is Not Destiny considers the profound social and political implications of these discoveries. If social environments can change our epigenetic settings, and hence alter the way our genes work, then early environments can help or hinder child success and wellbeing in ways that go beyond the individual choices we make.
We can’t change our genes. But we can change the environments which modify our epigenomes. The science, says improved social conditions can provide the biological foundation for healthier, more resilient and successful lives.
In my training with Bruce Lipton I have come to understand the power we have.. Hugs