In the early years of my practice as a chiropractor, a woman who had seen me for physical issues then asked whether we could use the tool of muscle testing to talk with her body about her genes. She had a young child who was born with an obvious physical anomaly, an inherited condition, and she was concerned that any future children might also carry that genetic mutation. I was willing to explore the topic with her, so we gathered information from her body over the course of several sessions as to how she could correct the genetic material she might pass on to future children. I lost touch with her when I left that practice to open my own office. Many years later I ran into her on the street, surrounded with children of varying heights and carrying an infant in her arms. She proudly presented her children to me, and pointed out that they were all free of the hereditary anomaly! I congratulated her on trusting the healing abilities of her body, as well as on her discipline in heeding the advice that her body had given to us.
In the late 1980s when she and I explored the correction of genes, the prevailing belief was that anything inherited was fixed and immutable. As the science of genetics grew, more and more conditions and illnesses were determined to have a genetic component. The inherited aspect freed some people from guilt over their behaviors, yet others felt doomed to develop the illnesses of their parents or grandparents. The study of genomes and gene therapy continued to expand, and in the ensuing 25 years it has become clear that the genes in every cell can and do change, and often! Segments turn on when bathed with certain nutrients and emotions, and turn off when those conditions change. Multiple genes are affected by a change in mood, with some being turned on and others being turned off. The protective endings of chromosomes, called telomeres, can lengthen or shorten according to our activities. Numerous scientists and authors have written books for the general public so that they can get the word out to people that they are NOT victims of their genes!
So how do we nourish our genes? The focus of our minds plays a very important role, because each mental reaction has a biochemical result that bathes every cell of the body. Similar to exercising ones’ muscles to become stronger, we need to shift our attitudes frequently to clear feelings of stress, irritation, and hostility. Bathing our minds and bodies with peaceful, relaxing thoughts and images allows genetic and cellular functions to change for the better. It is also important to eat vibrant, living foods; to drink many glasses of good quality water daily; to replenish the body’s need for electrolytes and enzymes; to cut down on the use of stimulants; to limit exposure to toxins in our everyday environment; to increase movement and exercise; to connect with nature, the earth, and the sky; and to take time to be creative and have fun.
If you are interested in learning more, check out books by Dawson Church, David R Hamilton, Joyce Whiteley Hawkes, Bruce H Lipton, Lynne McTaggart, Kazuo Murakami, and others. It is fascinating and empowering to learn how to nourish your genes!
July 7, 2013