W H A T   I S  E P I G E N E T I C S ? 

T H E  B A S I C S

Cells are fundamental working units of every human being. All the instructions required to direct their activities are contained within the chemical deoxyribonucleic acid, also known as DNA.

DNA from humans is made up of about 3 billion nucleotide bases.
There are 4 types of bases that comprise DNA –
ADENINE, CYTOSINE, GUANINE, and THYMINE.
Within the 3 billion bases, there are about 20,000+ genes. Genes are specific sequences of bases that provide instructions on how to make important proteins – complex molecules that trigger various biological actions to carry out life functions.
Certain circumstances in life can cause genes to be silenced or expressed over time. In other words, they can be turned off (becoming dormant) or turned on (becoming active).”

EPIGENETICS IS EVERYWHERE!

What you eat, where you live, who you interact with, when you sleep, how you exercise, even aging – all of these can eventually cause chemical modifications around the genes that will turn those genes on or off over time. Additionally, in certain diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer’s, various genes will be switched into the opposite state, away from the normal/healthy state.

Even though we are all human, why do some of us have blonde hair or darker skin? Why do some of us hate mushrooms or eggplants? Why are some of us more sociable than others? The different combinations of genes that are turned on or off are what make each one of us unique. Furthermore, there have been indications that some epigenetic changes can be inherited.

EPIGENETICS IS REVERSIBLE

With 20,000+ genes, what will be the result of the different combinations of genes being turned on or off? The possible arrangements are enormous! But if we could map every single cause and effect of the different combinations and if we could reverse the gene’s state to keep the good while eliminating the bad… Then we could theoretically* cure cancer, slow aging, stop obesity, and so much more.

“IMAGINE THAT A HUMAN LIFE IS LIKE A MOVIE, CELLS CAN BE IMAGINED AS ACTORS AND ACTRESSES AND EPIGENETICS IS THE SCRIPT WITH YOU AS A DIRECTOR. IT CAN BE CHANGED AND ALTERED AS YOU WISH.”
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