Epigenetics and Nutrition

If you understand epigenetics, you will make better nutritional decisions that will be specific to the health come you desire. MyHappyGenes is dedicated to helping individuals understand how your genes play a role in your physical, emotional, and mental well being. By understanding your DNA you can better understand your health outcomes. Here are a couple of articles we have written on that subject.

Comparing Natural Methods to Medication

Dietary supplements and natural health products are widely marketed as being safe and effective. More and more people are comparing natural methods to medication because of the side effects that many people experience with over the counter drugs. Since your genes control the way we digest, absorb, and utilize nutrients, variations can change the way our bodies process vitamins and minerals.

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The ways in which genes can express themselves brings us to the concept of epigenetics.  Epigenetics addresses how our genetic expression is affected by our environment, our diet, our thoughts, and emotions.  Genes are merely realms of possibility, waiting to be expressed or to stay dormant. Triggering a gene to switch on occurs when we are exposed to certain substances or stressors. 

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Conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and a host of others are influenced by your genetic makeup, your genome. In fact, many other issues including chronic fatigue, addictions, difficulty in relationships, trust, love, and more are now being seen as more than just character traits of responsibility issues. They can be rooted in how your mind processes information and emotions…and your mind is governed by your genes.