Our Epigenetic Legacy
Throughout our lives genetics has made us the same but epigenetics makes us unique. Epigenetics is like a general commanding troops, gathered together in battalions of DNA (with RNA acting as messengers). These corporal entities allow our resultant lifestyle express itself, and thus essentially make us what we are. Epigenetics interprets our genetic makeup to create our unique body type, feature, outlook and deportment. One aspect of this concept is astounding in that we can actually, over time and with positive effort, change our selves through the process of epigenetic modulation. This can occur when we consistently favor certain existential habits, such as modes of living and socializing.
We are Different in So Many Ways
Epigenetics makes each of us different from year to year, yet as far as our DNA and genes are concerned, we are incredibly similar. Therefore how we live and change our lives can slightly modify our genes. Some scientist said that we change our body's cells every six months; except for the brain which rebuilds itself every seven years.
But in one overarching way, we are extraordinarily similar.
This incredible similarity relates to the most remarkable aspect of our species' existence of almost a million years. As pointed out by Dr. Spencer Wells, reaching far back into humanity's past to 60,000 years ago, humans on the raw edge of our tool making evolution, developed a strong creative impulse.
Starting with primitive survival instincts, our creative urges have helped our species blossom, across countless millennia, into a magnificent flowering of innovative thought, prolific construction and abundant living.
Our Legacy of DNA, Language and Mind
From the simple language and conceptual thinking used in the process of making hunting tools and actual hunting on the African savannah to our space-exploring vehicles reaching for the stars, all races of humanity have inherited a basic DNA sequence that drives our creative instinct. This is the defining element of what it is to be human, and it propels us ever forward to our destiny of dominating our planet and beyond. We are shifting from being body-centric to becomincg mind-centered. Physical space is giving way to mental and conceptual space. Business and industry is moving toward intellectual focus with personal computers, mobile phones and social networks. In some cases this transition is stressful and often non-productive. But slowly, the realization that power resides in the mind not the fist, is taking center stage.
Traveling with our Precious Creative Epigenetic Forces
Genes that manifest creative instincts reside in our ability to epigenetically control and define DNA sequences, which could be thought of as an integration of our corporal and psychic memory banks. Epigenetic modulation began in cognitive thought, grew as we matured physically and mentally through the millennia. In fact this phenomenon can be traced anthropologically from its source in Southern Africa to the Middle East, southward through India, to Australia; and northeast through Kyrgyzstan, then back eastward to Europe and also westward through the Siberian land bridge to the Americas.
The story of our innovative and creative epigenetic modulation of our DNA is our genesis. The phenomenon of epigenetics expression and modulation differentiates us into myriad personalities, social groups and races within our common humanity. This genesis could also be our lifeline in that it can reveal a sense of oneness amongst all our diversity.
Improving our Global Epigenetic Profile with a Beneficial Attitude and Sharing
Beyond our basic survival instinct is the elusive horizon of good nutrition. In some parts of the world this horizon is so distant that deserts and oceans fail the metaphor. Put another way; we as a species, challenge ourselves to dare physical deserts and oceans, even reaching across space to the moon and far beyond, yet we fail to reach across the table in simple acts of sharing. And then when challenged about our attitude, we use politics as an excuse. Doing this and daring to forget our past triumphs, stagnates our epigenetic journey. On the other hand, offering and sharing a loaf of bread across the table of life improves our own DNA in ways few have yet to experience.
Improving our Corporeal Epigenetic Profile with Anti-angiogenesis Nutrition
To give and share life is a noble goal and high reward of our humanity. And some unique corporate entities struggle to fulfill the need for our world's future nutritional requirements. Financial incentives drive the motor of the free world but some research groups have again missed the table as they aim for the bank vault. But research is expensive and we must traverse deep water until we touch dry land. Like explorers discovering heretofore unknown and distant shores, recently scientists have made discoveries in the field of anti-angiogenesis is the new world medicine.
Angiogenesis is the physical creation and regeneration of new blood vessels required to keep us well, and repair cell tissue during injury or disease. If angiogenesis gets out of control, as in a tumour or cancerous situation, the result can be disastrous. But anti-angiogenesis has the potential to be an epigenetic breakthrough, which can unlock some of the keys to a more healthful, fulfilling and extended, life span. The capability of anti-angiogenesis foods, drugs and nutritionals is a potential turning point in a long journey to battle cancer. Anti-angiogenesis, with its capability to turn off out-of-control blood vessel generation in a tumorous cell is a phenomenon of our time.
Living busy dynamic life can causes bodily harm
When we are injured, experience reduced wellness or consume materials that harm us, the body can use angiogenesis to build blood vessels to relieve the problem. When the body encounters microscopic cancer cells angiogenesis can help cancer grow, but anti-angiogenesis foods and drugs can slow the growth of cancer. Tomatoes are a great example of an anti-angiogenetic food.
How We Live Our Lives Modifies What We Are
Epigenetics tailoring modifies our bodies and minds based on the way we live, enculturate and mature. Therefore from birth to maturity we constantly restructure how our bodies interpret our DNA through the means of epigenetic modulation. This opens profound avenues toward the possibility of changing our lives. If we start early enough, we can rebuild our bodies to enable us to live longer.
The Good News and Bad
Of course there are good and bad sides to living in a world of so many immediate and quickly accessible choices. We can head down a path that could ruin our lives by embracing detrimental health habits such as powerful negative emotional urges, excessive drugs, over extending our activities with out restful sleep and poor food choices. But if we intelligently nurture and enhance our bodies, then our epigenetics can produce a miracle of our evolution can help us create a sense of grand existence and universal connectedness.
Expand and Grow Your Genetic Expression
One important thing to remember about epigenetics is that everything you do in your daily life, even how you sleep, affects your your body's genetic expression. Think and expand your scope of living, try new experiences travel and even try a new job every now and then.
One way to expand your job opportunities is to talk to your manager along the lines of being able to help him or her make the company grow. Looking for a just a job is not going to completely fulfill an employer's needs and help his company prosper. An interesting but unspoken possibility could be that he or she might not be aware that your new idea could be the thing the company needs to send profits soaring.
Be more like a consultant, even if you're not getting consultants pay, if you play your cards right you eventually allow the employer branch off into new areas. This will also help the manager say, wow, this guy or gal is valuable to me and my company. Think like a new hire each time you enter the manager's office. He or she might think, I must take care of this employee or my competition will.
Don't Hang up your Epigenetics and Genetic Expression
Letting your mind and body get stuck in a go nowhere rut is not really fair to yourself, your family and your community. Volunteer to help in local community events. Try to be just a bit more than what you thought is possible for your life. Everything we as humans have ever accomplished has been created first through imagination, then through excellent execution. Perhaps in imagining you will be able to step beyond perceived limits.
Eventually, through repetitive reinforcement, your expanding lines of thought and accomplishment will improve your epigenetic expression. Try some of the links on this page to stretch your perspective and see how you can improve various areas of your life.
This website analyses currently available lifestyle information to help you postulate new ideas and build a fresh personal view. Then you can test these new ideas with the communication arts and draw your own conclusions.
Many answers exist in libraries, personal communications and the vastness of the Internet. Like an explorer or hard rock miner, a dedicated lifestyle explorer needs to dig them out like nuggets of the mind for contemplation, consideration and creative construction.
All activities and thoughts of caring mankind are a legacy of our forward-looking existence. May your wellness legacy and epigenetic lifestyle be full of wondrous things and events.
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