How Epigenetics Works
You are a product of your DNA and your epigenetics. You are born with a unique DNA or set of genes that you received from your parents. However, other factors come into play that influence those DNA genes as to how or even if they express themselves. These ‘switches’ are called epigenetic tags.
So what decides if epigenetic tags turn on particular genes or not? The environment is the driving force. The definition of environment in this case means “what you eat, drink, breathe, touch, think, believe or perceive to be true”. And this environment is actually what determines how your epigenetic tags operate and therefore your health or lack of health.
These are exciting times – we understand more than ever how these choices that we make on a daily basis can create changes in the expression of our DNA, literally changing the way we experience the world. Using the 23andme genetic panel, it is now possible to shine a light on the optimal nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to help you be the healthiest you possible.