Are we merely the product of our genetic inheritance, or is the future of our health determined by the lifestyle and nutritional choices we make?
This seemingly irreconcilable dichotomy has persisted since the time of the original work on DNA by Watson and Crick.
The pendulum of scientific opinion has swung back and forth, at times favoring the influence of genetic inheritance while at other times favoring the role of modifiable extrinsic factors as playing the dominant role in determining our health outcome.
So what are we to believe?
Most people I talk to are downright confused and frustrated about what to eat and why?
Are we truly the product of our inheritance, or does what we put on our breakfast plates matter most in terms of our health.
I’m not a physician or a nutritionist. I have no supplements to sell, nor any ax to grind. I’m just a regular person who got a diagnosis of hypertension and decided to do something about it.
Switching to a wholesome diet and ditching unhealthy foods got me what I really wanted: I eliminated my hypertension and stopped having those gastrointestinal problems. I have more energy, my skin clarified, and I stopped getting colds and flu’s. I can’t even tell you the last time I had a cold or the flu. I am healthier and free of any type of medications.
But beyond that… I noticed that improving my diet not only benefited my body, it created a profound change in my mindset.
Once you start making better choices, you shed old patterns and behaviors. It spills over into other areas of your life.