SICKNESS, and DISEASE, …..it’s NOT Always Genetic……
NOTE: A person diet/nutrition can heal beyond what most believe, learn here!
A Pregnant Mother’s Diet May Turn the Genes Around ….
By SANDRA BLAKESLEE OCT. 7, 2003
“Taken from the above article”
Scientists have long known that what pregnant mothers eat – “whether they are mice, fruit flies or humans” — can profoundly affect the susceptibility of their offspring to disease. But until now they have not understood why, said Dr. Randy Jirtle, a professor of radiation oncology at Duke and senior investigator of the study, which was reported in the Aug. 1 issue of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
The research is a milestone in the relatively new science of epigenetics, the study of how environmental factors like diet, stress and maternal nutrition can change gene function without altering the DNA sequence in any way.
Such factors have been shown to play a role in cancer, stroke, diabetes, schizophrenia, manic depression and other diseases as well as in shaping behavioral traits in offspring.
For answers, epigeneticists are looking at biological mechanisms “other than mutation” that affect how genes function. One, called methylation, acts like a gas pedal or brake. It can turn gene expression up or down, on or off, depending on how much of it is around and what part of the genetic machinery it affects.
During methylation, a quartet of atoms called a methyl group attaches to a gene at a specific point and induces changes in the way the gene is expressed.
Finally, methyl groups play a critical role in controlling genes involved in prenatal and postnatal development, including some 80 genes inherited from only one parent. Because these so-called imprinted genes must be methylated to function, they are vulnerable to diet and other environmental factors.
Methylation is nature’s way of allowing environmental factors “to tweak gene expression” without making permanent mutations, Dr. Jirtle said.
“Fleeting exposure” to anything that influences methylation patterns during development can change the animal or person for a lifetime. Methyl groups are entirely derived from the foods people eat. And the effect may be good or bad. Maternal diet during pregnancy is consequently very important, but in ways that are not yet fully understood.
It is highly important to realize that through our diet, or “nutritional intake” we can make tremendous impact on our health, healing and longevity!
Imagine, if we were to do some research, investigating, and use some follow through, we could do to extend the length of life, and the quality of life for ourselves and those we love?
Our physical bodies are “constantly re-growing,” rebuilding cells, tissues, and creating new life forces within us!
This article shows, just another important factor about “how much it really does matter,” about “what we eat,” how we eat, and “the major impact that each decision makes!”
THOUGHT: Think about young children, as they are in their “formative stages!” So, “what do you want for them,” not just “now,” but “later” in their life also? What about your significant other?
Humans are a literal “renewable resource,” should we want! I have seen many, yes many, “radically change their state of well-being” and their performance levels, “all through diet and supplementation!”
Listen and pay attention to just “how much growth the body” has, plus imagine “how important your nutrition is” for optimum health and performance?
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