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Are our health symptoms the result of our genetics or are they caused by our daily habits?
Genetics or lifestyle?
Genetics obviously influence our overall predisposition to certain health conditions. But we can’t just correlate our genetics to causing a condition to which we might be predisposed. We need to also correlate symptoms being caused from lifestyle/environment as well–diabetes is a perfect example of this.
A toxic body and health issues
Let’s be honest…a body poisoned is a body that will reflect many imbalances. Unfortunately, many of these imbalances are blamed on genetics, leading us to believe we are “stuck” with what we inherited.
A novel concept?
What IF reducing chemicals and changing diet allowed areas of the body to rest and let the human body do what it does naturally? Heal. A novel concept in today’s medical system… yes? But it shouldn’t be novel. It’s common sense that removing the things toxifying the body might cause less health issues. Changing diet to have far less sugar and starches that is common in today’s diets can have huge impact on overall health to reduce symptoms. This should be as plain as the nose on our face to our medical system. But is it? Far too often we-and our medical system, are correlating our symptoms to our predisposed genetics. Just because we believe this to be so, it doesn’t mean genetics caused our current symptoms and health issues. . Let’s review how our system is currently operating….
The current system
When we go to the doctor for a medical appointment, we no longer have a “consultation”. We have a doctor, a computer and a prescription pad. We get sent out the door with the summary that our current symptoms correlate to our predisposed condition. And this is sad. Because too many people today truly don’t know the chemicals in sunscreen, shampoo, fragrance or processed foods and the health disruption/damage they cause. Truth be told, neither do our doctors. Or, if they do, they don’t believe it makes a big difference. Very many people can testify to the power of life changes through alternative health in reducing symptoms.
The flip side
Of course, the flip side of this coin is not just toxicity from chemicals in environment. It’s also toxicity to the body through processed (non) foods that do not contain real nutrition. Nothing will deliver the nutrients a body needs like organic, whole foods.
Pulling the trigger
Dr. Carolyn Dean reinforces that many of our health symptoms are used to decide we have a genetic mutation/condition when, in fact, it is much more likely to be from our “pulling the trigger” on our genetic predisposition rather than being caused from a genetic condition:
“…one important thing science doesn’t emphasize enough is that correlation is not causation. People with certain mutations may have these symptoms but if you have these symptoms it doesn’t mean you have these mutations”*. Carolyn Dean MD ND
Avoiding the condition
The body exhibits symptoms that are the body’s cry for help. If we push those symptoms to the side by correlating their being caused from a predisposed genetic condition, we end up treating the condition rather than looking for causes other than genetics. This is the concern over women cutting off breasts because they have the BRCA gene yet giving no education how vital it is to avoid chemicals that elevate “bad” estrogen in their body to contribute to breast cancer. Our society’s fixation on “avoiding” the predisposed condition by subjecting to invasive vaccines/tests/surgeries/meds or genetic testing to try and “prevent” disease/illness is a backwards approach to wellness.
Are we predisposed…or are we toxic?
Here’s the thing…we can be predisposed through genetics BUT we can pull the trigger through stress, diet and chemical toxicity in the body. Blame genetics. That’s fine. They do influence to a degree. But not nearly as much as our lifestyle. The correlation of symptoms a person experiences can be every bit as much from lifestyle/foods/chemicals as it can from genetics. Correlating our symptoms to being caused by a genetic disease/condition is a faulty mindset.
Live clean-put faith in your body AND your Creator
Man never wins at the game of science over nature. And, a whole lot of people suffer needlessly by following the rules of the game (i.e. meds, medical testing and surgeries).
Playing the game–the right way
You are in charge. Nobody can make you do something you don’t want. That includes medical procedures but it also includes changing your diet and lifestyle. You can’t be forced to eat clean, live clean. It’s only you who makes that decision. Playing the “blame game” on genetics means accepting the fallacy that diet and environment don’t have a big influence on health. The sooner we accept that and play our game while following the lifestyle we choose, the sooner we start to live a better quality of life…one that doesn’t include living in fear.