Nutrition is predominant factor on whether disease genes are turned on or off

We now know that genes have switches that allow them to be turned on or off, and that numerous genes in our cells are continuously turned off and unused. For example, we know that a cartilage cell in the knee joint has all the genes necessary to be a brain neuron or a heart cell, but it remains a cartilage cell because the genes that would make it otherwise are turned off. Recently experiments have sown that brain cells can indeed be transformed into heart cells merely by turning on the heart-cell genes.

It is true that some of us carry genes that make us more prone to early heart attack, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or cancer, yet for these genes to cause these diseases, they must be turned on. As long as they are off, we are safe. So what regulates these "on" and "off" switches? Several factors contribute, including stress, physical trauma, and environmental agents, but the most important element of all is nutrition.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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