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Epigenetics

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About epigenetics (Era II Medicine) and taking back one’s power – it’s not all in the genes!

We are not the victims of our genes, our DNA or the sins of our forefathers. Genetic potential versus inevitability. Soul lessons. Releasing errors in thinking from receptors on the cell membranes.

Epigenetics: ‘epi’ means ‘above’ or ‘over’ the genetic information encoded in the DNA.

Cross section through a typical cell

Cross section through a typical cell

Cell membrane section enlarged with cytoplasm interior of cell and section of nucleus with DNA

Cell membrane section enlarged with cytoplasm interior of cell and section of nucleus with DNA

The emerging field of epigenetics (epi = above) is showing us that the cell membrane and its receptor binding sites, supersede the genetic code and can restore cell function, even genetic in origin. The environment of the cell is ultimately responsible for the efficacy of cell function through selective binding to receptors.

The cell environment includes nutrients, oxygen, water, the vibrations of thoughts and emotions via the molecules of emotion (peptides or informational substances), and ultimately our sense of our soul connection to our Source or Inner Being, to encourage a higher vibration of molecules binding to receptors on cell membranes (field of metagenetics). Understanding this, will help us know that we’re not helpless victims of our genetic heritage, but powerful beings who can take charge of our own health and wellbeing, by changing the environment of the cell, to ensure correct and effective messages enter through the cell membrane, right into the nucleus and DNA, where transcription for protein synthesis, and ultimately cell functions, take place.

Decide today to CHOOSE to change your inner and outer life for improved health enhancing behaviour. Chronic illness (such as diabetes) when regarded as health challenge, is often the first prompt to search for deeper meaning, realising what is important in life and then making the necessary adaptations for a healthier lifestyle. Genetics do play a part in illness by determining the physical weak links, that is, the physical system where it will manifest first by way of symptoms, such as ongoing increased blood sugar levels. If you take care of the epigenetic environment however, the genetic expression can, and will, be changed, or never even express.

 

Epigenetic direct environment – all of which is in our control to manage and optimise:

  • Water – the interior of each cell is water
  • Oxygen: Breathing – if we breathe properly, cells get more oxygen for energy and cell function)
  • Nutrients, micronutrients (food as medicine) – the healthy, super foods we eat or drink, provides fuel and support for all optimal cell functions
  • Hormones, communication (ligand or primary messenger, informational substances)
  • Thoughts, emotions: vibration of molecules of emotion – the mental-emotional and spiritual aspects of health, also the ligands or primary messenger molecules, IS)
  • The cell membrane is therefore the true brain of the cell
  • Epigenetic environment is the area of hope and control over our own health, wellbeing and DNA expression

 

We are not the victims of our genes!

DNA was discovered, identified and found to be the hereditary, or inherited, genetic material in the mid-20th century. The belief system at the time was that our genes were like blueprints that self-regulate and lead to the assembly and function of the proteins that make up a human being. Refer to the table on Era I Medicine. This is the model of genetic determinism or being controlled by our genes, that has been the predominant thought for the last 100 years. Life was controlled by genetics.

The fundamental belief called genetic determinism literally means that our lives, which are defined as our physical, physiological and emotional behavioural traits, are controlled by our genetic code. This kind of belief system leads to human beings being victims. If the genes control our life function and health, then our lives are being controlled by things outside of our ability to change them. This leads to victimisation and the helpless belief that the illnesses and diseases that run in families are propagated through the passing of genes associated with those attributes. Laboratory evidence shows this is not true!

When we buy into being a victim, we automatically buy into needing a rescuer, meaning we accept that somebody else is going to save us from ourselves. This is the unfortunate situation the medical community finds itself in.

As Dr Bruce Lipton (author of ‘Biology of Belief’) said in a recent interview: ‘The genetic determinism belief system has been revised over the past fifteen years, however, these revisions are being recognised only at the level of the biomedical research scientists and are not making their way to the public. In the meantime, the mass media continues to portray that ‘a gene controls this’ and ‘a gene controls that’. Published papers on cell biology are still interpreting research findings through the model of determinism, reinforcing the erroneous idea that science will rescue us from our own genetics.

He further states that from one single gene, epigenetic regulation can provide for 30 thousand different variations of expression. Therefore, it’s not about one faulty gene expressing as one inevitable code for a specific illness.

Scientists undertook the ‘Genome Project’ sure they were going to discover 150 000 genes because their model was based on genetic determinism that each gene controlled one character of the human being. Since proteins build our physical and behavioural traits and there were over 150 000 known proteins, they expected to find 150 000 genes. One gene for each protein was their model. Instead, only 23 000 genes were found! Now we understand that each gene can produce over 30 000 variations. To understand the potential variations of genetic expression you could multiply each gene by 30 000 possibilities. A genetic inherited mistake, is therefore simply a possibility, and not an inevitability at all! Every one of us can take responsibility for our own epigenetic environment by consciously choosing 30 000 different ways of enhancing our health and wellbeing.

The brain is a receiver and transmitter of radiofrequency-like signals. It reads environmental signals, interprets the signals and then regulates the body’s chemistry that controls the genetic expression of the cells. Interpretation by the mind (more than the brain, actually an energy field) is critical because the brain only reads or receives environmental images or signals, but has no opinion as to what those images mean. The mind interprets the environmental signals through the filter of past learning experiences. For example, if a young child experienced the neighbour’s dog as threatening, then whenever a dog is seen or heard, the mind’s interpretation will stimulate the brain to release neurochemicals that control cell behaviour and gene activity to coordinate a protective stress survival response. Once the child grows up, it realises not all dogs are dangerous, and might even have a dog as pet. However, if learnt responses from childhood, are not dealt with as the child is growing up, it may become trapped in cell memories, unconsciously eliciting an inappropriate stress response whenever a dog is seen or heard. This creates long term fear loops, that might ultimately have an impact on the child as adult’s, health and wellbeing.

What is inherited though, might be a way of viewing the world: a safe space, or a fearful place. The developing brain and receptor sites on all cell membranes of a child (receptor sites based on the mother’s emotions, are made long before child birth, to prepare the baby for the world it will enter) perceives images of the world. If those images are threatening, it will release different regulatory biochemical signals into the body, compared to perceiving images of love and acceptance, allowing for a happy, joyful, peaceful world.

* Each person is different and results will vary.

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