Stop Blaming Your Genes – You Are In Control of You


Source: PreventDisease.com
Mae Chan
September 1, 2016

There is a chronic anxiety among populations who focus on the diseases acquired by their genetic line. Many define the potential of their own health based on what happened to their father and mother. Although a great deal of who we are appears to have been written in our genes, our actual health potential is more determined by our lifestyle, what we consume, our environment but more than anything else, what we think.

Every thought creates a physiological response in the body, or in other words, every thought we think produces a physical reality. Esoteric and spiritual teachers have known for ages that our body is programmable by language, words and thought. This has now been scientifically proven and explained.

Studies at the world-leading Minnesota Center for Twin and Family suggest that many of our traits are more than 50% inherited, including obedience to authority, vulnerability to stress, and risk-seeking. Researchers have even suggested that when it comes to issues such as religion and politics, our choices are much more determined by our genes than we think.

Many find this disturbing. The idea that unconscious biological forces drive our beliefs and actions would seem to pose a real threat to our free will. We like to think that we make choices on the basis of our own conscious deliberations. But isn’t all that thinking things over irrelevant if our final decision was already written in our genetic code? And doesn’t the whole edifice of personal responsibility collapse if we accept that “my genes made me do it”?

Genes are only part of our health story, explains Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, author of the book, Genetic Nutritioneering: How You Can Modify Inherited Traits and Live a Longer, Healthier Life. The propensity for certain health conditions that you inherit from your family is not, by a long shot, the sole determinant of whether or not most folks will get sick. Your lifestyle choices have a significant impact, especially when it comes to chronic illnesses such as heart disease.

Epigenetic Switch

In the fields of infant nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome, the term “metabolic programming” has been coined to give a name to the observation that environmental experiences early in life may be “genomically” remembered and give rise to health outcomes manifesting later in life. Epigenetics emerges as an important mechanism underlying this phenomenon.

Epigenetics is the phenomena whereby genetically identical cells express their genes differently, resulting in different physical traits. Researchers from the Boston University Cancer Center published two articles about this in Anticancer Research and Epigenomics.

Cancer progression is extremely complex, however. It also is well known that new mutations and the activation of more cancer causing genes occur throughout the development and progression of cancer.

“If we believe that everything in nature occurs in an organized fashion, then it is logical to assume that cancer development cannot be as disorganized as it may seem,” said Sibaji Sarkar, PhD, instructor of medicine at BUSM and the articles corresponding author. “There should be a general mechanism that initiates cancer progression from predisposed progenitor cells, which likely involves epigenetic changes.”

Increasingly, biologists are finding that non-genetic variation acquired during the life of an organism can sometimes be passed on to offspring–a phenomenon known as epigenetic inheritance.

The majority of epigenetic changes occur at specific times in an individual’s life, from their time in the womb, to the development as newborns, then in puberty, and again in old age.

Environmental factors that influence epigenetic patterns — e.g., diet, epigenetic disruptors in the environment such as chemicals, etc. – may also have long term, multigenerational effects.

In recent years, faith in the explanatory power of genes has waned. Today, few scientists believe that there is a simple “gene for” anything. Almost all inherited features or traits are the products of complex interactions of numerous genes combined with processes we have no concept of. However, the fact that there is no one genetic trigger has not by itself undermined the claim that many of our deepest character traits, dispositions and even opinions are genetically determined. This worry is only slightly tempered by what we are learning about epigenetics, which shows how many inherited traits only get “switched on” in certain environments.

The common mistake people make is to assume that if, for example, a disease is 90% heritable, then 90% of people with that disease inherited the condition from their parents. But heritability is not about “chance or risk of passing it on”, said Tim Spector, Professor of Genetics and Author. “It simply means how much of the variation within a given population is down to genes. Crucially, this will be different according to the environment of that population.

Cellular Inheritance

Biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The different kinds of cells in our bodies provide an example. Skin cells and brain cells have different forms and functions, despite having exactly the same DNA. There must be mechanisms–other than DNA–that make sure skin cells stay skin cells when they divide.

The existence of this epigenetic switch is indirectly supported by the fact that tumors develop through different stages. When cells rapidly grow during cancer progression, they become stuck in their current stage of development and their cell characteristics do not change. This is the reason that there are so many types of leukemia — the characteristics that a leukemia cell possesses when it begins to rapidly grow and expand are the characteristics that it will keep until the rapid growth stops.

Dr. Bruce Lipton
refers to the work of Dr. Dean Ornish to extrapolate. “Dr. Ornish has taken conventional cardiovascular patients, provided them with important lifestyle insights (better diet, stress-reduction techniques, and so on), and without drugs, the cardiovascular disease was resolved. Ornish relayed that if he’d gotten the same results with a drug, every doctor would be prescribing it.”

Even the strictest lifestyle changes don’t cure cancer in everyone. What about genetic predispositions to getting the disease? “It used to be that we thought a mutant gene caused cancer,” Lipton admitted, “but with epigenetics, all of that has changed.”

“If we believe that all of the irreversible changes, mutations and effects of carcinogens make cells rapidly grow, then the mechanism that allows cells to stop growing and assume new changes in character must be of great importance,” added Sarkar. “The study of cancer progression is key to understanding how cancer cells continue to differentiate.”During cancer progression, there are different stages of rapid growth and differentiation. The control that allows for this switch between growth and differentiation can only be achieved through reversible mechanisms, such as epigenetic changes.

If we believe that all of the irreversible changes, mutations and effects of carcinogens make cells rapidly grow, then the mechanism that allows cells to stop growing and assume new changes in character must be of great importance,” added Sarkar. “The study of cancer progression is key to understanding how cancer cells continue to differentiate.”During cancer progression, there are different stages of rapid growth and differentiation. The control that allows for this switch between growth and differentiation can only be achieved through reversible mechanisms, such as epigenetic changes.

Sarkar and colleagues have previously proposed that epigenetic changes are involved in cancer progenitor cell formation and cancer progression. They also believe that epigenetic changes have the ability to control rapid growth and change of characteristics (different grades/types of tumors) which may involve physiological processes that the cancer cells are subjected to within the body’s terrain.

Identical twins show us that in the nature-versus-nurture debate, there is no winner. Both have their role to play in shaping who we are. But although we have reason to doubt that our genes determine our lives in some absolute way, this does not solve a bigger worry about whether or not we have free will.

Who we are appears to be a product of both nature, nurture and consciousness itself in whatever proportion they contribute. You are often shaped by forces beyond yourself, and can choose what you become. And so when you go on to make the choices in life that really matter, you do so on the basis of beliefs, values and dispositions that you have chosen whether you are conscious of those choices or not.

It is very possible that our entire reality is define but what we feel and this shapes what we are. We always have free choice and will to make ourselves into something that we believe we are. The question is, do you believe it?

Read More At: PreventDisease.com

Sources:
futuremedicine.com
theguardian.com
brucelipton.com

Ancient Knowledge [Part 1] – Consciousness, Sacred Geometry, Cymatics, Illusion of Reality

TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
June 23, 2016

“If you have a golfball sized consciousness…when you read a book you’ll have a golfball size understanding…When you look out, a golfball sized awareness, and when you wake up in the morning…a golfball sized weightfullness…But if you could expand that consciousness…then you read the book…more understanding, you look out, more awareness…when you wake up, more weightfullness.  It’s consciousness.  And there is an ocean of pure vibrant consciousness inside each one of us.  And its right at the source and base of mind, right at the source of thought – It’s also at the source of matter.”

To understand the world around us, we must take a deeper look into what composes our very reality.  To comprehend our very reality, we need to discern which laws the universe follows.

Once we begin to understand the components which make this grand dream we call life, a larger picture is webbed – one of beautiful & endless information.  Yet, this information is malleable by mere thought, for intent itself – consciousness – is what drives the universe.

Two Things to Read on Martin Luther King Day

ALPHATHINKING!

LibertyBlitzkrieg.com
Michael Krieger
January 18, 2016

When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men seek to perpetrate an unjust ‘status quo’, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice.

– Martin Luther King Jr

The more I read of Dr. King’s words, the more impressed I become with his timeless wisdom, intellect and courage. On this day when we remember the man, it’s very important to appreciate two things. First, while MLK was a peaceful man, he was unquestionably a fierce revolutionary against the prevailing status quo. While his cause and struggle look so obvious in 2016, in his day many segments of American society considered him the enemy, including the U.S. government. For example, we now know that the FBI actually wrote him a letter suggesting he commit suicide.

As such, beyond his eloquent words, his message of love and a relentless fight for justice, we must also remember that the power structure was very much against the man and everything he stood for. Indeed, the reason “the state” is almost always on the wrong side of history, is because “the state” is typically nothing more than a collection of self-serving entrenched interests battling to preserve their wealth and power at all costs. All too often, such costs are the well being of the population in general. This is the situation we once again face in 2016.

Continue Reading At: LibertyBlitzkrieg.com

The Nature of Reality, Consciousness & Evolution with Tom Campbell

[Part 1] Host Evita Ochel hosts physicist Tom Campbell as he discusses his MBT Theory and he begins by delving into transcendental meditation, and then dovetails into other aspects of his theory of everything which include out of body experiences, what is reality, parallel processing in multiple realities, knowing vs experiencing, the limitation of words to describe experiences, the non-objective nature of our reality, double slit experiment, the probabilistic nature of reality, the origin of the Big Bang, the limitations of Albert Einstein’s work, the definition of consciousness, connection of reality to consciousness, the nature of reality as virtual, placebo effect and mind healing, is it possible to be an objective human being, the uncertainty of our reality, the subjective nature of our reality, the rule set of reality, the consistency of reality, the power of intent, the role of fear and ego in creating our reality & tips for creating an optimal reality

[Part 2 Below ] Topics include further exploration of what it means to live in a virtual reality
– the possibility of breaking the rule set of reality
– the role of free will
– the role of personal responsibility
– how the mind can change reality
– the potential of prayer
– the ego’s influence on reality
– implications of positive thinking vs negative thinking
– how we can change the world – collective reality
– what is the purpose of life
– what is the purpose of a virtual reality
– the role of evolution in a digital information system
– the role of interaction and relationships for evolution
– how the rules of a virtual reality system relate to our evolution
– the role of love and fear in evolution
– feedback in a virtual reality system
– reincarnation and role of death
– the limitations of beliefs with regards to evolution
– explanation of entropy and its importance for our evolution
– what makes us more powerful people
– an explanation of decision space and what influences it
– entropy in relationship to personal decision space
– understanding the potential and limitations of the Law of Attraction
– the value of intent

[Part 3 Below] Tom talks about and/or explains the following topics:

– the impact all of our choices (work, relationship, food, entertainment, etc) on the quality and nature of our reality
– how we create our own reality
– the role of physics in a future consciousness awakening/expansion
– Dr. Edward Fredkin’s work of reality as a simulation
– the role of “other” in the creation of reality
– the limitations of science
– the merging of science and spirituality
– the science of consciousness
– spiritual evolution and 2012
– Earth changes in relevance to 2012
– the need for spiritual and scientific preparation
– advice for personal spiritual evolution
– the nature of relationships and falling in love
– the importance of doing things for the sake of being, rather than doing
– the importance of being the change we wish to see
– spiritual quest dynamics
– the value of being versus doing
– expectations, ego, fear and how they relate to spiritual evolution
– the current and future state of planet Earth

Ancient Knowledge [Part 2] – Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, Phi in Nature, DNA

Ancient Knowledge [Part 1] – Consciousness, Sacred Geometry, Cymatics, Illusion of Reality

To understand the world around us, we must take a deeper look into what composes our very reality.  To comprehend our very reality, we need to discern which laws the universe follows.

Once we begin to understand the components which make this grand dream we call life, a larger picture is webbed – one of beautiful & endless information.  Yet, this information is malleable by mere thought, for intent itself – consciousness – is what drives the universe.

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The Ancients knew much more than given credit for regarding Life, The Universe, Astronomy, Advanced Mathematics, Magnetism, Healing, Unseen Forces, etc.

Encoded knowledge is information that is conveyed in signs and symbols.  These can be found all over the world.  All these ancient symbols and geometric patterns [Sacred Geometry] illustrate unseen forces at work.  What are we not being told by the establishment?  Is there more to life out there than what we are brought up to believe?  Is the Universe, the Earth, and its people, vastly more wondrous than we could have ever imagined?