How Your Health Choices Can Change Your Genes

Well, here is one more article hitting the same important nail again!…

The only thing I would disagree with is the words “We are at the mercy of our genes”, and even also the reverse expression used as well: “Our genes are at the mercy of our…” whatever:

Nobody is “at the mercy” of anybody, we aren’t fighting against each other, it is all actually a collaborative venture, our cells doing their work as best they can as cells, with whatever genes they happen to have, even when we don’t help them at all through our life-style to keep our body healthy.

If we start consciously and deliberately helping them to keep our body healthy, then they will all the more acknowledge our health intent  – we just have to be careful not to focus on our fear and on the illnesses we want to avoid, but rather focus on confidence and the result we want to obtain… healthy and happy cells, for a happy and healthy body!


Since researchers cracked the human genome some 10 years ago, we’ve had a heightened awareness of the importance of genetics in our risk for certain diseases and disorders, both mental and physical. Subsequent studies have continued to find connections between our genetic profiles and our likelihood of developing health problems, from breast cancer and heart attack to depression, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease. Some people choose to undergo genetic tests to determine whether they carry copies of specific genes that put them at higher risk for various diseases. Knowing that one possesses Man_DNA_Lightcopies of “cancer genes,” for example, can lead to some tough decisions about where to go from there.

“Our genes are modified by the choices we make every day – the foods we put in our bodies, the chemicals we are exposed to, how active we opt to be, and even our social environments.”

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. donsalmon
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 13:17:13

    Wonderful post. You may enjoy reading more about epigenetics at our website:

    and very closely related are neuroplasticity:

    and placebos:



  2. Bhaga
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 13:40:51

    Very nice site! Very calming atmosphere and presentation, simple and clear, but not in the ‘administrative’, ‘bureaucratic’ way. All articles very good, great summaries of things i knew of course already (as I should, being a researcher in this field, in my own way). But what do you mean by “our website”?Would you mind elaborating a little (or a lot!)…?



    • donsalmon
      Jan 09, 2014 @ 13:56:47

      oh, I’m sorry. Jan (my wife – I think you know her? Jan Maslow?) and I have been working on this site for quite some time. It’s almost ready to go “fully public” – we’re working on videos and music to put up – hopefully by early spring. Will tell you more soon – on my way to conducting a disability evaluation.

      By the way, many thoughts about your response to my Zumba piece. I worked with dancers for almost 20 years and my favorite thing was to improvise music to their improvised dance. Extraordinary stuff happened. Synchronistically, just before seeing your reaction, I wrote up a short story about a rather amazing “structured dance-music” improv that occurred many years ago in Santa Cruz, CA, in which some “paranormal” (really, normal, but that’s the way the world is today) stuff happened.

      Will send soon…



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