In a Reuters article Will Dunham reports that comprehensive lifestyle changes including a better diet and more exercise can lead not only to a better physique, but also to swift and dramatic changes at the genetic level.
Researchers tracked 30 men with low-risk prostate cancer who decided against conventional medical treatment such as surgery and radiation or hormone therapy.
The men underwent three months of major lifestyle changes, including eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and soy products, moderate exercise such as walking for half an hour a day, and an hour of daily stress management methods such as meditation.
As expected, they lost weight, lowered their blood pressure and saw other health improvements. But the researchers found more profound changes when they compared prostate biopsies taken before and after the lifestyle changes.
After the three months, the men had changes in activity in about 500 genes — including 48 that were turned on and 453 genes that were turned off.
The activity of disease-preventing genes increased while a number of disease-promoting genes, including those involved in prostate cancer and breast cancer, shut down, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The research was led by Dr. Dean Ornish, head of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California.
“It’s an exciting finding because so often people say, ‘Oh, it’s all in my genes, what can I do?’ Well, it turns out you may be able to do a lot,” said Ornish, who is also affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco.
Here are two ABC News reports on Dr. Dean Ornish‘s study: Gene Modification Through Lifestyle and Doc Prescribes Cancer Fighting Diet.
Up until 14 years ago I was a couch potato most of my life. I hated to sweat and did very little to exercise. As I lost over 100 pounds, I began to exercise and now I love it and I love to be on the road on my bike.
If you hate to exercise, hypnosis can help you change your attitude and who knows, you may actually discover that you love to exericse – that’s how it was for me.
Also, if all thought, all memory and all emotion occurs and is stored in every cell of the body, then using hypnotherapy you can change your thoughts which will change your genetics.
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Every day at the time of my choosing my body becomes restless and wants to move and the only satisfaction is to exercise.
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