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Offline boysmama

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Epigenetics
« on: January 20, 2009, 05:49:36 PM »
Does any one here have any interest in epigenetics? Does anyone read sciencedaily?

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Re: Epigenetics
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 06:06:57 PM »
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Re: Epigenetics
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 06:39:47 PM »
Here's the WIKI definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics

Frankly, I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the whole idea. I keep coming back to it because it's like going to bed with that algebra problem on your mind knowing you know the answer but can't quite retrieve it and then waking up with the answer clear as day.
That same "sense" tells me that there is something to epigenetics that is one of the missing pieces I need to understand health and the body's ability to heal under the right circumstances.

In short, I think this may be a scientific explanation as to  why a quality, natural, and non-toxic lifestyle is important to one's own health and the health of subsequent generations- why diet works and how diet and lifestyle might be tweaked to create even more of an improvement in certain diseases and illnesses. I totally believe in pathological illness, and some genetic disorders, but there is more to disease and illness than those can explain IMO.
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Re: Epigenetics
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 10:31:51 AM »
Bumping this up...hoping for some discussion.  ;D

Offline born-an-okie

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Re: Epigenetics
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 04:24:17 PM »
I'll be getting back to this thread soon (I hope).  Just looking for some specific articles that made sense to me regarding epigenetics and healing.  Not sure where I bookmarked them (or if I did).

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Re: Epigenetics
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 04:21:00 PM »
Okay, I'm back to this again.  I never did find the article that I was looking for, but I stumbled across this one today.  http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi158.html

These two are linked in the first article:
http://discovermagazine.com/2006/nov/cover
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1951968,00.html

I thought there were some great explanations about epigenetics in these articles.  I am amazed at how well it fits into what Dr. Weston Price found in his research of people from around the globe.  Diet can make a HUGE difference in our own health and that of our children.  Other factors in our environment can make a lasting impact as well.  The article that I was originally looking for was about healing the body when certain epigenetic switches had been flipped causing illness, pain, disease, etc.  Basically, how do you flip the switch back the other way?  I haven't given up looking, so I'll post when I find it.

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Re: Epigenetics
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 05:27:52 AM »
I have been studying epigenetics & nutrigenomics for a few years. I have posted what little I know as well as many scientists in the field on my BLOG at http://georgefebish.wordpress.com Please leave comments.