Growing up, we assumed that if we were born to healthy parents, whose parents were healthy, we would live until a ripe old age. We weren’t old enough to understand what that meant, or what it was down to, but subconsciously we were drawing conclusions about our gene pool.
More recently, research has established a new thinking on genes and how our genes work. Where genes once controlled our lifestyle, it’s now known that it’s our lifestyle that controls our genes. If we get the lifestyle right, our genes will continue to protect us.
How well we control our emotions, will determine our genes. Where genes play a part in determining hereditary illness, in some cases, living a healthier lifestyle, can change certain outcomes, which in turn set certain genetic markers.
Exercise, nutrition and emotional self-care are known to contribute to controlling our genes. We have to be sensible in our lifestyle choice. We get to have a say in how our bodies respond, when we’re stressed through our emotions and how well we deal with our emotions.
That would certainly explain why people with good family genes, no known hereditary history of illness, die early and why someone with a family disposed to early death through illness, live a long life.