“DNA lives in a glass case and whatever it says it is gong to be.” - Not True.
We can actively change our gene expression by making lifestyle changes.
About 70% of the genes that code for health and longevity are under our control, based on what we choose to do with our lifestyle choices and our environment.
Environmental medicine is such a hot and emerging crucial factor for health that it will be a key quality of future hospitals - altering hospital environments with various technological implementations (that cutely mimic nature) for better healing outcomes of patients.
99% of the micro RNA in your bloodstream is not from human source. It’s from microbiome.
Microbes carry 8 million strands of DNA compared to your human cells, which carry 22,000.
Microbes make up 90% of all the cells in your body.
Guys, we are mostly bugs!
And these bugs and microbial genes are altered by our environment, lifestyle, thoughts and belief system (mind and consciousness). Not by metabolic disorders or the cancer your mother and her mother had.
So drop the fear, excuse and more importantly the belief that the diseases your parents and grandparents were woefully inflicted with, have predisposed you to that similar disease.
That you have to fear getting bowel cancer because your mother, aunty and grandmother had it. That you’re genes are the reason for your disease. This is rarely the cause.
But if you think that, you invite those diseases.
Focusing on Nuclear DNA (genes) is outdated science. Mitochondrial DNA (environment and lifestyle) is where the determination is at.
Genetics are Actionable.
Become an active participant in determining your healths future.
Tips to Increase Healthy Microbiome
Breath in Microbiome
The nasal structures have turbinates that are like filters from environmental pollutants. We can enhance this with the Ayurvedic practice of Nasya - sniffing oil up the nose. Your digestive tract starts in the nose.
Breath in microbiome. Go into new environments and breathe in. Get into as many macro ecosystem as you can.
Touch A Plant
Sit next to a plant.
Step or sit in dirt.
Self-Abhyanga Oil Massage
The same amount of species of microbes that are in the gut are also on the skin.
Apply oil to the body and giving your self a massage feeds the rich microbe species that live on your skin.
In addition, self-abhyanga has plenty of fantastic other benefits like pacify the nervous system, enhance lymph and blood flow, detoxification and protect from environmental toxins and EMF.
Download your free self-abhyanga poster here.
Drink Thin Lassi (Butter Milk)
Thin lassi is like natures pharmacy and is one of the best way to get good microbiome in your stomach.
For best results, make your own yoghurt then mix 1tsp of yoghurt with 1 cup of water to make lassi.
Check you our Lassi Recipes.
Ghee has the highest source of butyric acid which is gourmet food for the beneficial Clostridium butyricum species.
Research has attested to the fact that the beneficial microbes in the gut actually make their own butyric acid, the active ingredient in butter – and even more concentrated in ghee!
For more info. check out out article The Low Down on Ghee.
Eat food directly off the organic plant it is grown on
Don’t pluck it and wait before you cook it.
Although this is great, actually munching in the garden right off the plant is a powerful way to get intimate with microbes.
Wash your hands less
Infections are transmitted by air, not by shaking someone’s hand.
Be more friendly.
Dr. Zach Bush