What is Epigenetics?

In this video you’re going to be learning what is Epigenetics.

 

Hey everybody, it’s me Ameer. So, what in the world is Epigenetics? You keep on hearing this word epigenetics being thrown around everywhere on the Internet, here, there, I even talk about it all the time.

Well, let me break it down to you in a very simple way that you can understand. All of us, including you, have the same genes pretty much. We will have the same genetic makeup, 99.999999% all the same.

Now what Epigenetics is, is certain markers in your genes, think of them as a light switches, if all of us have the same gene, but each gene has a different light switch to either be ON or OFF. That’s the analogy I want you guys to think about.

If you are living in an environment that you are eating toxic foods, sleeping poorly, maybe in the presence of chemicals and pollutants, your epigenetic switch should be on for maybe cancer. But say you are living in an environment that you eat clean foods, you sleep properly, and you live a fulfilled life of exercise, health, your epigenetic switch should be off.

This is Epigenetics. It’s not your actual DNA changing and manipulating, it’s your DNA’s expression, like a light switch, it’s either on or off. That’s the most simplistic way I can explain to you what epigenetics is.

The beauty about this is, you can change your environment, and you can control your epigenetics.

Your epigenetics is not set in stone. Like a light switch, you go in and out of the door, on and off. You can control it any single way you want, it’s up to you. Are you going to have your gene on for health or you’re going to have your gene off for health.?

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This information is not intended to take the place of medical advice. Please check with your health care providers prior to starting any new dietary or exercise program. AmeerRosic is not responsible for the outcome of any decision made based off the information presented in this article.


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  • Barb11

    Hi Ameer,
    I had recently my DNA tested and among others it came out
    that I am compound heterozygous in MTHFR. My understanding is that it means
    that the switch is on no matter what I do but by taking methylated forms of
    folate and vit B12 I can minimize the impact of that mutation on my body. Is it
    right?
    Thank you.

  • http://www.ameerrosic.com/ AmeerRosic

    Barb11  do a degree…Yup