The intersection of how your inherited genetics are influenced by your lifestyle and surrounding environment.
Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors (diet, activity level, sleep patterns, stress) and your environment affect the way your inherited genes function.
As it is in a poker card game, it is not the cards you are dealt, it is how you play them; So it is with epigenetics. It is not simply the genes you inherited, but how those genes interact with lifestyle and environmental factors that influence your quality and ultimately the longevity of your life.
Your epigenetics change throughout your life. While some inherited genes may be protective for cardiac function, poor lifestyle habits may change these once protective genes to harmful cardiac genes. Reversely, you may have a unfavorable family history of cardiac function, however wise lifestyle choices will inhibit those harmful genes from expression and may even stimulate genes for favorable cardiac function.
At Total Body Wellness Life Enhancement Center, our goal is to develop a personalized plan of action for you to promote favorable epigenetics.