Eating for your future

eating for your future

How epigenetics and nutrition can affect your kids

As the common saying goes – “We are what we eat.” And with more knowledge and information about health, diets and nutrition, one would be more aware about what they put into their mouth. Whether it is low-fat, gluten-free, organic, pesticide-free, or whole-range, we would want to consume what would be the best for ourselves and our bodies (though, whether it tastes good or if it is easy on the wallet, is a separate matter).

For a family person, one would be choosing the best food for his or her family to consume – giving the best to their loved ones, in order for them to be healthy and nourished. But, what if our children’s well-being does not begin when you start feeding them the right food since they are young… or even if they are properly fed when they are in their infancy stage? What if, it starts with us, way before your kids are conceived?

 Epigenetics is the study of how individual genes can be activated or deactivated by life experiences.
Through this study, scientists have discovered that the biochemical process of the genes occurs not just during gestation and early development but throughout adulthood, switching genes on or off and altering our mental and physical health.

What one eats can directly affect the DNA through epigenetic modifications – altering the genetic expression. These changes are not limited to one’s own self; they can and are passed onto your children. For example, prenatal diets that are low in folic acid, vitamin B-12, and other nutrients containing “methyl groups” have been linked to an increased risk of asthma and brain and spinal cord defects in children.

By joining Epi Life Coach, we would be able gather information on your Epigenetic features – which could help provide better alternatives to improving your health – hence optimizing your well-being.

We have specifically and consciously chosen products which have proven positive results. Many of these products are available exclusively for our members – from body care, skin care, and modern day anti-pollutants to e-books that will allow you to understand how to optimize your wellbeing.

In order to complement and synchronize your wellness, Epi Life Coach has chosen to also promote stress reducing, downloadable music for workout, relaxation, meditation which can help you to achieve your goals.

Explore the Epi Life Coach web app to find out more about your epigenetic mapping information.

sarah O'Connor

Sarah is part of the Team ELC and she helps people discover what makes their life happy, meaningful, and full of ease. She is a writer, meditator and loves painting, an art she happily gets to practice a lot in her spare time.

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4 thoughts on “Eating for your future

  1. Nutrition is only one player in the epigenetic repertoire. Behaviors have a direct impact on brain wiring. Maternal care, for example, has long been known to affect behavioral outcomes of children, as exemplified by orphans who grow up neglected or impoverished.

    1. Esat, I agree with you on the fact that there is a multitude of “players” in the epigenetics arena.
      Chemicals that enter our bodies can also affect the epigenome. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a compound used to make polycarbonate plastic. It is in many consumer products, including water bottles and tin cans. Controversial reports questioning the safety of BPA came out in 2008, prompting some manufacturers to stop using the chemical.
      However, to get back to your view, controlling our bodies intake of chemicals and nutrients is still in the realm of our “can do”, supplying maternal care on childs that unfortunately are missing their parents it is not always an available option, hence in this article I stress the points where “we can” make a difference.

  2. According to what has been said so far, it is clear how external information is to induce DNA modifications and thus influence its expression. First of all, this is the environment: there is a difference between an environment that favors the life of the cell and the one that obstructs it.

    1. But the real question is: who filters this information? How does DNA know how and when to express itself? A very nice book that answers these questions is “Biology of the Beliefs”, written by a world-renowned biologist: Bruce Lipton. He clearly states that the brain of the cell is not DNA, but the cellular membrane (he often speaks of “mem-brain”, playing with the word “brain”). Just think for an instance how a DNA-free cell can continue to live as long as cloaking of the cytoplasm permits, while a membrane-free cell is sentenced to immediate death.

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