Super Foods to the Rescue Once Again!
Research has proven that dietary factors seem to be particularly important in altering our genetic code as well as other factors such as avoiding excess sun exposure, and adopting other healthy behaviors.
Scientists and researchers are still learning how certain foods interact with your genetic code. One thing is certain: whole foods play a vital role in promoting health, particularly when incorporating the Super Foods listed below:
Eat these epigenetic Super Foods daily and just maybe you will start to evolve into a super hero:
Key Epigenetic Compound: Curcumin
Turmeric has made just about all of our Super Food lists so by now you must know to add this to your health regime every day.
Neither curcumin nor turmeric taken orally is well absorbed unless taken with black pepper or piperine, a constituent of black pepper responsible for its pungency,” says integrative medicine doyen Dr Andrew Weil, M.D. His recommended dose is 400mg to 600mg daily. Be Aware: benefits may take eight weeks to kick in from when you start taking it and pregnant women should check with their doctor before ingesting.
Key Epigenetic Compound: Sulforaphane
One cup a day of broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables containing sulforaphane may undermine cancer. Its impact on cellular function may also interrupt cues for cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease and aging.
Key Epigenetic Compound: Polyphenols
In a study of lab mice, polyphenols appeared to suppress the gene that triggers breast cancer. Recommended – 3 cups daily.
Key Epigenetic Compound: Resveratrol
Research has indicated this may induce death of cancerous cells without promoting further mutations like chemotherapy can.
It is also linked to warding off Alzheimer’s. The science pegs activation of a group of genes known as ‘sirtuins’, which protect DNA and speed cellular repair
Suggested: one mg daily in a glass of red vino or purple grape juice, or unripe red grapes
Realize that when you eat a food, you are triggering a ripple effect that penetrates all the way to your genetic code.
Make these foods a part of your daily epigenetic game plan plus you will definitely want to make sure and:
Exercise is an excellent way of achieving epigenetic modification. Not only does exercise release endorphins, which are natural mood-boosting brain chemicals that can reduce stress, but it also induces genome-wide changes.
Insufficient amount of sleep is linked to a number of health conditions such as obesity and immune suppression – so make sure and get the recommended 8-10 hours of ZZZZs a night.
Mindful meditation is the practice of being aware of the present moment and noticing feelings and thoughts as they come and go. This is a powerful way to achieve epigenetic modification and can enable you to recover quicker. Join us this Saturday, Feb. 28th for The Easy Way – a Life Filled with Miracles – for a live, interactive call with Adoley Odunton to get you on the right path for meditation, stress reduction and life-changing discoveries.
Experiments have proven meditators displayed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes over non-meditators. This translates to faster physical recovery from stressful situations.
Avoid stress overload. Although many people carry emotional scars, burdens and traumas that can negatively affect their health, it is possible to limit stress and start smelling the roses.
We know….easier said than done but you can actually turn your genes on and off with your emotions! That’s why limiting stress is an important way to achieve epigenetic modification.
Many of the steps mentioned above, such as exercise and meditation can reduce your stress and there are many other methods out there for cutting back the adrenaline rushes (EFT, massage, singing, dancing…you get the idea). Just find the one(s) that work best for you.