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Part 1 – Introduction to genes

My friend Dawn over at http://www.NewDawnHealth.me is running a 5-part series on genetics, and I am going to re-blog them to share them with you.

You may recall back in January, Dawn produced a 10-part series on gut health, which I shared with you, and I thought that was great, so I am delighted she is back with more.

Genetics is a fascinating topic, and there is much to be learned in digging in to our own DNA and learning about our own personal unique tendencies and predispositions. I have had several DNA tests in recent years and they have all revealed interesting and useful information.

Let’s get started on Part 1, and keep an eye out for Part 2 in a few days’ time.

Thanks Dawn!

New Dawn Health

Up until recently, I thought that the genes I inherited from my parents told my body how to develop into the person I am. You know, brown eyes, 5′ 6’’, reasonable IQ! But I’ve never stopped to think that the way I have chosen to live my life, are actual instructions to my genes, telling them what to do, or what not to do. I never thought that I had some control over my gene function.

But our lifestyle and environment do play a significant role in shaping the way our genes work.  In this 5-part blog I want to explore how food and genes interact together and how can we design a lifestyle strategy to help us become more resilient to the effects of ageing.

You will have heard of the Human Genome Project, completed in 2003. It was the mapping of the entire code of 20,000 human genes…

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