Monitoring what you think could really help or hinder your health?
Growing up we hear “what goes around comes around” as a lesson to be careful of what we do or put out in the world because it will come back to us. Does that apply to what we think as well?
DNA (genes) is proving to be a very complex component that makes up our physical body. What part of DNA do we inherit and what part do we create or damage? Can we change our DNA? Are we just stuck with what we are born with? If you could repair your damaged DNA would you?
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Pioneering research in the field of epigenetics has recently revealed a very clear connection between beliefs, emotions, thoughts and measurable changes in our DNA. Previously, it had been believed by prevailing scientific theory that our genetic code was virtually unalterable, handed down from our parents and ancestors… there is some truth to that theory because we do ultimately inherit the majority of our genetic code from our parents, the idea that it is permanent and virtually unalterable has been proven to be false.
In fact, a number of groundbreaking studies are conclusively demonstrating that everything from our environment to the food we eat can and does alter genes in a number of surprising ways. Take for example this fascinating study conducted by researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital: 26 adult participants without prior experience were taught various mind-body relaxation techniques such as meditation, mindfulness and mantra (the repetition of “sacred” sounds). All of the participants were given comprehensive blood tests immediately preceding and following 20 minutes of self-directed mindfulness practice. By looking at nearly 22,000 different gene sequences, the study’s authors were able to identify and measure any changes that occurred during and after practicing the various techniques. Source: journals.plos.org
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… all of the participants showed measurable changes in the specific genes that researchers had previously identified as being related to, or responsible for, aging, relaxation, metabolism and even insulin response …. meaning that the mindfulness, meditation and mantra practice actually caused measurable changes in the body that led to the repair and alteration of DNA.
… Bruce Lipton is quote as saying. “The cells of your body are merely following instructions given by the nervous system, by the brain. The nervous system does the interpretation. As your perception changes, you change the message that your nervous system communicates to the cells of your body. … You’re not a victim of your genes because you’re the one who can change your environment—or, more importantly, change your perception…”
…. So the question you are probably asking yourself right now is “how can I get these kind of incredible effects/results in my life?” To start with, a basic mindfulness and meditation practice has been proven in a number of studies to have positive effects on genes across the board. … remember to visualize the end result you want to achieve alongside whatever you metaphorically devise to represent the healing process itself and not just the problem or issue itself.
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