You are not a victim to your biology

Going beyond your genes

Most people are under the misconception that they are at the mercy of their biology.  Some people say “its in my genes” or “it runs in my family” that’s why I have xyz condition.

I’m about to burst your bubble.  Are you ready?  Its not up to your genes.

Now I know this may be hard to believe because as a culture we have been told for many years that it all comes back to our genes.  They are a prime determinant in whether you will have cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.

What science is now discovering in a field called “Epigenetics”  is that there are things that turn genes on or off.  So say you discover that you have the gene for breast cancer, this alone does not determine whether or not that gene will turn on and become cancer.  So what mysterious factors are really responsible?


According to Bruce Lipton, PhD and author of Biology of Belief, only 3-5% of conditions are related to alteration in our genetic code. So what turns our genes on and off?  The environment in which your cells live determine if a gene will express or stay dormant, and YOU create that environment.

3 essential YOU factors 

#1. Nutrients.  Genes live inside the nucleus of a cell.  If you don’t eat the right essential factors to nurture your cells they will malfunction.

#2. Thoughts.  That’s right.  The thoughts you have, and the feelings that those thoughts create, release chemicals into your bloodstream, which affect what happens inside your cells.

#3. Perceptions.  How you perceive something is how it will behave.  Your beliefs inform your perceptions, so in affect, your beliefs influence how your cell and genes it contains will respond.

“The function of the mind is to create coherence between our beliefs and the reality we experience.  What that means is that you mind will adjust the body’s biology and behavior to fit with your beliefs.”  Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD

The kicker is that most of us have no idea what we believe, believe it or not!  Most of our beliefs are stored in our unconscious mind.  So how do you get in there?  What I have found in my work with people is that by connecting to your body you can access unconscious beliefs and bring them into conscious awareness.  The body is literally the unconscious mind.  This is one reason why pain, disease and illness are such incredible teachers if we use them as the resources they are for making us more aware of ourselves.  If you would like to learn more about how you can use your body to bring your unconscious belief patterns to the surface please visit our website or give us a call.

Dr. Amanda Hessel, DC

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