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I totally forgot to mention an important point to Dr. Bland's presentation... even though our genes overall don't change (we have to keep the cards we're dealt), our expression of these genes can change due to environmental and nutrition factors. Many bummer genes only express themselves under certain circumstances, but given adequate nutrition, such as Folic acid B12 and other B vitamins, you can decrease the expression of bummer genes, and increase the expression of "bliss genes".
This is why folic acid and others are so vital before conception and 1st trimester, when so much depends on gene expression, when much of what is written in ink becomes written in stone.
It's also why it's important to avoid contaminates and toxins in your food supply. Eat only a reasonable amount of wild (AKA alaskan) salmon, and don't even look at farmed, atlantic, Scottish or any other sort of salmon. Only buy organic butter, and be sure you buy organic especially of the top 12 pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables.
• Bell Peppers
• Imported Grapes
• Red Raspberries
He also taught us that within 2 generations, after billions more medical costs, our children's children will have shorter lifespans than we do...it's been improving up to now, but the trend is now turning downward--unless something changes. Let's change it, for our own children and for each other, we have the knowledge, make it happen!
I'm in shock now that I realized I've been buying organic apples for my son, but giving him regular old apple juice. It never occured to me before! It will be expensive, but it's gonna change. The fuel and oil you put in a car the first 10,000 miles determine so much about how the car for the rest of its lifespan, afterall.