Your Genes Do Not Control Your Destiny!
The human genetic code, the mysteriously intertwined strands of protein that make up our DNA code and build the entire 70,000,000,000,000 cells of our body from 2 half cells.
Those two cells turn into each of our unique yet nearly identical bodies, with all the incredible things they can do which do not own your health or future. In all the magic that makes up our genes, the one thing these genes cannot do is self-express. Nor can they self-replicate, mutate, give us cancer, make us sick, or be healthy.
I like to think of our DNA as an immense complete set of encyclopedias. There is a wealth of information in all those books and pages that tell us about our past, about the world around us. They can show us how to construct a home or build a campfire.
These books are loaded with potential fun projects and devices that can make life easier or more complicated; they are filled with details on starting a new life or taking one. With a well-selected page and volume, there is very little we can not learn or do.
Yet these books can do nothing by themselves.
They cannot open themselves, select particular pages, they can’t buy the materials needed to build a house, and these books don’t interpret blueprints or hammer the first nail.
These books alone will not lead us to riches, turn us to violence, or make us live in any specific way. They may have all the details to do just about anything, but these books will not do anything themselves.
Here is where you come in.
As the owner of these books, they need you to take action. You must first have an idea about what you want to learn or do, then pick the appropriate text, find the right chapter, read the correct information, then gather the proper materials to get the job done. Your genes work precisely the same way.
We have yet even to scratch the surface of all that your genes can do or all the incredible potential they hold. Our genes hard-wire our body and its inner workings to be healthy, but we can still make it sick.
Our genes offer us the potential for amazing things, yet we can also do very little. Written in these volumes of genetic material are the codes to being a great athlete, a nurturing mother, an inspired writer, a talented singer, and even an evil villain.
How your genes express depends entirely on what genes you activate, which genes you turn on, and which genes you turn off. Like the books, the potential in any of the pages depends on what book you pull from the shelf, what chapter you open up to, what page you decide to read, and the action you choose to take.
Our thoughts and environment determine what genes are triggered, not our genes themselves.
Biochemical signals from what we touch, think, eat, feel, see, hear, and do determine which gene “books” are pulled off the shelf and put into action.
The sum of the billions of different gene combinations being turned on and off in the amazingly detailed sequence of our DNA will reflect your life, body, health, and function.
If you do not like what you see, for whatever reason that might be, then all you have to do is trigger different genes to turn on and off, and your body and its function will change. On a genetic level, it seems so easy.
That means our genes and their corresponding expression respond to us! Our lifestyle determines the environment in which we trigger our genes.
We are programmed to be healthy and happy. Still, we can override that with negative thoughts, exposure to chemicals and toxins, emotional stress, worry, lack of sunlight, fresh air, clean water, warm human contact, low-quality fuel, and lack of movement.
Fortunately, time becomes the determining factor as to whether these negative influences drive our genes to react and begin to express ill health or not. So time is of the essence.
Everything we value and promote through our healthy living and wellness lifestyle not only counters many of these negative influences and shields our genes from danger but also encourages a more profound quality of life full of energy, inspiration, and boundless possibilities.
We pursue and guide people to express vibrant, optimal health. We bring clarity that helps them learn what they need and give them the potential to live a life full of energy, free of pain and disease.
When sick, we show them how to return to health, recover, and prevent future problems. We offer programs that enroll them, include their entire family, and promote a culture of positive habits that turn on and strengthen our good genes and turn off and silence the bad.
And we do this with your core-centered values driving your experience. There is no reason to wait. If you don’t know where to start. Live well, my friends, and here’s to writing your books and changing your genetic destiny!
We can do better!
Dr. Don Clum