Sustained Energy 103: Epigenetics

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Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

– Hippocrates

 

For hundreds of years, physicians have committed to treating illnesses and supporting well-being, so humans can live a life full of sustained energy and continuous healing. Hippocrates, also known as the Father of Western Medicine, knew even in 400 BC the best healer of the body is in fact the body itself. His five guiding principles when it came to his philosophy of treatment included:

 

  1. Walking is a man’s best medicine.
  2. Know what person the disease has, rather than what disease the person has.
  3. Let food be thy medicine.
  4. Everything in moderation.
  5. To do nothing is also a good remedy.

 

Global wellness is a trillion dollar industry that is continuing to grow. The problem is that as the wellness industry has grown, so have obesity rates, diabetes, heart disease, and a host of other conditions. Why? We believe that wellness has been focused on the physical body while ignoring the mind and spirit. Our commitment is to focus on the source of the problem in your well being, not the symptoms. Science is catching up to this recognition as well. As the field of personalized medicine develops, so does the need for understanding an individual’s genetic build, enzyme differences, and epigenetics. The Taylor Group’s work in personalized energy support takes a similarly deep approach, focused on the underlying factors that positively impact an individual’s health, down to a cellular level. In doing so, we can generate a complete change in the mind, body, and spirit of a person.


When walking into a doctor’s office, the first thing we’re asked to do is fill out information about food allergens, family health history, and regularity of exercise. The emerging field of epigenetics takes this to the next level. Exercise, for instance, not only supports in fighting cancer, but has been shown to reduce or even reverse the epigenetic mutations that often result in tumor production in the first place. Bruce H. Lipton, the author of The Biology of Belief , states that “in the last decade, epigenetic research has established that DNA blueprints passed down through genes are not set in concrete at birth”. What this means is we don’t have to live in our genetic past but rather, we have control of the future that we want for ourselves and our children. 

 

As outlined in our blog post, Sustained Energy 101, the Taylor Group’s Vitality Program has produced major health changes for clients facing diabetes, lack of exercise in daily life, smoking habits, and high blood pressure. Epigenetics plays a big part in our striving for optimal health.  What you eat, where you live, who you interact with, when you sleep, how you exercise, even aging – all of these can eventually cause chemical modifications around the genes. That is epigenetics, and the current research has some good news for us….our genes don’t have the final say in our well-being.

 

How we would speak it at the Taylor Group is that our genes can be modified with radical attention to our intentions. We have observed with ourselves and our clients that sometimes situations cause us to act from our history, with responses learned from our parents, or from our own negative experiences. By acknowledging these inherited behaviors, we can then move into a different future that our intention is focused on. Setting a strong intention helps us get clear about who we want to be, and what a better future would look like. When we focus on the past, we limit ourselves to the norms we learned through life experiences, history, or genetic memory. It’s more than just being aware of your past, its reframing it and using it to move towards your best self.

 

We can help you do your own work, in producing your own vaccine to help your body fight off negative health outcomes, and improve your immune system through personalized lifestyle changes and training. We look at the surrounding environment, stress factors in your personal and work life, eating habits, and modify them to generate the best version of You. Contact us for a free consultation to support you in that transformation.