Ready for the DNA do-over guaranteed to keep you slimmer, happier, and protect you against cancer, heart disease and the common cold? No test tubes required. All the equipment you need is in your kitchen, closet, bedroom, and gym bag. And we're here to tell you how to put this hot health development to work today.
We're talking about epigenetics. Epi-WHAT? Epigenetics. Your epic ability to assert control over your DNA by switching certain genes on and silencing others. While you can't change your basic genetic code (DNA), you can make the best of what you have by changing your gene expression, or what gets turned on and what gets turned off.
The worldwide type 2 diabetes epidemic has been thoroughly documented.1,2 Yet despite extensive study and analysis, there has been little actual progress in slowing the spread of this chronic disease. Numerous medications such as metformin and glyburide are available to help counter the severe problems that result from unchecked diabetes. But if the person with diabetes doesn't assist in the process of getting well, the disease will continue on its unrelenting course. There are many important steps a diabetic patient can take to improve his or her health status. Better still, these same steps may be implemented by healthy persons to ward off type 2 diabetes in the first place.