Many people live in fear of one day developing heart disease, an autoimmune disease, cancer, Type II diabetes, or Alzheimer’s, assuming all the while that one’s chances for developing such a condition are purely a matter of bad luck and bad genetics. They assume their only option is to cross their fingers, hope they don’t get sick, and rely on health insurance if/when a dreaded diagnosis comes. The good news is that this genetic-determinism model is wrong (or at least incomplete). The truth is that we can influence which genes get turned on or off by changing how you eat, sleep, and move.
“What do you like doing best in the world, Pooh?” “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best-” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but […]