Can humans actually modify their genes through their actions and behavior? Author, medical doctor, and alternative medicine advocate believes we can. In his book, “Super Genes”, Deepak Chopra explains how changes in our life can improve our genes.
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The authors of the New York Times bestseller Super Brain present a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. The leap into “radical well-being” is a promise waiting to be fulfilled. “You are not simply the sum total of the genes you were born with,” writes Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi. “You are the user and controller of your genes, the author of your biological story. No prospect in self-care is more exciting.”
The nature vs. nurture debate just got hotter with Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi’s “Super Genes” (out Tuesday from Harmony Books), which looks like it’ll do just as well as their best-selling 2012 tome, “Super Brain.”The general idea is simple: Genes aren’t as immutable as you may think.“Gene activity responds to your lifestyle — your thoughts, your feelings, your actions, your stress levels, your diet,” Tanzi, a neuroscientist at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, tells The Post.
After publishing Super Brain, authors Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. present Super Genes, which presents the idea that we are not stuck with the life that our genes have given us. As they present the fact that we are indeed in charge of our own self-care, and that our life and lifestyle shapes our gene activity, both Chopra and Tanzi take us by storm in this amazing book on DNA and the attributes that make up our genes and how we can affect them ourselves. The science of epigenetics allows us to follow their logic.
Deepak Chopra on Super Genes:
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“If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.”
“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.”
“New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture.”
“Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it’s a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.”
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