Previously, I discussed how various lifestyle and integrative medicine (IM) practices have the power to “turn on” genes that promote health and “turn down” cellular processes that are detrimental.
Isn’t it cool to know that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can not only positively benefit your health by calming your mind-body but also through changing your gene expression?
This means we can literally use “mind over genes” to influence our wellness outcomes!
Learning this, I hope you have decided to incorporate these techniques more into your daily life.
In case you need more convincing, or want to learn more, in my latest article I continue with this discussion.
- I expand on the topic of epigenetics and mind-body medicine and how we can influence and alter our cellular functions at the DNA level through our everyday choices.
- I provide some more evidence on how practices such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation, can positively modify genetic expression at the molecular level.
- I link how IM can mediate the maladaptive stress response.
With this knowledge, I hope you will make it a priority to carve out more time for relaxation and silencing your mind chatter.
Let’s continue to aim for a more “Wonderful World” by further exploring how to tap into the power of mind-body medicine and focus on positive solutions to our ever-changing and uncertain world.
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If you struggle with mental health, please reach out for professional mental health support.
You may also wish to consider implementing holistic resources and partnering with a naturopathic doctor.
For example, I offer mind-body support for general mood issues using a functional medicine and wellness-oriented approach.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
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