Did you know that meditation, yoga, and mind-body practices can make you healthier?
The evidence has been exploding on the many associations between mindset, lifestyle, and mindfulness-based practices and better brain and body functioning, so this is probably not surprising.
Now, for a not-so-obvious connection:
Did you know that these techniques can also change your genetic expression?
Since the last decade, studies have been emerging that explore how various integrative techniques can “turn on” genetic pathways that are beneficial and “turn down” inflammatory and age-accelerating signals. This is based on the concept of epigenetics, which is the science of how we can influence and alter our cellular functions at the DNA level through our everyday choices.
In my latest article, I begin to discuss how we can shift our physiology, cognition, and cellular biology with mind-body and integrative medicine. Topics include:
- The lifestyle factors that impact both epigenetics and brain plasticity for better mind-body functioning
- How meditation and mindfulness impact genetic expression and alter stress response pathways
- The mechanisms behind how integrative medicine positively influences the epigenome, the collection of all of the epigenetic marks on the DNA in a single cell
We’ve been inundated with doom and gloom long enough.
Click here to start investigating how we can adjust our vision to focus on life-promoting activities that empower us and enhance resiliency as we engage in our purpose for better living.
Will you start to contemplate these practices more into your life today?
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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.)
This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.