Dear Members and Friends,
All diseases are both genetic and environmental. Yes, ALL. And yes, BOTH. It's always an interplay between what is encoded in your genes and how these coded mutations are nurtured by the environment we put ourselves in.
The Human Genome Project was completed by a US-led international effort at the turn of the millennium and since then, all diseases known to man today have been identified in our DNA; exactly where in our genes the specific locations for susceptibility to diabetes reside, for example.
The genetic tendency for lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer have been localized in our chromosomes, which change in their respective sequences. “Mutations” can now inform doctors that you have a specific predisposition for the disease, meaning you can now determine which of these diseases you are likely to develop in your lifetime.
Armed with such extensive information, you can modify your lifestyle to suppress manifestation of the disease: what food you should and should not eat, the type and amount of exercise best suited for your body, even the medications you will and will not respond to in case you have already developed the disease.
Join me as I explain the value of knowing your genetic destiny and how you can take these vital matters into your own hands. We are living in exciting times where you can actually take control of your health and well-being in a more medically proactive way.
Yours in preventive health,
Benedict Francis D. Valdecañas, MD, MSc, FPOA, FPCS
Aegle Wellness Center
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