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What is epigenetics

What is epigenetics?

Epigenetics may be something you have never heard of and are unsure if it even affects your life. Well, it does, it affects every human being on planet earth.

Our genes play a huge role in who and what we are but also our health. Epigenetics is how your environment, what you eat and even physical exercise affects how your genes act and result in epigenetic changes which are called “Gene Expression”.

There are many types of lifestyle factors that can affect epigenetic markers and we must understand the importance of keeping our genes happy and healthy.

It is very important to understand that epigenetics plays a huge role in our lives. The good news is that it is possible to make changes that can improve your health.

What is epigenetics?

Epigenetics describes the study of heritable changes in gene expression that are not encoded in DNA sequence. 

In plain English, epigenetics is how your activities, food and environment can cause changes in how your genes work in good and bad ways. 

Our genetics and DNA sequence are set in stone but not epigenetic it is changeable and reversible because it is how your body reads your DNA.

Understanding Epigenetics

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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