Genetics Influencing Future Generations
From Mendel and Darwin in the 19th century to Watson and Crick in the 20th, the scientific community has shown that chromosomes passed from parent to child form a genetic blueprint which guides their development and provides the foundation for health as well as disease. However, in recent years researchers have come to realize that genes aren't a fixed, predetermined program simply passed from one generation to the next. Instead, genes can be switched on and off by many factors such as methylation, dietary intake, emotions, energetics, spirituality and most importantly our environment. What we eat, the level of accumulated stress (Allostatic Load), what toxins and heavy metals we're exposed to, can and will alter the genetic legacy we pass on to our children, grandchildren and generations to come. Transgenerational longevity establishes the paradigm that what we experience biochemically, energetically, emotionally and spiritually has a profound affect not only on our lives, it also influences our future generations.