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Can You Change Your DNA?

Is it possible to change our DNA from within ourselves? Can we even alter our DNA blueprint?

At the Institute of HeartMath, we have been researching these questions for over a decade. This is such an intriguing subject to me that I wanted to share some of the results with you and invite you into the conversation.

First a little background on DNA.

The DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in the nucleus of our cells contains the blueprint for our developing body and instructions for who we will become. For example, it can tell our eyes to eventually turn from blue at birth to hazel later on, tell our height to grow from 20 inches at birth to 70 inches as an adult, and direct a multitude of other changes over the course of our lives.

Scientists used to believe that the DNA with which we are born is the sole determinant for who we are and will become, however studies have shown that strict genetic determinism is a flawed theory. Thus, a new field of study called epigenetics was born, which is quite exciting.

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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4:14PM PST on Nov 11, 2014

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6:41AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

We are mind/spirit

3:39PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Constantly having discussions on the topic of heart+brain (more like heart vs brain - and whether it's important for us to feel, or rationalize first). I've always wondered what role "heart" plays within the "mind+body+soul" connections - and from what I'm reading here ("The heart serves as a key access point through which information originating in the higher dimensional structures is coupled into the physical human system (including DNA), and that states of heart coherence generated through experiencing heartfelt positive emotions increase this coupling."), it feels like it's the "connection point" between the three.

I'm curious tho, what is meant by "heart coherence" exactly? Aligning how you feel with what you do? Really curious to learn more and very glad to have found your site +

Thank you for sharing this information!

11:47AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

A very interesting topic, Thanks.

7:03AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

thank you

12:28AM PST on Feb 20, 2013


10:15PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

I think with the Grace of God, ie, heart-God centeredness, anything is possible!

5:50PM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Maybe, but considering this is a "studies SUGGEST" finding, I am not jumping to any conclusion without further investigations.

10:38PM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Amazing article! Heartmath defintely does some wonderful and much-needed research, and yet the message is the same - positive energy and love can cause healing at the cellular level, and many ancient civilisations (India, China, etc...) were aware of this...good to see that modern man is starting to understand the same!

5:00PM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Our body can do some pretty amazing things, so why not!

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