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Can You Change Your DNA?

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Epigenetics and Beyond

The field of epigenetics studies how the development, functioning and evolution of biological systems are influenced by forces operating outside the DNA sequence, including intracellular, environmental and energetic influences. Scientists have accepted since the 1950s that epigenetic influence is critical to human development.

Epi – Greek for “besides” – combines with the word, genetics, to essentially mean “something more than genetics.” That “something more” is most often held to be the environment –meaning that our genetic code and the environment in which we develop together determine who and what we are.

Stem cell biologist, Institute of HeartMath scientific advisory board member, and a bestselling author on the subject of epigenetics, Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. explains why exploring the distinction between genetic determinism and various epigenetic influences is vitally important:

“The difference between these two is significant because this fundamental belief called genetic determinism literally means that our lives, which are defined as our physical, physiological and emotional behavioral traits, are controlled by the genetic code,” said Lipton in an interview with the online magazine, Superconsciousness. “This kind of belief system provides a visual picture of people being victims:  If the genes control our life function, then our lives are being controlled by things outside of our ability to change them. This leads to victimization that the illnesses and diseases that run in families are propagated through the passing of genes associated with those attributes. Laboratory evidence shows this is not true.”

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Sara, from Institute of HeartMath

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 + heartmath.org

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

OK

10:15PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

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

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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