Practical Tips from The Gene Therapy Plan
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Here’s an overview of some of the many practical tips you will find in The Gene Therapy Plan:
- Simplify Your Health Plans
- By keeping your goals simple you’re more apt to follow through. Life can be difficult—after all, most Americans are juggling work and family life, which can be quite overwhelming. But by making your plans simple, you’re less likely to feel swamped due to complicated health goals that require you to measure your meals and count calories.
- It’s important to recognize that change takes time and practice. For instance, if you’re struggling to lose weight, focus on a healthy target weight (discuss this with you doctor, because losing too much weight or too much weight quickly poses health risks, as well).
Quick tip: Bring fruits and nuts to work to snack on—you’ll feel fuller longer and won’t make a run to the vending machine for a candy bar or the local café for a sugary pastry.
- Ensure Adherence to Ecogenetic Health Goals
Get creative when holding yourself accountable to your ecogenetic goals: Develop a chart with images of healthy people you admire or place pictures of healthy foods on your refrigerator board. And find an accountability buddy who will check in with you—as well as motivate you—to stay on track with your goals.
- Practice the Rule of One-Thirds
The goal of The Gene Therapy Plan is to help you recognize that health starts with cultivating good dietary habits, which start with understanding what you are putting on your plate. My diet isn’t about just telling you to eat more fruits and vegetables. It also shows you how foods affect your health at the most basic level—your genes. Epigenes are influenced by the components (e.g., phytonutrients, compounds) found in food. These compounds can either activate or deactivate disease-causing genes by acting on epigenes, which I explain are modifiable by external factors in your environment (e.g., stress, food).
The main tenet of my rule of one-thirds stems from the fact that foods are not only classified by whether they are carbohydrates, proteins, or fats. Foods can also be very acidic or basic. Meat, fish, and cheese are acid-promoting foods, however, potatoes, milk, and herbs and spices are base-promoting foods. What does this mean? Well, first of all, I don’t want you to get overwhelmed by trying to identify foods that are acidic or basic. The point I’m trying to make is that my rule of thirds is about balance. If your goal is to eat one-third gene-friendly carbohydrates, one-third gene-friendly fats, and one-third gene-friendly proteins, you’ll achieve a balanced diet that not only covers these macronutrient groups but will be a healthy blending to support the pH balance needed within the body. Because while the body is resilient in the short term, over time, eating too much meat or fish and very little vegetables will result in an acidic environment in the body. What do you need to do?
- Include healthy foods from each macronutrient category in your daily diet.
- Don’t get bogged down by calculation here, either. The idea is to spread out ecogenetic foods evenly so you’re eating from fats, carbs, and proteins without excluding any particular food group
- Avoid processed foods
Simple, processed sugars, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, and saturated fats are bad for your health because they promote chronic inflammation, which has been linked to many diseases such as obesity, premature aging, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
- Target ecogenetically healthy foods
Consume mainly organic, fermented, and pickled foods. Choose whole grains. When eating protein, opt for lean meats. Include omega-3 oils in your diet.
- Focus on the forest, then the trees
- The Gene Therapy Plan is all about getting into the habit of eating well, in general, and making better dietary choices that promote good health.
- If you have specific health concerns, such as a family history of cancer, then you should use this book to focus on the foods that contain phytochemicals and micronutrients that work on an ecogenetic level to affect the root cause of cancer at its most fundamental level.
The Gene Therapy Plan is about teaching people to recognize that just as there are foods that have the power to pivot your health in a downward spiral toward fatigue, weight gain, and disease, there are also foods that have the amazing capacity to not only prevent disease, but transform your health—even if you have an existing condition such as diabetes, heart disease, or obesity.
The power lies in your hands! You—and only you—can harness this power when you understand the role of genechanging renewal. The Gene Therapy Plan offers you an individualized program of targeted nutrients to affect gene expression. You cannot change the genes you inherited, but you can change their expression—for good or for harm—throughout your life. It’s not about just eating the right foods, but creating a change by incorporating nutritional balance and lifestyle choices that affect gene expression. The result: Look better, feel more alive, and become healthier. Genechanging nutrition and physical activity together can promote good health and longevity, because you’re reprogramming your gene expression. Stay the course and within a few short weeks, you will begin to gain control of sugar cravings, fatigue, as well as the frustration of previous diets. Why? Because it’s never too late to bring back the balance!