Genetics vs Choices

Genetics vs Choices

It's one of the central debates of our time. It’s a battle between nature and nurture, or genes versus environment.

Are you destined to become just like your parents because of their genetics? Or can you change who you are by changing what you eat? While this may sound like vague philosophical conjecture, it has very real implications for everyone.

Genetics or CHOICES?

Doctors and scientists have spent tons of time studying this. For years, they have asked: How can we control our genetics? Is it possible to predict the outcome of our health in advance? Do we have a predetermined fate or are we able to overcome our genetics and make different decisions that will affect our future selves?

Your body is a wondrous self-healing machine, and your destiny is up to YOU!

We’re still trying to answer these questions but here's what we know so far: You are not a prisoner of your past. You can make choices that will affect your future. Your body is a wondrous self-healing machine. Your destiny is (mostly) up to you!

  1. Do you want to be like your parents?

Being like your parents can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing. You can’t blame them for your choices in life only the genetics you were programmed with. Half from your father and half from your mother – and they don’t change like your vitamin D or A1c. What you see is what you get.

  1. Look at the writing on the wall.

Look at the health of your parents and grandparents. Do they have any health issues? Do they eat well? How about exercise? Just because they have health issues doesn’t necessarily mean that you will. The flip side is that there is no guarantee you won’t either.

  1. Are you ready to be proactive?

A big part of being proactive with our health is looking at the Nutritional Genetics Test to find out what your body’s genetic potential is to process or even lack certain nutrients. These specific nutrients are your health blueprints. What you do (or don’t do) will likely guide your health outcomes more than 80% of the time.

  1. Do you like to look good? Feel good? Perform?

Do you like to look good? Feel good? Perform? These are all functions of genetics and there is no doubt that genetics can make a difference in the level at which you look, feel, and perform. The question here is how much of your physical well-being is determined by your genetic makeup.

It's probably fair to say that we all have some physical characteristics that we do not like or would like to change about ourselves. Most people who have been paying attention for the past several decades know that looking great requires effort and commitment on our part, not just from staying fit but also from maintaining healthy habits such as eating well and getting enough sleep.

The more you learn about fitness and nutrition, the more it will become clear that these choices are under your control (and within reason). You're never going to be able to entirely change your genetics, but you can certainly improve upon them with a healthy lifestyle consisting of balanced nutrition, regular exercise, sufficient sleep patterns along with other lifestyle factors such as stress management techniques or meditation practices etc.

  1. Do you supplement?

You’ve probably heard the slogan “you are what you eat.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement, but it doesn't tell the whole story. The genes you inherited from your parents determine how well your body processes nutrients and how effectively it can absorb them. For example: some people have a harder time absorbing certain vitamins than others because they were born without a particular enzyme needed for digestion, so they probably need more of these vitamins to get the same effect as someone who was born with this enzyme.

Pure Essentials is proud to offer you therapeutic grade supplements (vitamins, minerals, and enzymes) to enhance your physical well-being and support the results you receive from our DNA Essentials

You are in control of your health, not genetics or luck.

Your body is an amazing and miraculous machine! It will choose to heal itself, if given the right conditions. Fortunately, all you need to do is make sure that those conditions are present - and they are NOT hard ones at all! So, get out there and change your life today!


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