Changing the Memory of Your DNA

Did you know that your seemingly irrational fears and phobias may actually be inherited from your ancestors?  Let’s say you’ve always been afraid of water. One day, while doing your family history, you discover that a grandparent nearly drowned at sea, and his or her closely-related family members at the time developed an intense water phobia.  This resulting deep seated fear may have been passed down to you through inherited DNA.  Thanks to recent research, we now know that’s possible.

One experiment conducted on mice, showed that the animals passed on the aversion to a certain smell. These mice were given electric shocks at the same time they were exposed to the odor of cherry blossoms.  When their offspring, who had no previous experience with this odor, were exposed to it, they showed a pronounced thorough irrational fear.

According to Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, this study proves that genetics are highly relevant to phobias, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorders.  Our memories are stored as a frequency in our cells, so it is not only our learned responses that cause us to act in certain ways, but our cellular memory as well.

So how do we go about changing negative cellular memories?  Many scientists believe that making positive changes in our lives can turn off, or short circuit negative cell responses.  By creating new and positive neural pathways we can overcome some troublesome traits. Thus by adopting beneficial practices such a meditation, visualization and brain training it is possible to turn your brain to more productive thoughts, and change negative DNA memories.



Harmony of the Body, Mind, and Spirit

Body, mind, and spirit, these are the essential elements of human beings. Intrinsically connected, if one of these puzzle pieces is out of sorts, the other two are affected. For instance, if the body becomes diseased or injured, this affects the mind by causing pain and worry, which in turn afflicts the spirit with fear and distraction. This vicious circle can turn in upon itself in a downward spiral, until all peace and harmony is lost.

Conversely, when body mind and spirit are working together in harmony, you achieve the opposite effect. By making a concerted effort, and living mindfully, you can raise yourself to this higher plane. Here’s how:

    1. Body –You only have one body, don’t take your health for granted. To the best of your ability, exercise, eat well, and get enough sleep.
    2. Mind – Reduce stress – avoid situations and people that cause your blood pressure to rise. If that’s not possible, adopt practices to offset the effects of stress – Yoga, physical exercise, an inspiration book, listen to calming music, or take up an enjoyable or soothing hobby such as gardening or taking care of plants.
    3. Spirit or Soul – Fill your life with uplifting and positive experiences. Do things that make you happy, share, serve others, and go to church, pray or meditate. Finally, smile and learn to count your blessings.

When all of the essential elements – the mind, body and spirit – are working together in harmony you can achieve a state of peace and well being which enhances your life and allow you to make the most of your days.


The Use of Essential Oils

Essential oils are derived from natural plant sources which contain concentrated aromas. These compounds carry a distinctive scent, which many believe to be beneficial to mind, body and spirit.

While not officially recommended for medical or pharmacological use, essential oils are widely employed and are especially popular with advocates of aroma therapy. Aroma therapy is a branch of alternative medicine which endorses aromatic compounds for their therapeutic effects. In such cases, essential oils are steamed, diffused into the air with a nebulizer, or heated over a candle flame.

Many believe the oils can promote positive moods and improve skin tone. They are found in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, food and drink flavorings and in skin applications for massage therapy. Aroma compounds are also added to incense and household cleaning products.

Essential oils are obtained by distilling the aroma compounds from plants with a steam process. Other methods are expression, in which the oils are pressed out of the plant, and a chemical process called solvent extraction.

Some of the most commonly used essential oils are:

Eucalyptus – expectorant, decongestant, beneficial for flu/cold season, clearing to the mind, energizing, bronchitis

Lavender – calming, reduces anxiety, wound healing, burns, cell regenerative, insect bites, reduces itchiness, general skin care, great for children, antispasmodic

Peppermint – relieves nausea, analgesic for muscular aches and pains, relieves/reduces migraines, energizing, antispasmodic

Chamomile – antispasmodic, menstrual cramps, sedative, relieves anxiety/stress, insomnia, comforting, soothing, anti-inflammatory

Patchouli – antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, soothes the nervous system

Lemongrass – cleansing, antiviral, insect repellant, use for cleaning, antimicrobial

These are just a few of the popular essential oils. To learn more or to order just go to Nature’s Sunshine and search “essential oils” in the search box in the upper right hand corner.


My Journey

I have been on a journey over the years which has led me to experience life.  Each of us does this, yes, but what I have come to see is so many people are missing out on ALL the experiences of your own life. Good and bad.  Far too many want to just arrive at the destination, rather than to soak up all you can in the journey.

More importantly, people take what they hear from the news and even what “big medicine” says at face value, believing that if the FDA has approved it, it must be safe. This is not always true. Believing this almost cost me my life, which is what led me to explore and learn naturopathic care. I have learned that with big medicine, comes big money and with big money comes lobbyists, paying government agencies to look the other way when it comes to nasty side effects, just listen to the pharmaceuticals commercials lately. They have side effects like leukemia for arthritis medicine, are you kidding me?

I have learned that the truth is, there are many natural remedies that perform as good if not better than pharmaceuticals without the nasty side effects – and natural medicine and non-traditional medicine have restored my health. I will share what I have learned on this website.

To your health!