by NativeRemedies on September 13th, 2010 at 7:00 am
One of the most common misconceptions is that we cannot change our genetic predispositions, and are therefore pre-destined to suffer from diseases that have long been considered hereditary.
Doctors even recommend people with a family history of diseases such as cancer and diabetes to be monitored more frequently then those who do not. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself how your lifestyle influences genetics? The answer is a lot.
Recent studies suggest that people of all ages who are predisposed to certain family diseases can significantly reduce their chances of developing diseases that tend to run in the family, regardless of their age. They can also modify the tendency to develop diseases for future generations down the road.
Numerous studies have concluded that those who adopt a healthy lifestyle– including consuming plenty of vegetables, limiting saturated fat intake, and incorporating 60 minutes of moderate exercise a day to their routine– reduced the likelihood of developing deadly diseases that had run in families for generations such as heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression.
An explanation for this is found in the form of learned and acquired habits—many of which are passed down in families, including eating and exercise habits, which are the most important. Children who are raised in a household where healthy meals are the norm are less likely to neglect nutrition when it comes time to raise their own families. The same can be said about exercise. Yet, another important factor is to eat meals at a set time, preferably a few hours before bed-time.
Even if healthy eating and exercise habits have not yet been established, it’s never too late to start. Natural remedies can be used to complement a healthy lifestyle. Depending on your specific needs, they can be used to promote relaxation and restful sleep, or to invigorate and energize you on a sluggish day. They can also help you promote healthy digestion and metabolism, immune system functioning, and routine detoxification—all essential components of the foundation of good health.
Remember, once you take the first step in breaking the cycle of unhealthy habits, you and your family can soon be on your way to treading the path of good health and longevity.
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