Super Genes Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for

Super Genes Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well Being The authors of the  New York Times  bestseller  Super Brain  present a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity The leap into radical well being is a promise waiting to be fulfilled       You are not simply the sum total of the genes you were born with write Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi You are the user and controller of your genes the author of your biological story No prospect in self care is exciting Learning how to shape your gene activity is at the heart of this exciting and eagerly anticipated book from the bestselling duo behind  Super Brain which became a nationwide hit as a PBS special For decades medical science has believed that genes determined our biological destiny Now the new genetics has changed that assumption forever You will always have the genes you were born with but genes are dynamic responding to everything we think say and do Suddenly they've become our strongest allies for personal transformation When you make lifestyle choices that optimize how your genes behave you can reach for a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago  The impact on prevention immunity diet aging and chronic disorders is unparalleled

10 thoughts on “Super Genes Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well Being

  1. Debbie Debbie says:

    Super Genes is a self help book The underlying belief system is that evolution is certain and that Vedic and Ayurveda traditions are correct The authors interpreted various studies and experiences in a way that conformed to their belief system This is a natural thing to do but much of Part 1 and Part 3 was speculative If you don't share their base assumptions these sections may hold little interest for youPart 1 Scientists have gathered a lot of data on epigenetics but epigenetics is so complex that they're only beginning to understand how it might work Basically having a 'breast cancer' gene doesn't necessarily mean you will get that disease Factors like nutrition exercise and stress can determine whether a gene is switched on or switched off The rest was confusing but apparently adaptation can happen through epigenetic markers on our DNA which can be rapidly changed as outside stressors change These markers can be passed on to offspring but also changed back by those offspring I suspect most of this section will become outdated as we learn They also discussed the microbiome and how the bacteria living in our gut and elsewhere affect our bodies through the compounds they produce In Part 2 they discussed some basic changes you can make relating to diet stress exercise meditation sleep happiness and fulfillment which will improve your health I've heard much of this advice before The authors understood that people resist change so they gave advice on how to make lasting changes They also presented their proposed changes in terms of small easy steps You make one easy change each weekIn Part 3 the authors proposed a new mechanism for evolution that isn't based on random chance but on mindful evolution They made it clear they don't believe in Intelligent Design which suggests an outside intelligence source but rather the organism helps to guide its own evolution They don't explain how adaptation based on epigenetic markers somehow resulted in useful new DNA especially considering how complex DNA expression is turning out to be But their main point seems to be a hope that someday we'll be able to purposefully direct our own evolution Frankly I think the book would have been better as two separate books one on their speculative ideas from Part 1 3 and one with their practical advice from Part 2I received this book as a review copy from the publisher

  2. Carolyn Pina Carolyn Pina says:

    I need only one word to describe Super Genes Here it is FASCINATING

  3. Burt Md Burt Md says:

    Chopra brings a complex subject into better focusThe relationship between mind and body is of tremendous interest Now Dr Chopra focuses on an additional source of influence the environment internal and external and how health is influences at the level of our tremendously complex genetic material This tome is focused and scientific yet easy to read and understand It highlights many aspects in our daily lives which can improve our lives and potentially increase longevity

  4. James James says:

    Listened to on CD Reminded me a little of one of Bruce Lipton's books lot of overlap Excellent book on explaining the new field of epigenetics and how you CAN modify your DNA I'm not talking about some sort of expensive gene therapy administered by a Dr but meaningful things you can do to modify your genes Well worth checking out What you think you know about your genome is probably mistaken

  5. Venky Venky says:

    Following the blockbuster success of their earlier book 'Super Brains' Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi are back again and this time with an even ambitious venture Turning on its head one of the most freuently adages you are what your genes make you out to be this spiritualist medical practitioner duo throw interesting insights on the revolutionary advances in the field of epigenetics which postulate that the genes within us may be altered to mirror our lifestyle pattern dietary choices fitness regimen and stress coping mechanism In other words a potent combination of both nature and nurture will have a significant impact on the genetic behaviour within us and hence such a behaviour may be made suitable and favorable for the radical well being of man by consciously inculcating healthy habits and practicing spiritual therapyThe initial part of the book is uite dense with an in depth analysis of the gene theory in general and the advances in the field of epigenetics in particular The reader is faced with the unenviable task of ploughing through the marvelous workings of the chromosomes the binding properties of proteins and the chemicals and hormones that are responsible for inducing pleasure and inciting pain Even though some concepts such as the Fecal Microbiota Transplant FMT piue the curiosity of the unknowing even if the revolutionary process is to put it mildly repulsive most of this section is of a medical practitioner's delight rather than a layman's guide to a better lifeThe second part of the book is the most interesting and inspiring aspect of “Super Genes” This Section provides broad guidelines on traversing the path to leading a radical life Divided into five segments each segment proposes three kinds of choices namely easy; hard and experimental in a key sphere of everyday life – to be practiced rigorously and diligently The five key spheres identified are• Diet;• Health;• Stress;• Exercise; and• Mind Stimulation Super Genes concludes with yet another uasi technicalspiritual section on mind stimulation and fulfillment The book has typical shades of Deepak Chopra and his inimitable imprint may be easily discerned in the second half of the book Although novel in its objective and outlook “Super Genes” could have been much enjoyable if the technical content and jargons were to have been kept down to a minimum and basic level Nonetheless this book definitely serves a purpose that is altruistic and an objective that is holistic

  6. Nele Nele says:

    Sometimes you read a book at just the right timeI've had this book for about 2 years now and I did start it at one time before but couldn't continue onI did get a lot from this book and I know that I'll go back to it in the future It's a great reminder that everything we do in life has an impact on our life on our body

  7. Inez Inez says:

    There is a valuable message in this book about genes and how our health is not set in concrete but it is ruined by unethical and unscientific and vile experiments on animals Pretty much what I expect from the 'spiritual' Deepak Chopra

  8. Shannon Shannon says:

    This book contains a great a deal of really interesting information The book is broken down into 3 parts and each part is then broken down into individual chapters Part 1 is titled The Science of Transformation and gives the reader an introduction to what the book is about and basic information about DNA and genetics Part 2 is titles Lifestyle Choice for Radical Well Being and includes chapters on diet stress exercise meditations sleep and emotions Part 3 is titled Guiding Your Own Evolution and gives the reader steps towards well being as well as information on cells I personally liked Part 2 the section on how to make positive changes in your life A lot of the information provided are things I already do such as eating a vegetarian diet and exercising I also like how these chapters are broken down because they are really reader friendly For example the chapter on diet has a section on how to reduce inflammation There are then 3 lists of things you can do to reduce inflammation labeled Easy Choices Harder Choices and Experimental Choices A lot of books like this tend to be very strict and don't give the reader any options regarding making healthy changes to their lifestyle I really liked this book because it gives you the opportunity to look through this list and pick one or two things if you aren't ready to make a huge change yet There is a great deal of information about diet and exercise as well as being emotional healthyAlthough this book does incorporate information about genetics DNA and cells it also gives the reader a great deal of information and ideas to start changing their lifestyle towards a healthy one I really enjoyed the author's approach as I stated in the last chapter and found this to be a very interesting and helpful book Thank you to the publishers for sending me a review copy of this book

  9. Karaline Karaline says:

    I learned so much about myself through reading this book I highly recommend reading prior to any diet

  10. Lizzy Hissink Lizzy Hissink says:

    This book is just perfect

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