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Did You Know Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny?

Did you know your genes are not your destiny? I made a short video about the new science of “epigenetics” (or “above the genes”) . Epigenetics indicates that that our lifestyle exerts a profound influence over which of our genes will be turned on (expressed) or turned off (suppressed) through our day.

Our ongoing diet, stress, pharmacy use, as well as our psychosocial, and physical environment all exert influence over our genes. To paraphrase Shakespeare, the fault lies not in our genes but in ourselves.

CLICK HERE to watch my short 12 MIN video about epigenetics

 

How Owning A Pet Can Improve Your Overall Health – PART 2

Pets can improve your emotional health. They give unconditional love and are always happy to see you. They shower you with love and attention.

This is PART 2 in a series on How Owning A Pet Can Improve Your Overall Health

CLICK HERE for PART 1

Knowing that you have someone who loves you at home gives you a sense of security and stability. Even if the rest of your world is chaos at the moment, having a loving relationship—even if it’s with a pet—can keep you grounded enough to cope. People with loving relationships toward their pets (it doesn’t count if you find them to be a burden or nuisance) also are more likely to be more confident in their day-to-day lives and have higher self-esteem.

Here are some specific ways pets can improve your emotional health

  1. Being around animals improves your mood. Throw a ball for a dog. Pet a bunny. Watch a fish swim or a turtle mosey around. You’ll feel calmer and less frantic.
  2. Just interacting with a pet can decrease the stress-inducing hormone cortisol and increase the feel-good hormone serotonin. You already know (from what you read in PART 1 of this series) that owning a pet can lead lower blood pressure. But that’s especially true during times of high mental stress, when pet owners are more likely to keep a lid on their blood pressure. .
  3. Pets make you feel happy. You know that gooey feeling you get when you stare deeply into your pet’s eyes and it lovingly stares back? That triggers the same hormonal feedback loop that a mother and her newborn baby feel when they gaze at one another. This release of oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, helps you bond to your pet and vice versa. It makes you feel happy, secure, and well. If you feel like your pet is your best friend—or even your child—now you know why.
  4. Growing up with a pet helps children develop empathy. Parents have long used pets to teach their children the responsibilities of physically taking care of someone else. Research shows that is just the start, because having a pet also improves kids’ emotional intelligence. The bonding hormones discussed above help children relate to a creature other than themselves. That helps kids learn to care for the feelings of their pet in addition to their physical needs. These lessons in empathy will help kids relate better to humans as they grow up. Children who have higher emotional intelligence tend to be more successful later in life.

PART 3 will discuss how Owning A Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health

 

FREE ONLINE ORAL HEALTH SUMMIT March 12-19, 2018

Did you know that 80% of disease symptoms are caused by problems that begin in your mouth?

Oral health is one of the most common questions that comes up in my community, and one of the most overlooked health issues in conventional and integrative medicine!

Did you know that many health challenges actually BEGIN with your oral health? Even a root canal can cause lifelong health complications!

CLICK HERE to register for the ORAL HEALTH SUMMIT FREE AND ONLINE MARCH 12 – 19, 2018

Oral health is the most overlooked health issue in conventional and integrative medicine, yet…

  • A Harvard study showed that men with gum disease are 63% more likely to get pancreatic cancer!
  • Many dental materials are toxic. Remove them and say goodbye to chronic headaches, arthritis pain, back pain, bladder problems and more!
  • By reversing gum disease you’ll get rid of stomach pain, diabetes, heart disease, immunity problems and even osteoporosis!
  • Silent root canal infections can wreck your health. Heal your body and you can stop and even reverse cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, lung problems, stomach ulcers and pregnancy complications!
  • The dental mercury in “silver” fillings is the hidden cause of Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and depression. Remove them the right way and protect your brain!

FREE GIFTS WITH SUMMIT REGISTRATION

Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD Solutions for Heart Disease and Oral Infections

In this video, learn:

  • Misunderstood threat linked to oxidative stress.
  • Stunning revelations about hidden infections in our mouth.
  • “Big Four” nutritional supplements to avoid premature death by chronic disease.
Ty Bollinger Your Cancer Risk EXPOSED

In this video, learn:

  • Surprising truth about smokeless tobacco and cancer risk
  • Deadly realities of root canal treated teeth
  • Most effective ways to reduce the risk of cancer