I follow the linked below blog for health – here’s a passage that I found fascinating. Hopefully knowing that most of the negative news is fake will help you live longer.
Perhaps the most significant factor in our state of health is what we think and feel about ourselves and our lives. Epigenetics is the phenomena whereby genetically identical cells express their genes differently, resulting in different physical traits. Biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The different kinds of cells in our bodies provide an example. Skin cells and brain cells have different forms and functions, despite having exactly the same DNA. There must be mechanisms–other than DNA–that make sure skin cells stay skin cells when they divide. According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, gene activity can change on a daily basis. If the perception in your mind is reflected in the chemistry of your body, and if your nervous system reads and interprets the environment and then controls the blood’s chemistry, then you can literally change the fate of your cells by altering your thoughts. Our genes are quite dynamic in their expression and the calmness of our mind can actually have a potential influence on their expression.
220;The major problem is that people are aware of their conscious beliefs and behaviors, but not of subconscious beliefs and behaviors. Most people don’t even acknowledge that their subconscious mind is at play, when the fact is that the subconscious mind is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind and that we operate 95 to 99 percent of our lives from subconscious programs,” says Lipton.