Wellness: Your Diet Changes Your Genes – You Are What You Eat

One morning I checked my Twitter feed and found an interesting link to new research on genes and health. As usual, I began clicking links from one article to another going on an amazing hunt for information. Most of us think of genes as the unchanging and stable part of us inherited from our ancestors. I learned that genes, a part of the DNA molecule, have small chemicals that attach in a process called epigenetics. When they attach to genes, they ‘mark’ the gene.  These complex chemical compounds tell the genome what to do, and the marked gene is sometimes passed on as cells divide. Read More