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Make Your Genes ‘Super’ Through Diet, Rest Says Deepak Chopra

Humans are not merely the sum total of the genes they are born with and we all have the ability to shape our gene activity, said Deepak Chopra, co-Author of Super Genes. 'Every experience modulates the activity of your genes,' said Chopra. 'They are activities, they are verbs not nouns.' Chopra is the founder of the Chopra Center for Well-Being. He is the author of more than 80 books translated into 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. Chopra said that medical science has long believed that genes determine our biological destiny. However, he suggested that new scientific discoveries clearly show that genes are dynamic and respond to everything we think, say or do. Most importantly, Chopra said there are no good genes, or bad genes. When it comes to cancerous or other malevolent genes, Chopra says those are mutations that only make up about 5% of our total gene base. 'Think of mutations like a typo in a manuscript, or spelling mistakes. Some are really bad and you can’t make out the sentence and some are actually not so bad,' said Chopra. 'You can influence them by lifestyle.' Regarding those lifestyle changes to improve your genes, Chopra said sleep is paramount, avoiding stress, as well as eating healthy organic foods.
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