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Health with Dr. Paula: Activate your genes for good health

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - For decades, medical scientists believed that genes determined our biological destiny. If heart disease or diabetes were part of your family history, developing these diseases seemed inevitable.

However, thanks to a growing body of genetic research, we now know that genes are not our destiny. While we can’t alter the structure of our genes or the sequence of our DNA, we can influence the activity of our genes to create good health and well-being.

Through your daily lifestyle choices, you can optimize how your genes behave, helping to “turn on” the genes that promote good health and “turn off” the genes that promote illness.

Some lifestyle choices that can help activate our genes for good health include:

  • Sleep
  • Prayer/Meditation
  • Physical Activity
  • Optimal Nutrition
  • Healthy emotions

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