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  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: White River Press (April 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935052330
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935052333
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Elaine DiRico on February 19, 2011
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Epigenetics has been a source of fascination for me for years. Dr Bruce Lipton's workshop got me entranced and now this lovely, well written, very comprehensible book takes it further, into nutrition. Interpreting the world while standing under a Niagra of information, much of which is marketing, becomes impossible. This is a clear beacon of understanding and interpreting information, and empowering ourselves to reshape ourselves. Good job.
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I highly recommend this book. One of the author's, Gray Graham, was a speaker at a conference I was at. I was on the edge of my seat listening to his fascinating presentation. The main idea of this book is to expand on the studies done by Francis Pottenger Jr, who used cats as his focus of diet with relationship to how at affects/effects generations. We learn how food can resent our genes for health and wellness (the title)
From Wikipedia about Pottenger: "One particular question that Pottenger addressed in his study had to do with the nutritive value of heat-labile elements -- nutrients destroyed by heat and available only in raw foods. He applied the principles of nutrition and endocrinology early in his practice. Dr. Pottenger was a pioneer in using crude extracts of adrenal cortex as supplements to treat allergic states and exhaustion. In his treatment of respiratory diseases such as TB, asthma, allergies and emphysema, he always highlighted proper diet based on the principles discovered by Weston Price. At his hospital, he served liberal amounts of liver, butter, cream and eggs to convalescing patients."

The author's explain what epigenetic's is and how it affects us now and our future generations. For example, the "eggs" for reproduction my daughter has in her body right now, will possibly be my grandchildren. She inherited certain health traits from me (good or bad) and her foods are affecting future generations (good or bad) but whole, nutrient dense, organic, foods, as found in nature are out bodies best defense.

I think this book would be a great addition to anyone's library of real books about health and wellness, without the bias of big business clouding the information. I enjoy Gray Graham and I value his opinions. I also recommend this book for individuals who plan on having children or who are parents wanting to understand why our food choices are important to a growing baby.
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With the current poor state of health in the United States, the country which spends the most on medical treatments, we know that we're obviously missing something important when it comes to being and staying well. This research shows why proper nutrition (not that dictated by corporate interests via government) is vitally important for not only our own survival, but that of our future children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. It's amazing and frightening to think that our poor nutritional choices now may damage our grandchildren, but science is showing that to be true. A very interesting and enlightening travel into the world of epigenetics!
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I was introduced to this book during a conferance, where I was able to hear the authur speak. After this experience, I wanted to learn more about this importand and fasinating research. The book is well writen and easy the fallow for someone with little knowledge of genetics. Everyone wanting to understand how dramaticly we humans are impacted by our food should read this book!
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This is a book for those who want to know more about genetics, food, DNA and generational influences etc. It is both hopeful and scary and really makes you want to be more aware of what you eat, and live with .
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This book shows you how your DNA is the roll of the dice that holds your potential, but what you eat switches on and off the genes that affect your health for better or worse. The genes that you switch on and off in your own body, then affect the health of your children and grandchildren, what diseases they will be predisposed to, and even the length of their lives. The book was very interesting, explaining studies and their findings, and also personal stories, so it wasn't just a list of facts, but still logical with plenty of proof. It also shows that there is hope, If your family inherited heart disease, it may just be that the healthy gene has been turned off, and just needs to be switched on by the next choices you make.
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For people who are really into the genes of health and body, healthy reproduction etc. More scientific to read than Pottenger's cats, tons of amazing info in this. some I had to skip over, just too deep for me. But learned many new things not easily available to find. this is a deep book
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If you are looking for the 2nd book to followup Pottengers Cats look no further. This book is absolutely astounding in the information and presentation. I use it frequently to explain things to clients about the importance of nutrition not just for them but for their offspring and generations to come.
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