Saturday, July 12, 2008

Gene Therapy

The research confirming the new science of Epigenetics continues to roll in. The journal Science reported on a international study on Autism that 3 of the 6 genes identified as being connected to autism are regulated by activities like thinking, feeling and doing. In other words, early treatment that stimulate thinking, feeling and doing can "switch" the genes and reduce the effects of autism.

This study about how thinking and feeling can turn genes on (or off) follows the recent announcement by Dr. Dean Ornish that a small study with men who have prostate cancer using The Ornish Program "switched" 500 genes in only 90 days, increasing genetic activity to fight cancer and decreasing genes supporting cancer growth.

Epigenetics is the science of changing our genetic activity based on the energy of our thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Early research by Dr. Bruce Lipton demonstrated that the energy of our thoughts is another environmental factor that can alter our genes. Research continues to demonstrate that our genetic functions are not carved in stone but adjust to the environment as needed. This cutting-edge science is showing how many complementary and alternative therapies have managed to improved health.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported last year that 1 in every 150 children has an "autism spectrum disorder" making it one of the most urgent health problems today.

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