Your genetics are determined by factors such as your exposure to substances and environments while in the womb via your mother, your mothers and fathers genetics, and influences since birth. Some things you can't change - but your predisposition to genetic disease can be greatly influenced to allow you to live the most positive genetic expression of YOU possible!
The interaction of your own unique genes with environmental triggers is a biological science called epigenetics. For example, some people have a tendency to put on weight too easily. Their body doesn't seem to know when to stop storing for the winter famine. This is a classic scene of the interplay of genetics and environment - or epigenetics.
But did you know that we have the power to alter our gene expression, lengthen our life, and turn 'off' unwanted genes that cause ill health?
Well, we CAN!
Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, the author and brain behind the Blood Type Diet, has fine tuned his approach to diet even more in his book 'Change Your Genetic Destiny'.
GenoType 1 The Hunter
Tall, thin, and intense, with an overabundance of adrenaline and a fierce, nervous energy that winds down with age, the Hunter was originally the success story of the human species. Vulnerable to systemic burnout when overstressed, the Hunter's modern challenge is to conserve energy for the long haul.
GenoType 2 The Gatherer
Full-figured, even when not overweight, the Gatherer struggles with body image in a culture where thin is "in." An unsuccessful crash dieter with a host of metabolic challenges, the Gatherer becomes a glowing example of health when properly nourished.
GenoType 3 The Teacher
Strong, sinewy, and stable, with great chemical synchronicity and stamina, the Teacher is built for longevity - given the right diet and lifestyle. This is the genotype of balance, blessed with a tremendous capacity for growth and fulfillment.
GenoType 4 The Explorer
Muscular and adventurous, the Explorer is a biological problem solver, with an impressive ability to adapt to environmental changes, and a better than average capacity for gene repair. The Explorer's vulnerability to hormonal imbalances and chemical sensitivities can be overcome with a balanced diet and lifestyle.
GenoType 5 The Warrior
Long, lean, and healthy in youth, the Warrior is subject to a bodily rebellion in midlife.With the optimal diet and lifestyle, the Warrior can overcome the quick-aging metabolic genes and experience a second, "silver," age of health.
GenoType 6 The Nomad
A GenoType of extremes, with a great sensitivity to environmental conditions—especially changes in altitude and barometric pressure, the Nomad is vulnerable to neuromuscular and immune problems. Yet a well-conditioned Nomad has the enviable gift of controlling caloric intake and aging gracefully.
Information sourced directly from; http://www.dadamo.com/media/gtd.htm
Tanya is not connected to Eat Right For Your Type or the Genotype Diet in any way. She is a naturopath who utilises this well researched science to assist her clients in private clinical consultation, or in private educational seminars.