We are what our parents ate. And what they thought. And how they lived.
Children do not just inherit money, they inherit EPI-genes. The surrounding proteins that morph genes. How we live, think, hide, move and eat, all influence our genes more than our genes themselves. Our kids receive these messages in the dynamic womb.
I wrote about this in Hormone Deception, and its day has come.
A call for GREEN PREGNANCIES, where both to-be parents make a conscious decision about commitment and family. They choose a mate. They plan a date. They detox together, eat better, create a physiologic womb environment that will deliver the healthiest signals to the next generation’s brain and future health.
This is the new vision of health.
It starts in the womb and in our parent’s life styles.
We are all connected.
Peter Huypens, Steffen Sass, Moya Wu, Daniela Dyckhoff, Matthias Tschöp, Fabian Theis, Susan Marschall, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Johannes Beckers. Epigenetic germline inheritance of diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance. Nature Genetics, 2016; DOI: 10.1038/ng.3527