“It runs in my family, so it’s out of my control”
This “Big Disconnect” deals with the misconception that diet and lifestyle don’t matter because “(disease X) runs in my family.”
I’ve heard this expression countless times over the years from people who believe the genetic cards have been dealt and they’re powerless to prevent disease.
If you’re living with the assumption that you have no control over your health because you’re pre-programmed for some malady, I have good news for you: Disease and disability are more preventable than you think—even if you are genetically predisposed.
There’s a big difference between being born with a gene (genetic predisposition) and whether that gene will develop into disease (genetic expression). Suppose you were born with a predisposition for colorectal cancer. (Continue reading here…)
Genetics may load the gun, but diet and lifestyle pull the trigger.
Read the other “Big Disconnects” in Chapter 4 of The “Plan A” Diet
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