Today's Reuters reports on an amazing study led by Dr. Dean Ornish, head of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Sausalito, California.
Ornish is known as a guru who praises healthy lifestyle changes. In his study, after 3 months of a major lifestyle change that included exercise, a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables combined with meditation, patients with low-risk prostrate cancer were able to alter 500 genes in their bodies.
The amazing part is not that genes were altered, but that the disease-preventing genes increased (48 genes turned on), while the disease-promoting ones decreased (453 turned off).
We have the power to change our bodies within 3 months. Amazing!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Posted by Susan at 11:17 PM