Can Thoughts Alter Our Genetic Makeup?

“Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, advocates the idea that we have significant control over our biology, and with our intentions and beliefs we can ‘reprogram’ or ‘control’ our genes and our lives. This challenges the traditional scientific belief that genes control life and people attribute their illnesses to genetic dysfunctions.

For instance if cancer, heart failure or some other disease runs in the family, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a younger member of the family would also get those diseases, contradictory to the belief that diseases are hereditary. The genes can be altered by changing our environment and perception of that environment.”

Dr. Lipton advocates three ways to  to effectively change the sabotaging beliefs that reside in the subconscious mind:  Buddhist mindfulness, clinical hypnotherapy, and a new discipline known as “energy psychology.” Read more at

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