In the old nature versus nurture debate, genes are typically pitted against environmental influences as diametrical opposites. But what if you could actually change your genes with food and lifestyle? Well, maybe you can.
The field of epigenetics suggests that our behavior can influence which of our genes are expressed. Integrative Nutrition teaching expert Dr. Mark Hyman is a leading advocate of the idea that genetics are not fixed, and he wants to empower people to make choices that turn on healthy genes and suppress the genetic expression of disease..