It is the study of biological processes responsible to switching genes on or off. While genetics refers to the passing of genes from parents to offsprings, epigenetics refers to how those genes are used.
It presents us with the idea that even though it is possible to inherit ‘bad genes,’ the environment – toxins, foods, stresses, etc. – plays a huge role in silencing or activating those genes.
Dr. V and her team have seen many cases improved through epigenetics testing and protocols set forth to restore balance and health.
An excellent example of epigenetics at work is in the case of identical twins. This type of twins contains the exact sequence of genetic DNA code. However, over time, one twin could find themselves at a higher risk of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, or mental health disorders. This can be caused by a difference in lifestyles. The environmental factors which surround them result in different epigenetic expressions, despite identical genetics.