with Larra Jones and Jim Carey

How Stress Affects Your DNA

The human body is a wondrous, miraculous healing machine.

jimby Dr. James Carey, Ph.D. (computers)
– reprinted with permission from Christendom International Magazine

Last time I discussed the role of the digestive enzymes and the pancreas, and how an organic raw vegan diet improves digestion, nutrition and our energy levels. Today we’re going to look at the role of stress in disease, and how that relates to your DNA and healing.

Think of your DNA as being like a piece of thread, or yarn. If you’ve ever twisted a piece of thread tighter and tighter, you may have noticed how the strands of the thread start to fray, breaking in small places along its length, as you tightened.

When we undergo stress our DNA does the same thing. This stress can come through work, our families, our neighbors, our circumstances, the weather… but the biggest component of bodily stress is – what we eat.

That’s right. When we eat a diet of processed, pesticided, herbicided, preserved foods, the work our body has to do to remove those toxins creates large amounts of stress.

When the body is stressed our DNA helix gets tighter and tighter. When it becomes too tight genome pairs start to fail, just like a fraying thread.

The genetic component of disease comes from this DNA predisposition. If your mother’s DNA failed at the gene that prevents breast cancer, then you’ll have the same genetic tendency when your genome pairs start to fail.  If your father had prostate issues, then you will, too, because that same gene pair will tend to fail under stress.

When we eat a diet that is high in organic raw food we reduce the stress in our bodies for the reasons we’ve discussed in the previous articles – detoxification of our body tissue, and reduced workload on the pancreas, liver and kidneys. Our DNA then loosens just like a released thread, and heals itself.

Here’s the really good news:

•    All of the tissue atoms in your body are replaced every six months.
•    All of the bone atoms are replaced in six months to two years.
•    When those atoms are replaced the DNA is replicated, and depending upon the stress levels in your body, will get better or worse.

Yours in Great Natural Health,
Jim Carey

Dr. Jim Carey, PhD, DD, has been a healthy eating advocate for over a decade, ever since the Creative Health Institute program changed his life. Dr. Carey eventually served as Director of Creative Health Institute for several years, and as a Trustee of the Creative Health Institute 501(c)-3 Non-Profit Trust. Dr. Carey resides in rural Georgia, USA, where he loves to eat wild edibles, and travels extensively sharing the message of the healthy eating lifestyle.

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