Monday, June 23, 2008

Your genes are not your destiny

I thought I'd send out this post from Mark's Daily Apple. It's about a study of early prostate cancer patients who, "on personal grounds unrelated to the study," decided to forgo conventional treatment. The study saw them improve their diet, exercise, and practice stress-reduction (yoga, meditation, visualization). After a period of time, their 'disease-fighting' genes showed an increase in activity, while the 'disease' genes showed a decrease.

I think I've mentioned it a few times before in this blog. You can do a lot for yourself just by eating well, moving around, and chilling out! (Not to neglect the rather important role of chemotherapy in my case.)

3 comments:

Mark Sisson said...

Bob,

Thanks for the link! Wish you the best of luck with your journey.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Bob & Anna,

Well, you are true to your word in writing less than you used to on your website! Which I know is a good thing as you were wishing for less to write about. But how about a quick update on summer in Temagami, baby progress, swimming, hiking, new workouts and recipes. I miss hearing from you both!

I am well over here in Rome...heading to Canada on 3 August for two weeks. Any chance you'll be in Toronto during that period?

Sarah

Anna said...

Hey Sarah!

I am away the last week of August and the first... I am not sure we are going to be in TO though... :( I would LOVE to see you!

Hmmmm..... deep thought....