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.)


Mark Sisson said...


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?


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....