You know of someone. You’ve heard the stories. Heart problem in a child. Brain tumor in a child. Cancer in a child. Heart attack in a healthy athlete, a runner. Breast cancer in a young seemingly healthy mother.
It sucks – bigtime.
How did they accumulate toxic crap in their short lifetimes and there are others that do and seem to be okay! What’s the deal?
In 15 years of practice and pouring over workshops, materials, research journals and studies, listening to countless audios and books on health and the causes of disease, I’ll do my best to give my take on what I’ve accumulated as some form of reasoning. Great advocates and experts of this type of information are the following: Bruce Lipton and Dr. Mark Hyman.
I’ll start with this: no one talks about this. I’ve done an intense amount of spiritual research as well. It’s one of my driving passions. In summation (and it almost seems like a cliché…like “everything happens for a reason”, but it does have more substance) we all came here to experience life a certain way, and from the outside looking in we often suffer more than the afflicted. I will never degrade someone’s belief that perhaps prior to birth, our consciousness has “chosen a certain life experience for some form of evolution, or lesson for others.” The truth of the matter is there is an infinity of causes for every “event” be it good or bad. In the grand scheme, those short lives lived can be perceived as a gift, a blessing, creating impact for hundreds, thousands, sometimes millions, and with hindsight, they often are.
The scientific bridge resides in one word: EPIGENETICS. Both the aforementioned experts on epigenetics can go to great depths, I’ll attempt to explain best I can while being brief.
We inherit genetic code. It was always assumed that you get the cards you’ve been dealt. Meaning if you inherit a bad gene, your destiny is pre-written. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, alcoholism in your family…most likely then in you too. How’s that for an uplifting prognosis!?
New truth: Epigenetics. There’s something that can influence your genetic code. It’s your environment. What you eat, how you move, how you think, the air you breathe, who you hang around with, all that influences genetic expression. That means I can have a poor prognosis and change it to some degree and live a longer, healthier life than my ancestral lineage. On the other hand, my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents could’ve all lived to 100, and I could live a horrible lifestyle and find myself with diabetes on the verge of a heart attack in my 50’s.
How’s that all explain chronic diseases and conditions in the young and healthy?
We not only inherit our genetic code, we inherit the momentum that came with it. If my great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents were all living a less than optimal genetic expression caused by poor environmental and lifestyle choices, I’ve got the cards stacked against me. I’m born with inherent genetic adaptations pointing me to a horrible disease. I’ve got less time to make up a lot more momentum than someone else born with more favorable momentum.
A young child with cancer, and a sibling without? WTF.
You can adopt the spiritual belief. You can insert epigenetics with the cocktail of the wrong environmental input at the wrong time that tipped the scale. Or you can side with Conspiracy Theorists – some form of sick minded population control.
Anyway you look at it, it’s sad. However, I choose an empowered outlook. I choose a balanced blend of spirituality and science. Fact is: from a spiritual perspective, there’s a lot more to life than we can comprehend and we all have limited time here, we might as well make the most of it. I choose the scientific, logical reasoning because it makes sense and is empowering to know we can affect our gene expression (I know many examples of healthy people with unhealthy siblings…because of wiser lifestyle and environmental choices.) And honestly, when you look at all the crap that’s injected into our youth in increasing quantities (way more than even 20 years ago – with less incidence of disease back then) and our food being more bioengineered…it simply makes you sit back and wonder. All I know is that more light will be shed on those affects in the future.
I hope that makes some sense and can give you some peace and understanding.
For now, live on, and do the best you can.