Epigenetics as Fuel for Brain Health

Publication

Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Author(s)

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN

Abstract

Q: How much power do we have to control brain health over the course of our lifetimes?

Dr. Perlmutter: We have a great deal of power. Many of us grew up in a time of genetic determinism and had to labor through this dichotomy of “nature-versus-nurture,” which asks: “Are we the product of our genes or of our environments?” But now, we understand that our health and longevity actually represent a beautiful dance between nature and nurture—it is not one or the other. Our health is predicated on choosing how we interact with our genetic predispositions…

Date

February 1, 2013

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