Genetics

http://www.drfranklipman.com/busting-the-myth-on-genes-and-family-history/

Although Gene Expression tends to be a bit more complex than this article makes it. This is good base information about the subject of Epigenetics. Some other factors that can contribute to gene expression are: socioeconomic status, the level of stress of your job, the amount of central nervous system insults that you have incurred, and whether you were able to heal / integrate them before the next one happened, what generation you are in (the young people under the age of 25 are experiencing much more familial gene expression for a variety of reasons including stress and their parents’ perception of stress), whether you were affected by the huge amount of societal changes that America has had (i.e. housing crisis, stock market crashes…overall corporate white collar criminals trying to steal your money…), your availability of emergency financial support in difficult times, how much change you have gone through and how quickly, your experience, exposure and the effect of natural disasters and earth /climate change on you, your family, your stability and your body, where you grew up and the enviromental toxins associated with that, how fast paced your lifestyle is, what industry you are in, how secure your livelihood is, how many vacations you take, how high the expectations on you are and whether you can meet them, your relationship status, your family’s belief systems about emotional expression, the communication and conflict skills of your family, whether your family and support system drinks or uses drugs, your race and whether you are experiencing discrimination, whether you are a vegetarian and how your body responds to that (contrary to what much of the medical industry is proposing, large amounts of people experience negative gene expression merely BECAUSE they are a vegetarian), gender, geographic location, whether and how much the gene expression of a characteristic was expressed WHEN you were conceived and during prenatal development, how many generations had experienced the gene expression prior to you and the amount of information that they had about appropriately caring for their bodies, and whether they let that gene expression contribute to other malformations before you were conceived…

…For many, the amount of factors that they would NEED to have control of are not * in* their control, and the information is not available to them about how to protect themselves. So as much as the generations who are 60 years old and older would want everyone to believe that everything is their control, they are oftentimes out of touch with the challenges faced by the younger generations and those who come from cultural groups that are different then theirs.

This is why one of the reasons that cancer rates are SOOOOO high.

However, the Belief that we have control over our gene expression and the desire to live a life that supports our health is absolutely primary for staying healthy and acquiring the guidance that we need to protect ourselves.  Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests that we
should never operate at more than 70% capacity. That way we can be prepared for the
unexpected events. Reduced stress is essential for limiting unhealthy (family illness) gene
expression (like cancer, diabetes or heart problems…)

http://www.drfranklipman.com/busting-the-myth-on-genes-and…/

Most of us were raised to believe that the genes we were born with are our destiny and the diseases that run in the family are most likely coming for us too
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My views on Anarchy

Order / Organization that is for the Greatest Good of All is better than selfish greed in any form. The answer to ineffective leadership is not “no leadership”. It is effective, transformational, high integrity, ethical, inspired leadership. That will not happen until the people change and vote for someone or listen to someone who is healthy.

Anarchy in America (US) would be a selfish, power grab by All (Rather than the selfish power grab by just the select few). Most people in America are unhealthy mentally AND physically. Just about everyone is using some kind of drug. Until people get drug free and address core issues, it will be unsafe for ANY of them to have power that can affect others’ lives. So i certainly don’t trust those people to do behaviors that are the highest good of all when they can’t even do the highest good for themselves. Self leadership doesnt work in a society until people are healthy. Otherwise everyone is just violating everyone else.

Proper leadership is through inspired action and wisdom and leading by example. There are people who do this, but Ameicans don’t choose them as leaders.

I studied transformational leadership in 1985 (and one of the books we used was written in 1967). We have yet to see it in this country (USA). “We, the people”, do not choose to have order that is based in integrity, doing the right thing, heart led, emotional health…Until we, as humanity, choose that love and integrity are more important than money and that healthy emotional behavior is more important than suppression, we, the people, will continue to chose people who lead us astray.

Over and over in this country (US) i see people doing behaviors of “This doesn’t work, let’s do the opposite” A psychologist-friend of mine would always say “180% away from insanity is still insanity”.

We need teachers who teach people what truly healthy behavior is, then self governance might work.

I am tired of the belief that people have that

having more drugs available to the population makes a culture better. That is like saying
“How do you heal an alcoholic? Give him alcohol”. Addictive behavior is very complex, and
unless one is drug-free, they don’t even begin to understand the issues and what is involved in healing – physical, mental, emotional, psychological, biochemical, socially, financial and nutrigenetical. The idea that “Say ‘No’ to drugs, didn’t work. Well then, let’s say ‘Yes’ to drugs”. Is incredibly simplistic, unskilled, uneducated and immature thinking. And it is part  of the addictive thinking structure. Addictive thinking is very black and white, on or off. People are not! They are complex and have the full spectrum of human emotion…Whether they express it overtly or not. Addictive behavior, whether it is low level, like a little alcohol every day, or high level – full blown addition, is not resolved by taking more drugs. It is resolved by addressing the CORE issues underneath why someone is using some drug to deal with life. A healthy person does not have the belief that they NEED some form of drug to make it through life. Health begins with our beliefs about drugs. (I am talking about alcohol and caffeine too. They are as much a drug as any other). To heal completely means that we believe that we can get our human needs met without some drugs and we have the repertoire of behavior to do so. (This of coarse happens after  we address that core issues of why we can’t make it through the day without alcohol and caffeine …)

…I think that if someone has an idea of how to deal with addiction problems, they should spend 5 years without ANY drugs, including alcohol, marijuana, and even sugar (which destroys our immune system). Then they will get a view of whether their ideas really work.

Drugged out, and healed / healing are two COMPLETELY different things. At this point most people (in US) have some form of trauma or ptsd. And most want to run away and not address the core issues underneath their avoidance patterns. People spend so much time, energy and money on their denial patterns that they don’t have anything left to address the core issues.

Some unaddressed factors that can contribute to bomb threats:

Some unaddressed factors that can contribute to bomb threats:
Isolation, rejection, emotional issues relating to not being understood or accepted for one’s biochemical or emotional individuality
Living in a society that is extremely addictive (books: When Society becomes an addict, Anatomy of an Epidemic…), where one is expected to be happy all of the time or not supported for their negative feelings, overwhelm, anger or pain…
A society that is extremely lack oriented where no one has anything extra to share with another (i.e. emotional energy)
Emotional unintelligence – using drugs to deal with issues – alcohol, marijuana, caffeine are all drugs…(Southern Oregon is one of the most addictive places in the country)
A culture’s lack of customer service skills
A culture where people are VERY selfish
A culture where people put money or physical things before others emotional and / or spiritual needs
Workaholic cultures that do not respect the emotional / and or physical health of people
Racism, discrimination, scapegoating, negative profiling, bullying…
Us and them thinking and projection onto another who is different that they are a “them” or “the bad guy”
A narcissistic culture where people do not own their emotional issues and they project them on to other targets – “you are the problem”
Having leaders who appear diplomatic and happy all of the time, but uses drugs or cigarettes to deal with his emotions behind the scenes
Economic injustice
The war between the rich and the poor thinking
Selfish people hurting others to get ahead
Beliefs that it is ok to harm others to get ahead
A culture that lacks ethics, integrity or social responsibility.
A culture or belief system that it is “ok to do harm” as long as you do not get caught
rather than having any sense of morality to do the right thing, regardless of who is looking.
A cultural belief system that if harm has come to you, it is because you deserved it.
Lack of ethics for a few to succeed, where honest people are disadvantaged
Poverty
Unemployment and the emotional overwhelm and crisis that come with that. (among young people coming out of college – 1 in 2 if not more are unemployed oftentimes carrying up to $80,000 in debt)
A culture where there are no calming, pharmaceutical grade nutritional support for those in crisis.
Homelessness or the fear of it
Insecure or unstable home situations
Unreasonable expectations of young people, their capacity to produce or to be emotionally stable
Unreasonable or impossible to meet standards being put on children in the education system
Go, Go, Go standards of society ignoring or disrespecting emotional or physical health and well being
Insecure housing situations
Narcistic parents who take drugs and judge their children for being “oversensitive” or “overreactive”
Parents who drink, smoke, use stimulants… and who judge their children for taking or being on other drugs. (Children learn from example / modeling)
Parents who are numb, shut down, emotionally blocked, addictive, who are adult survivors of physical, mental, emotional abuse or neglect, and who project their issues on to children
Parents who are “flat” in their emotions because they have low level depression and don’t know to go to a doctor to address their hormonal issues and judge their children for being emotional
Judgement of young people’s range of emotion and unreasonable beliefs about them “being” or “staying” even-keeled rather than loving them unconditionally for having the full spectrum of human emotion
Unhealed abuse issues
Hormonal imbalance
Adrenal exhaustion
Environmental Toxic Overload
Doctors who do not understand why the body of the child (any person) is anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed and medicating instead of healing them (Naturopathic doctors are on the right track)
Insomnia
The lack of wisdom about and availability of suitable pharmaceutical grade nutritional support for insomnia, depression and anxiety.
Medication that have suicidal or homicidal side effects
A culture where support for insomnia, depression and anxiety is only psychological and no one deals with the biochemistry, or where the biochemical support has extreme side effects that are way worse than the issue for which it is being prescribed (Ie “in some instances, this support can cause death…”)
Using a stimulant to treat anxiety (CALMANTS should be used)
Malnourishment
Generation differences between parent and children where the parents have NO understanding of the level of pressure that is on children (and young people) at this point or caring about their feelings and how overwhelmed they are
Transgenerational Epigenetic Influence – the passing on of ill health from parent to child because the parent did not address the health issues BEFORE the birth of the child. (Usually parents who drink or use caffeine are already in stage one or stage two illness. The child is then born with these same health issues)
The belief system that men are supposed to be calm all of the time (a pressure cooker ready to blow) and they do not get the emotional support that they need.

Who indicted oatmeal?

With all of this momentum to support the paleo diet, I would like to remind everyone the “180 degrees away from insanity, is still insanity”. We need to eat balanced diets. Yes for O blood type and those who cannot pull off the vegetarian diets, protein is not only important, it is a priority. But we must not throw the baby out with the bath water. Protein is a building block for almost everything going on in the body including the building of DNA.

Yes, as far as protein goes, we should not eat more than our palm size of meat at any time (as thick as a deck of cards). It is hard for the body to digest and causes the body to be acidic. (not to mention putting the body at risk for heart problems). It should be grass fed/ “finished” beef or animals and pasture raised chicken…Organic only (otherwise you are at risk for gmos and all of the toxicity that goes with that). (Finished means that the animals were fed grass all way up to their transition day. IE they were not fed grains the last month to fatten them up)

We should be eating 7-9 veggies (and about 2 fruits) a day. This should be our primary focus because this is our pharmacy of good health. We need to eat the rainbow of colors every day to protect us from environmental toxicity. Veggies support us in being alkaline, which protects us from disease. They also give us good fiber to keep us regular.

We also need healthy fats, like omega 3s and some (but less) omega 6, like coconut oil. Nurses say we should have a 2:1 ratio of omega 3s to 6s. Two omega 3s for every 6. These can come from avocados, nuts (although some nuts are higher in 6s), and high quality extra virgin olive oil (virgin can be used for cooking at low temperatures). Walnuts are a good choice for nuts (and are good for the brain) and brazil nuts are considered the queen of nuts – although for many it is an acquired taste.

Now… Let’s talk about oatmeal. There is no evidence to support or validate that oatmeal is not good for the body…Quite the contrary, there are volumes of studies that demonstrate that oatmeal is good for our body. The American diet is way to focussed on grains, so I would say, “yes, we need to cut back on grains”.

Leading edge doctors who have studied nutrition recommend that we do not eat more than a cup, or half a cup a day of grains per day. They recommend that we avoid wheat because it is so hybridized that most peoples’ bodies do not even recognize it, and there is also a concern that GMO/GE wheat can taint the organic wheat. Some gluten grains are bad for people with sensitivity to them, however I feel that a bigger issue is that some people already have so much inflammation in their gut that gluten just exaserbates the problem. (There can be other issues also, like mercury / or other heavy metal toxicity in the gut, which can also contribute to this gut inflammation…)

Each individual has certain tolerances and sensitivities to certain foods, including grains. For one a pecan might be a godsend, of another it might be a poison. The same is true for grains. I am O blood type (“the natural meat eater”) and I am highly allergic to wheat and spelt, but my body loves oatmeal and buckwheat (among others).

So my recommendation is, if your body reacts to a specific grain, don’t eat it. An allergic reaction can follow all the way up to 10 days after you eat a food. It can include mood swings and emotions, anger (from the liver detoxing) or the myriad of physical issues including acnes or rashes. Some doctors recommend that you eliminate a food for 6 months, then bring it back and eat a lot of it for a period of time and see if your body reacts. Another option is to get a blood test to find out food allergies and sensitivities. This can cost $300-800.

So back to oatmeal and low risk (non gmo) grains. Grains can have a mineral in them called Lithium. Lithium is well known in the medical industry as a medication used to stabilize mood swings (for bipolar). This is just one of many nutrients in oatmeal and other grains that is beneficial for the body. Brown rice and black beans are also a great nutritional combo because they equate to a full protein, high fiber and they are less taxing to the body’s digestive system than meat. 

Grains can also support the creation of serotonin (our happy drugs in our body), if they are appropriate for your body. 

There is nothing wrong with being a healthy OMNIVORE. And eating the full spectrum of food available, as long as you are getting the right amount of veggies and protein and you are not overdoing it with any particular food. The concept of eating well balanced meal, has never gone away. With registered dieticians, the “food pyramid” has been gone for a long time. Because almost the entire news media is owned by a few people, good accurate information about health rarely reaches the news and the american public. Don’t be afraid to eat oatmeal or other grains that work for your body as long as you are only eating about a half cup per meal. I will eat a beef sausage patty, which I make, collard greens (or any colorful veggies) and 1/2 cup of oatmeal for breakfast. Oftentimes I will the same thing for lunch that I make for breakfast so that I save time on food prep. Or I will eat the same thing for breakfast that I ate for dinner so that I don’t have to cook again.

And remember food allergies can be created by eating the same thing every day or limiting your food options to your favorite 25 foods. Mix it up, eat seasonal veggies, and eat the right foods in the right proportions for your body. Don’t overdo ANY foods or your will wind up with different health issues.

And, as a sidenote. Although we all love bacon, the processing of it can lead to  any end product that is less than ideal for our health (and extremely toxic that can contribute to infertility and impotence). Focus on healthy, less processed cuts of beef and pork and get your fats from healthy options. If you are craving fats eat olive oil and coconut oils.