Eat right, exercise and change your DNA

Via Todd Mayville
on Jun 24, 2008
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Turns out that mom was right when she told you to eat your veggies. Researchers in California discovered that after only three months, men who changed their diet to add more fruits and veggies as well as daily exercise and stress management techniques (including meditation) had changes in the genetic structure… almost 500 different genes, as a matter of fact… some disease preventing genes had turned on and disease causing genes, including those in prostrate and breast cancer, had turned off. For more:


About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


One Response to “Eat right, exercise and change your DNA”

  1. […] A recent episode of Food Detectives explored the calorie-burning powers of cold water. When you drink cold water, your body expends energy to maintain its normal temperature. This process does in fact burn calories. According to their research, if you drink eight glasses of ice-cold water in a day, it amounts to about 70 burned calories. That won’t replace your regular exercise regimen, but it could arguably save you five minutes or so on the treadmill. […]