Chad talks about a few studies on epigenetics.

Did you know that what you eat may not only affect you, but may affect your children, your grandchildren and possibly even your great grandchildren?

Hey everybody! Chad Kreuzer here with Anchor Point Films. We’re talking here about epigenetics. Now “epi” means above the genetics. Researchers are finding some very fascinating things. A particular study, not of food, but just to give an idea of how epigenetics might work…they took mice and introduced the scent to them, something like almonds. When they would introduce that scent to them, they would shock the mice and then they would do that about five times a day. They would shock them when they would smell the scent of something like almonds. They would do this day after day or for several days. Later, those mice would then mate. For their children, they discovered that when they were exposed to the similar scent, that almond-like scent, and something scared them that they had a heightened fear, higher than those mice whose parents did not have the shock with the almond scent. It not only affected the second generation, but also the third generation…so the grandchildren of these mice were affected. What goes on in your life, your experiences may not specifically change your genetics, but could potentially change your epigenetics or the material that tells your genes how to function or operate. What about the food? Researchers looking back through historical records in Sweden discovered that people who in a younger age had gone through a famine that their grandchildren were less likely to have heart disease or be overweight or to have negative health aspects. When they were actually on a healthful diet, it actually benefited two generations down the road. So, you say, “It’s my body. I can do whatever I want with it.” True, you can do whatever you want to. I’m not for anyone forcing you to avoid certain things. You should choose for yourself, but what you do, not affects you, but it affects future generations. It’s interesting, this idea that it can ultimately affect not only you, but your grandchildren and potentially your great grandchildren. The Bible talked about the sins of the fathers would carry down to the third and the fourth generations. Could this be some aspect of what the Bible is talking about? When you go to eat…when you choose to live your lifestyle…even smoking can potentially affect future generations. Speaking of diabetes...when it comes to diabetes, by the time you hit 20-39 years of age, as I’ve stated in a previous video, you have about a 40% chance of having pre-diabetes which increases your chance of heart disease and strokes…potentially a 50% chance of having a stroke or heart attack. Here’s the thing, did you know that they did another mouse study and what they discovered that mice who had pre-diabetes actually increased the risk of their children and their grandchildren getting diabetes. So, yes this is a mouse study, but who knows if it might turn out to be the same in human beings. Since you might at the age of 20-39 have a 40% chance of having prediabetes. Once you get to age 40, it’s a 50% chance. Once you get to age 75, it’s a 75% chance. So, the older we get the more likelihood we have of getting prediabetes or diabetes. You can change your future destiny by the way you choose to eat. If you choose to eat a healthy diet and exercise, you too can live a healthier experience and make it less likely that future generations will suffer because of your personal experience.