THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE LIFE INTEGRATED METHOD
My new book explains the science behind the Life Integrated Method. It all starts with genes. Within the cells of every living thing, there is a gene code. It is what makes them ‘that’ particular species of animal, plant or insect.
Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes (collections of genes); a donkey has 31 pairs of chromosomes, a hedgehog has 44, and a fruit fly has just 4.
Years of environmental selective pressures placed upon the genes allows them to be successful, productive and vibrant in their given environment.
Scientist believed for many years that, due to our complexity, differences in physical features and vastly different abilities, humans must have a huge number of different genes. It was agreed that genes were irreversible and that they represent a sort of inherited cosmic destiny for each of us.
Shockingly, after the completion of the human genome project in 2003, they discovered that humans have far fewer genes that previously thought.
In the last 15 years, research into the study of epigenetics (control above the gene) show that genes will ‘express’ themselves according to information that has been gathered from their environment. Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. a pioneer and leader in epigenetic research, made a groundbreaking discovery when he put two genetically identical cells in two different environments. He discovered that two different body parts formed even though they came from the same pieces of DNA.
Even though we have recently discovered this ‘new biology’, as Lipton describes it, we’ve recognised this epigenetic phenomenon for a long time. Essentially, we just look for situations where two things are genetically identical and yet are not the same in appearance or behaviour.
A caterpillar and the butterfly that it turns in to have the same genetic code, but it’s hard to think of two things that look more different. A queen bee is genetically identical to thousands of her hive mates, and yet she is about twice their weight, has different body parts and can live 20 times longer.
Epigenetics suggests that if you have the breast cancer gene, the gene for type 2 diabetes or even the ‘fat’ gene, providing the correct environmental signals will prevent those genes from ever being expressed. Moreover, good genes are expressed, ones that improve our natural state of health, fitness and happiness. Life Integrated works by flipping the correct epigenetic switches that allow you to produce healthy, happy cells and an ideal body composition.