How Your Daily Choices Can Unlock Your Genetic Potential

  • By Rachel Perlmutter
  • May 16
How Your Daily Choices Can Unlock Your Genetic Potential

Have you ever heard the saying "you are what you eat"? Well, it turns out there's a whole lot more to it than just diet! Science is uncovering a fascinating field called epigenetics, which explores how our choices and surroundings can influence how our genes work.

Unlike the actual DNA code, epigenetic changes don't alter your genes themselves. Instead, they act like little switches that turn genes on or off, affecting your overall health and well-being. The good news? These changes are reversible, meaning you have the power to make choices that support your body's natural potential.

Here's how your lifestyle and environment can impact your genes:

  • Feeling Happy and Positive? Great! Research shows that positive emotions can activate genes that benefit your mental and physical health. Think of it as a happiness boost that goes beyond just feeling good – it can actively support your well-being. On the flip side, chronic stress can turn on genes linked to disease, highlighting the importance of managing stress for optimal health [1].
  • Get Moving! Regular exercise does wonders for your body, and it turns out, it can also influence your genes for the better! Physical activity can modify genes associated with metabolism and muscle function [2]. So, every workout isn't just about burning calories; it's about supporting how your genes are expressed for healthier future!
  • Your Surroundings Matter. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the products we use, and even the food we eat can all leave an impression on our genes. Consider how every choice, from your water to your daily moisturizer, can either support or hinder your health. Exposure to pollutants and toxins that you eat, breathe, or touch can activate harmful genes, potentially leading to various health issues [3].

Reducing Your Toxic Load for a Healthier You

The concept of toxic load is closely linked to epigenetics. It refers to the amount of toxins and harmful substances your body accumulates over time.

In fact, there are over 120+ harmful chemicals found in the average woman's daily skincare routine. Low quality supplements frequently have unhealthy contaminants and fillers in them that are not disclosed on their labels.  Carpet, paint, vinyl flooring and furniture often off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.  And the tap water we drink often carries water treatment chemicals, and in some cases, so much more.

When you minimize your exposure to these toxins, you support your body's ability to maintain healthy gene expression. Here's how managing your toxic load can benefit you:

  • Detoxification Powerhouse: Limiting toxin exposure eases the burden on your liver and other organs that help your body cleanse itself, allowing them to function more efficiently and keep you feeling your best [4].
  • Immune System Boost: By lowering your toxic load, you're essentially giving your immune system a helping hand. This can make it stronger and better equipped to fight off illnesses [5].
  • Hormonal Harmony: Reducing exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in your environment can help maintain hormonal balance, which is crucial for overall health and well-being [6]. By making mindful choices about the products you use and the environment you live in, you can help your body maintain its natural balance and promote optimal health.

Taking Control of Your Wellness Journey

At, we believe that managing your toxic load is an essential part of any wellness journey. Our team of medical professionals carefully selects ultra-clean supplements, beauty products, and home wellness items, ensuring each product supports healthy gene expression and reduces your exposure to toxins.

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Explore our curated range of wellness products today and take control of your health by managing your toxic load. Remember, small changes can have a big impact – start making healthier choices today for a brighter, healthier tomorrow!

Check out the references below to learn more about epigenetics and toxic load!

[1] Liu, Y., Drabant, E. M., & Morris, J. S. (2017). Associations between positive emotions and global DNA methylation in middle-aged adults. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79(9), 973-980.

[2] Moore, L. R., Tsai, P. C., Sullivan, P. G., et al. (2015). Exercise and epigenetic modifications in cardiovascular disease. Circulation Research, 117(12), 811-822.

[3] Fei, Q., Xia, T., Shui, B., et al. (2018). Environmental epigenetics: A new horizon for understanding the health effects of environmental exposures. Annual Review of Public Health, 39, 143-160.

[4] Parsons, A., & Kaplowitz, N. (2009). The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

[5] (Rapson, N. S., & Hodgson, E. (2008). Environmental epigenetics and the developmental origins of health and disease. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 52(9), 807-812.)

[6] Casals, M., Muñoz-Marmol, M., Breen, J., et al. (2017). Early life exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42(1), 33-45.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.