Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well Being by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudoph E. Tanzi PH.D.
Published November 5, 2015 by Harmony Books
Genres Nonfiction, Health, Self-Help
“You are not simply the sum total of the genes you were born with,” write Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi. “You are the user and controller of your genes, the author of your biological story. No prospect in self-care is more exciting.” For decades medical science has believed that genes determined our biological destiny. Now the new genetics has changed that assumption forever. You will always have the genes you were born with, but genes are dynamic, responding to everything we think, say, and do. Suddenly they’ve become our strongest allies for personal transformation. When you make lifestyle choices that optimize how your genes behave, you can reach for a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago. The impact on prevention, immunity, diet, aging, and chronic disorders is unparalleled.
This book contains a great a deal of really interesting information. The book is broken down into 3 parts and each part is then broken down into individual chapters. Part 1 is titled The Science of Transformation and gives the reader an introduction to what the book is about and basic information about DNA and genetics. Part 2 is titles Lifestyle Choice for Radical Well-Being and includes chapters on diet, stress, exercise, meditations, sleep and emotions. Part 3 is titled Guiding Your Own Evolution and gives the reader more steps towards well-being, as well as information on cells. I personally liked Part 2, the section on how to make positive changes in your life. A lot of the information provided are things I already do, such as eating a vegetarian diet and exercising. I also like how these chapters are broken down because they are really reader friendly. For example, the chapter on diet has a section on how to reduce inflammation. There are then 3 lists of things you can do to reduce inflammation labeled, Easy Choices, Harder Choices and Experimental Choices. A lot of books like this tend to be very strict and don’t give the reader any options regarding making healthy changes to their lifestyle. I really liked this book because it gives you the opportunity to look through this list and pick one or two things if you aren’t ready to make a huge change yet. There is a great deal of information about diet and exercise, as well as being emotional healthy.
Although this book does incorporate information about genetics, DNA and cells, it also gives the reader a great deal of information and ideas to start changing their lifestyle towards a healthy one. I really enjoyed the author’s approach, as I stated in the last chapter and found this to be a very interesting and helpful book. Thank you to the publishers for sending me a review copy of this book.