“It runs in my family, so it’s out of my control”

This “Big Disconnect” deals with the misconception that diet and lifestyle don’t matter because “(disease X) runs in my family.”

I’ve heard this expression countless times over the years from people who believe the genetic cards have been dealt and they’re powerless to prevent disease.

If you’re living with the assumption that you have no control over your health because you’re pre-programmed for some malady, I have good news for you: Disease and disability are more preventable than you think—even if you are genetically predisposed.

There’s a big difference between being born with a gene (genetic predisposition) and whether that gene will develop into disease (genetic expression). Suppose you were born with a predisposition for colorectal cancer. (Continue reading here…)

Genetics may load the gun, but diet and lifestyle pull the trigger.

Read the other “Big Disconnects” in Chapter 4 of The “Plan A” Diet

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Cyd Notter

Cyd Notter is a graduate of the Center for Nutrition Studies, a past newspaper columnist, and a certified instructor for several dietary therapy courses (The Starch Solution, Food Over Medicine, and Women’s Health).

As the author of The “Plan A” Diet: Combining Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition with the Timeless Wisdom of Scripture, Cyd illustrates the correlations between biblical principles and healthy eating, and provides readers with effective strategies for taking an active role in their health. She offers a variety of educational and cooking classes, provides nutritional coaching on both individual and corporate levels, and speaks to local groups. She’s currently developing an online Transformation System in order to help those struggling with chronic health or weight issues to finally achieve long-term success. She and her husband live in Illinois, where they enjoy outdoor activities, classic movies, and old Volkswagens.
Cyd Notter