Did you know that you have approximately 20,000 genes? Genes are inherited from your biological parents. Science has made great inroads with respect to identifying the human genome and some of the genes associated with different diseases.
While genetic predisposition for diseases puts you at increased risk, it does not mean you are destined to get those diseases. “Genetic nihilism” is a term coined by Dr. Dean Ornish, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, to describe people who believe there’s nothing they can do if they have a genetic predisposition. [Read more…]