“Super Genes” by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. is a must read for anyone that is interested in a healthier lifestyle and longer life. It describes ground breaking and historical research that proves we can alter our genome on a daily basis. With evidence-based medicine, they describe ways that we can impact our genes to prevent disease and improve immunity.
There are six categories of change that have a meaningful effect on our genes: diet, stress, exercise, meditation, sleep, and emotions. A chapter is devoted to each of these areas and gives dozens of choices to incorporate the changes into your life. The choices for each are divided into three parts: easy choices, harder choices, and experimental choices. Deepak suggests just picking two or three changes for each of the six categories and you will begin to see results.
Deepak writes that the biggest enemy in people’s diet is inflammation. With some suggested diet changes and incorporating foods that fight inflammation you will improve your immune system and notice benefits right away.
“Super Genes” gives basic steps for weight loss. They do not recommend a calorie-restricted diet. Instead, they believe on focusing on the easy steps to reduce inflammation first, exercise, and getting a good night’s sleep. Some foods that fight inflammation include fatty fish, berries, tree nuts, dark leafy greens, tomatoes and olive oil.
The book is easy to understand even you do not have a degree in science. This book will serve as a reference book to me. I intend to adopt the principles in the six categories immediately.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in order to write this review.