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Epigenetics

The Gene’s Switch

Epigenetics is the field of biology that deals with the question of what factors such as environmental toxins etc. influence a gene's activity and consequently the development of each cell.

Randy Jirtle, a biologist at Duke University in Durham, USA, used genetically identical mice to epigenetically demonstrate the effects of specific vitamins and dietary supplements on genes. Mice that were supplemented with vitamins, minerals and trace elements during pregnancy gave birth to slim, healthy and brown offspring. In the absence of these supplements, the offspring were fat, susceptible to disease and yellow.

Similarly, epigenetics conclusively proves that all environmental toxins can accordingly switch on or off important genes. This decisively alters our control system, causing errors in the continual process of gene reading. Moreover, environmental toxins block crucial enzymes that are essential for our metabolism.

In this fundamental way, environmental toxins lead to latent inflammation, so-called "silent inflammation," and chronic inflammation. They have an impact on our metabolism, can lead to autoimmune diseases, and the disrupted cell health can lead to tumor development.

This shows us that environmental toxins have a considerable influence on the course of an emerging or already chronic disease and must be taken into account during therapy. This is one of the primary focuses of BIOLOGICUM+.