The 3 M's

Author: Linda Sinden   Date Posted:14 May 2018 

Epigenetics and you

Do you think it is inevitable that you will experience the types of illness that run in your family?

If your mum, dad, sister, brother or grandparents have an illness such as a heart condition, do you think you might eventually have it also?

Latest research in epigenetics (the study of biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off) suggests that our DNA is not the only deciding factor in gene expression.

Researcher Dr Pamela Peake explained that the blueprint in the DNA does not need to express itself as it has in our family or extended family. The choices we make with how we use our mind, what we put in our mouth and how we move our body, all have a scientifically proven impact on how our genes will express. Isn’t that great!

Dr Peake has coined a phrase to describe the key life choices that make a difference in gene expression. She calls them The 3 M’s which are an acronym for Mind, Mouth (what we eat) and Muscle (physical fitness).

So I asked myself: What are the three most important choices we can make to optimise our gene expression in our 3 M’s? Here’s what I came up with:

  1. Mind - There is an Ayurvedic saying “Consciousness is primary and matter is secondary.” This is confirmed by research that indicates how we use our mind has the largest impact on gene expression.   
    1. Increase your access to the deepest and most powerful resources in your mind with daily practise of Transcendental Meditation. Learn more NZ | AUS
    2. Take Brahmi 2 tablets after breakfast and evening meals
      Take Premium Amla Berry tablets prior breakfast and evening meals to enhance mental and physical energy. This combination of herbals is very powerful for resourcing the mind.
    3. Ensure you get adequate sleep each day. Sleep is your daily reset. A lot happens when you sleep!
  2. Mouth - What we eat via our mouth and all our senses is metabolised into nourishing fluids or into impurities when digestion is incomplete. Incomplete digestion creates a build-up of impurities (ama) which first accumulates in the digestive tract and then over time moves about the body causing disruption and discomfort wherever it settles. Key suggestions are:
    1. Eat your heaviest meal  at lunchtime with a light evening meal by 6-7pm. Eat only when hungry and stop eating when comfortably full. Avoid over eating.
    2. Taking Digest Tone 1-2 tablets prior your evening meal is good for all types.
    3. Favour foods that are in season, grown spray-free and eat them fresh. Avoid canned or frozen foods.
  3. Muscle - Move it, move it, move it.. Yes, even a little bit counts!
    1. A walk as the sun is rising is a great way to start the day. It will increase your mental and physical energy for the next 48 hours.
    2. Consider taking Premium Amla Berry 4 tablets prior exercising.
    3. Having bite sized exercise works… If you have a sedentary job, every 1-2 hours take a walk about for 5 minutes. If you take the bus consider getting off one stop before your stop. If you have the choice of stairs or lifts, choose stairs. Walk and talk with friends on weekends in natural environs that you enjoy. Look for ways to move and move more.


Wishing you the bliss of balance!

Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our weekly Insights. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity.

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