Mind, DNA and health interaction

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Abstract

In recent years, epigenetics have been studied as a possible mechanism that underlies psychopathologies. Epigenetics (literally "above genetics") is defined as chemical modifications of DNA that alter its structure and function. These modifications consist of either methylation of the DNA itself, or of several chemical modifications of the histones (proteins which bind DNA and help determine its structural conformation). Epigenetic modifications of DNA might be crucial for understanding the molecular basis of mood and somatic disorders. One reason for this is that epigenetic factors are sometimes plastic enough to react the external and internal environments. New scientific studies suggest, that these environmental factors can be not only food or chemicals, but also spiritual: emotional state or even mind content. Thoughts are like seeds. Loving and happy thoughts produce beautiful flowers and nourishing fruits; or thoughts can be spiteful and depressed, producing painful brambles or poisonous weeds. We can master our life by producing those „fruits― which are wholesome, attractive and nourishing, and which give us the utmost happiness and contentment. By creating a self discipline to reflect peace, joy, love and pure feelings consistently every day we can change a negative atmosphere to a positive one.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
JournalInternational journal of current pharmaceutical & clinical research
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Genes
  • DNA
  • Health
  • Behaviour

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