Friday, January 29, 2016

A New Look at Nature, Nurture, Evolution and Your Health

Super Genes tackles some of the biggest questions in life and health. For years there has been an on-going controversy on whether our development is more a product of our genes (nature) or our environment (nurture). This book discusses new genetic research and shows how advances in understanding epigenetics brings the two together. We are a product of our genes, but many factors are involved in their expression. This discussion is the focus of Part One. I thought it was excellent.

Part Two discusses life style adaptations you can make to improve your health. While the suggestions are good, if you follow current nutrition and health advice, this part doesn't present as much new information as Parts One and Three.

Part Three moves from the science of Part One to how consciousness and the mind are involved in the expression of genetic characteristics. This part contains a very interesting discussion of evolution, relating to the specificity of mutations and how they change genes to bring about new characteristics. It moves away from the traditional Darwinian theory of random mutation. I thought this discussion was excellent.

I highly recommend this book if you are interested in health and new research relating to how our health is affected by the life style choices we make.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.