A hearty hello this morning as the sunshine blazes down and I am stuck indoors writing an essay on such delights as the ‘endoplasmic reticulum’ and ‘peroxisiome’.
I wish that I could say that I was still reading 50 Shads of Grey and that these were exciting bits. Peroxisome could be a femme fatale, but only if you are hydrogen peroxide…sorry are you nodding off? Anyway Bruce Lipton and his Biology of Belief did still get me excited:
‘Since the dawning of the Age of Genetics, we have been programmed to accept that we are subservient to the power of our genes. The world is filled with people who live in constant fear that, on some unsuspecting day, their genes are going to turn on them. Consider the masses of people who think they are ticking time bombs; they wait for cancer to explode into their lives as it exploded in the life of their mother or brother or sister or aunt or uncle…Of course there is no doubt that some diseases, like Huntington’s chorea, beta thalassemia, and cystic fibrosis, can be blamed entirely on one faulty gene. But single-gene disorders affect less than two percent of the population; the vast majority of people come into this world with genes that should enable them to live a happy and healthy life. The diseases that are today’s scourges – diabetes, heart disease, and cancer – short circuit a happy and healthy life. These diseases, however, are not the result of a single gene, but of complex interactions among multiple genes and environmental factors.’
Bruce Lipton The Biology of Belief