Would Epigenetics Have Prevented Angelina Jolie From Having a Mastectomy?


With all the recent news that Angelina Jolie had a bilateral mastectomy to prevent having cancer because she was told that she was more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer, it has made me think deeply about our beliefs around illness and wellbeing, on many levels. It has also made me realise how important it is to get the information about epigenetics out to the public.

Why do I feel this way? Because less then 10% of cancer has a hereditary basis to it! We are still living in the old paradigm where genetics was thought to be the major contributory factor that causes cancer. What we now know is that it is our environment, both internal and external that influences whether we get cancer or not.
What are these factors? They are our emotions and our beliefs, these then influence our perception of the world, and this is such a huge contributory factor to whether a cancer develops or not.
Each gene isn't read in one way, it can be read in 30,000 different ways and this is...

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