Billionaire Parenting Chapter 4 Review
We have “tumor” suppressor genes, these genes are capable of stopping “cancer” cells and are present in every cell in your body, but so are proteins called histones. Histones are proteins that make up chromosomes and act as a spool around which DNA can wind. Dr. Jean-Pierre Isa of the Anderson Cancer Center explains histones can hug DNA so tightly that it becomes ‘hidden from view’ to the cells. According to Dr. Pamela Peeke, histones are influenced by every decision we make, what we eat and think, as well as our actions influences histones. Foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, bok choy, garlic, and onions contain substances that act as histone blocks and regularly consuming these foods would naturally support this function.
According to Dr. Greger, it is not healthy to eat farmed fish because farm raised fish are fed nearly 2 dozen human antibiotics to keep them alive. Food coloring linked to retinal damage is also used to make the fish meat appear fresher.
Most people have heard of Agent Orange. This toxin was used as a defoliant in Vietnam and has since been associated with “cancer”, heart-disease, diabetes, and other illnesses. Although the uses of dioxins were banned by the Stockholm Convention in 2001, they can still occur during, for example, the burning of pesticide-treated foliage. According to the Food and Drug Administration, “over 95% [of dioxin exposure is] coming through dietary intake of animal fats.” Therefore, it is important to eat large portions of vegetables high in anti-oxidants to combat the toxins in the meat.