Day 12: Embrace Joy & Epigenetics

We underestimate the influence mindset has on our hormones or the power of epigenetics. But ’tis the season to be full of joy, happiness, and gratitude, which can positively impact our hormone health.

Our genes determine only about 20% of our health, leaving 80% to be determined by our choices in life, our mindset, and our environment. The epigenetics concept looks at this interplay of hereditary genes versus how they actually express themselves based on a person’s lifestyle.

You are not destined to become the collection of your genes. You can alter your gene expression and boost hormone health by maintaining a positive mindset, a clean environment, and making healthy choices.

The holidays are a time to reflect on all that has happened over the past year, find gratitude in even the darkest moments for the lessons learned, and look ahead to the future.

So today, I leave you with this last tip. If you do nothing else I’ve talked about this holiday season for your hormones, embrace joy. This will positively influence epigenetics and your hormones.

Take a moment to write down at least 3 things that brought you joy or that you’re grateful for daily.

If you make this a habit, you can reflect on what was written over the year and see the vast changes in your body and life, the challenges you’ve overcome, and what you were able to appreciate even on the toughest of days.

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