Our Health is Not a Coincidence

How life affects our genes – The latest epigenetic findings

Original Title: Gesundheit ist kein Zufall

Hardcover with jacket, 416 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04750-2
€ 22.99 [D] | € 23.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: March 13, 2017
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Peter  Spork - Our Health is Not a Coincidence
 
 
 

 

Why our health begins with our grandparents and does not end with our grandchildren

Still largely unnoticed by the general public, things are changing in the way experts see health and the cause of widespread public health problems. Ground-breaking research in the field of modern biology has demonstrated that health is not a condition given to us at the beginning of life, like a kind of basic stock paid into our account to get us going for the future. Health is a continual process in which the body cells work against ageing and disease. In the process, the cells remember not only environmental influences and the effects of our own lifestyle but also what our parents and grandparents went through, and the memory of their eating habits or emotional strain is molecular-biologically stored away. Of particular importance are the experiences of the time before and after one's birth. Health is a cross-generational project.

Science writer Peter Spork vividly explains how the transfer of health and personality works and how we can control the fundamental processes. He also clarifies how we as parents and grandparents can pave the way of our children and grandchildren to a long, healthy and happy life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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