5 Ways You Might Epigenetically Boost Your Child’s Health Before…

  1. Epigenetics and Inheritance. …
  2. Maintain a healthy weight. …
  3. Get proper nutrition. …
  4. Focus on eating whole foods. …
  5. Reduce stress before and during pregnancy. …
  6. Limit exposure to pollutants.

Incorrect epigenetic marks can result in birth defects, childhood diseases, or symptoms of diseases in other interims of life. Epigenetic mechanisms also regulate development and adaptations during the life of an organism, and their alterations may result in various disorders such as cancer.

 

Epigenetic change is a regular and natural occurrence but can also be influenced by several factors including age, the environment/lifestyle, and disease state. Epigenetic modifications can manifest as commonly as the manner in which cells terminally differentiate to end up as skin cells, liver cells, brain cells

Individual genetic background and environmental factors are intertwined to lifestyle in determining the health status of individuals (Figure 1). Increasing evidence shows that environmental and lifestyle factors may influence epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation, histone modifications and microRNA expression

All your cells have the same genes but look and act differently. As you grow and develop, epigenetics helps determine which function a cell will have, for example, whether it will become a heart cell, nerve cell, or skin cell.