“It’s my genes!” This is one of the biggest excuses for not giving maximum effort in pursuit of maximum health. Yes, genetics define the playing field of your life, but how you tap into your genes is a more important factor for quality of life.
A friend once explained it to me like this: Let’s say you had to build a house and all the information you need is at the library. You’d hire an architect who goes to the library, searches for all the best information and develops an architectural plan. Then the architect would give that plan to a builder to construct your house. After a while your marvelous dream home is built.
It sounds so simple, but what if you hired a horrible architect who pulled the wrong information from the library? He then gives his flawed plan to the builder who follows the plan to perfection. What do you think would be built? A home with a leaky roof, plumbing problems, uneven floors and God knows what else. It’s jacked up and you don’t want to live there.
That same process happens with your body. Your DNA is the library that contains all the genes necessary to build the perfect body. However, the food you put into your body can be a horrible architect that pulls the wrong genes from your DNA. An inferior architectural plan is delivered to proteins (the builders) that build inferior structures in your body. Essentially, your body is flawed, meaning that it could be riddled with disease and infirmities.
Obviously, the key to superior health is to eat the food that pulls the best genes from your DNA. Whole food plant-based foods from the produce section of your local supermarket fits that bill.