When dr. David Servan-Schreiber (…) was diagnosed with brain cancer, he asked himself: “what caused this cancer: my genes or my lifestyle?”
Other scientists had the same question. So in 2008, 30 men with cancer did a test: they changed their lifestyles
They adopted a vegetable-based diet, took vitamins, walked (30 minutes a day) and practiced yoga and meditation (1 hour a day). They also participated in a support group.
After 3 months, the ‘genes’ that favored cancer were “turned off”. Genes that combated cancer were “turned on”.
Dr. Schreiber too combated his cancer by changing his lifestyle. He proved that a new lifestyle can change the behavior of genes.
This post was based on World English 2 pg 42- Teacher’s edition, edited by National Geographic Learning, and on the book : Anticancer, by David Servan-Schreiber. The book was indicated by our Enjoy Student Jaison Valle, and you can read more about it at http://www.anticancerbook.com/