Words from a Naturopathic Doctor…

I am sitting in class this evening, listening to a Naturopathic oncologist (cancer doctor) and she has some insightful things to share. One that stuck with me the most is below…

“You inherit your genes, your environment turns them on or off.”

We cannot change our genetics (thanks parents), but we are able to adjust our environment. Not just where we live and environmental exposures (although that is important too), but food, sleep, stress reduction, exercise, mental health, social health, etc. can all be changed and modified to optimize health!

Just a thought for the day… Happy February!


My name is Emma Petshow and I am a 3rd year naturopathic medical student at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. For more about myself, check out my bio. This blog is intended for information about preventive health and lifestyle improvement. The information contained on this blog is not to be used as medical advice. For specific medical advice you should consult your physician.

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