Due to her mother's illness, Dr. Susanna started to think more about the power of nutrition, clean water and attitude when it comes to dealing with disease. The lead her to discover the emerging science of epigenetics which studies the effect of environment, including the mental environment, on genes.
Pet Plus Story 3 - Epigenetics
At about this time, my mother developed ovarian cancer after 12 years on hormone replacement therapy.
Learning About Cancer Treatment
We went to several surgeons who declared her cancer inoperable. I took her to The Bristol Cancer Centre (now Penny Brohn Cancer Care) and learned the importance of a good positive, loving attitude, filtering your water and eating simple, chemical free food.
What would your life be like if you learned that you are more powerful than you have ever been taught?Dr Bruce Lipton
Importance of Filtered Water for Health
We have filtered our water ever since and now have a whole house water filter, so we not only have chemical free water to drink but also to wash in, an important aspect of clean water that is often neglected. If you cannot do this, then at the very least get a countertop water filter.
Does Disease Run In Your Genes?
My mother did not recover from her cancer and when she died in 1990, I decided that if I ever came across anything that could help prevent cancer in both people and animals, I would promote it.
My father suffered from cardiovascular disease, having several heart attacks and strokes over the years, so genetically, I appeared to be doomed!
My mother had ovarian cancer and my father had heart disease. What chance did I stand?
But it's not our genes that dictate our health! The genes carry all sorts of information, some good and some bad. It is the environment that surrounds those genes that determines their expression or suppression!
Discovering The Science of Epigenetics
This is the study of epigenetics. Dr Bruce Lipton has been most publicly active in this fascinating and rapidly progressing field.
If you're interested in finding out more about this fascinating science, you can find Dr Bruce Lipton's books or audios on Amazon, such as
- The Biology Of Belief - the relationship between mind and body and health
- The Honeymoon Effect - how to maintain happiness using quantum physics!
- The Wisdom Of Your Cells - an accessible, in-depth exploration of the cellular world
Epigenetics shows that the nutrients, hormones (messengers of emotion amongst other things), toxins and waste products which surround the cell determine the expression of the genes within.
This is a huge part of the answer to my enduring question of why some people and animals become ill and some don't.