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Two types of genes: Dictator and Committee…

By Marcus Santer

The Saturday Quote:

“All the time in my consultation room I’m seeing problems that are lifestyle problems, they don’t need a pill they need a lifestyle change.”
Dr Rangan

Apologies for being out of the loop this week.

I’ve been working with my dad to turn a shed into a workshop.

We’re talking:

The works.

And by the time I’ve put in 6 hours on that project, my creative juices have all dried up.

But the workshop is ‘kinda’ done now.

Just need to work out where everything is going to go and move in properly.


I did have time to watch a TEDx video on diabetes.

In it Neal Barnard was talking about two types of genes.

And whilst I thought it was an incredible over-simplification of the subject, I also liked the point being made.

So I thought I’d share it with you.

Here are the two types:

Type 1: Dictator Genes
You can’t argue with them. If they say you’ve got blue eyes, you’ve got blue eyes. If they say you’ve got blonde hair, you’ve got blonde hair. They give orders and you can’t argue with them.

Type 2: Committee Genes
They make suggestions and if you don’t like them, you can refuse.

Now the interesting part is this…

Most disease genes (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension) certain forms of cancer, even alzeimers they’re not Dictator Genes, they’re Committee Genes and their activity depends on your lifestyle choices.

So whilst you can’t change the colour of your eyes by:

Adopting these habits can influence your Committee Genes and prevent your likelihood of sickness and disease.

For the full story of how you can stack the odds of a healthier, stronger and more independent life in your favour…

To discover the 7 healthy packed habits proven to help you stay young your whole life…

You better go here next.

Bye for now


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