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The Gene that Bullet-Proofs You From Cancer

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 07/16/2021

There is a gene in your body right now that can help protect you against disease, especially cancer. Check this out.


0:00 The gene that can protect you from disease

1:05 How this gene works

2:15 Epigenetics

2:45 What you can do

3:38 Share your success story!

Let’s talk about an important gene that can help protect you from disease, including cancer. The name of this gene is Nrf-2 (nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor-2).

This gene triggers hundred of other genes that have a function of cytoprotection. They protect the cell. This gene is coined master of the antioxidant response element (ARE). Basically, it activates a lot of antioxidants in your body.

There are external antioxidants, and then there are internal (endogenous) antioxidants that your body makes. This gene regulates the endogenous antioxidant genes. It also helps regulate the detoxification genes and the genes that control inflammation.

Many different health conditions, including cancer, can occur because there is some type of mitochondrial dysfunction. If there is any mitochondrial dysfunction, the Nrf-2 machinery kicks in and starts to neutralize the oxidation and free radicals that are coming from the carcinogens. This can help you avoid DNA damage and disease.

It has been found that certain people have overexpression of this gene—it’s more activated. That could be why some people can do things like eat junk food, smoke, and drink, and still live a long time.

There are people who have a normal expression of this gene. These people are prone to disease and cancer to a certain degree. Then, there are people who have an underexpression of this gene who are very prone to getting cancer.

The good news is that there are genes, which you’re not defined as, and then you have epigenetics, which is above genetics. Epigenetics control the genes.

This means that even though your genes are telling the body to do a certain thing, if the epigenetic factors are active, that can overcome the expression of that gene.

You have to work harder at improving your epigenetics. This means you need to work on:

• Avoiding certain chemicals in your environment

• Keeping your exercise consistent

• Keeping your stress level in check

• Getting consistent, good, high-quality sleep

• Consuming certain foods that naturally have high levels of antioxidants that you can benefit from (cruciferous vegetables and more)

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