Total Human Optimisation
Through studying our DNA and genes, we can better understand how to optimise ourselves for the best health possible. Today, much of medicine is a reactive approach, where we deal with the ailments as they arise.
However, Dr Daniel Stickler is not a fan of this approach. As far as long-term health goes, he doesn’t think this is the best way to go about it.
Dr Stickler is the Medical Director of Neurohacker Collective and a lecturer at Stanford University. He believes we have to be proactive and reject the traditional approach to medicine. With his patients, Dr Stickler focuses on lifestyle optimisation, such as eating healthy, getting plenty of exercise, sleeping enough, and avoiding habits that are detrimental to our health. In general, it’s seeking things that improve your quality of life.
Changing DNA and Genes Through Beliefs
If you thought Dr Stickler’s viewpoint was a bit out of the box, then this next section may have you in disbelief.
American developmental biologist Bruce Lipton believes that you can change your DNA and genes solely through your beliefs. He’s the author of the best-selling book “The Biology of Belief” and has received the Goi Peace Award in 2009.
Dr Lipton started off as a cell biologist. He embarked on muscular dystrophy research and had a focus on cell behaviour and the mechanisms that controlled them. He eventually went on to create a new form of human genetic engineering with his colleague Dr Ed Schultz.
In the 1980s, Dr Lipton researched quantum physics and this led to him concluding that there is the existence of an immortal spirit. That, along with how the mind controls bodily functions, was the foundation of his belief that you can change DNA and genes with your convictions. In fact, he applied this to himself and found that his quality of life vastly improved.
In addition to optimising his patient’s lifestyles, Dr Stickler also combines that approach with epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of what mechanisms switch genes on and off. He is so renowned for his work in epigenetics that he works as a consultant for Google on both epigenetics and AI in healthcare.
Dr Lipton is also involved in the world of epigenetics. In fact, he was one of the leading scientists in this field, as he started researching what turns DNA and genes on and off back in the late 1980s. Today, he’s helped many improve not just their physical and mental well-being, but also their spiritual lives too.