The new science of epigenetics proves that genes are not necessarily destiny. These exciting new discoveries are already being used by medical organizations, and my research shows how you can use them in everyday life.
(PRWEB) July 09, 2015
There’s no way to sugarcoat it – most people are truly baffled by their own behaviors. From why they are unhappy to why the morning commute makes their stress levels sky-rocket, understanding the human condition is something of a mystery. However, having spent over three decades at the helm of research into behavioral genetics, James D. Baird, Ph.D. shares some answers by publishing his research in the new Behavioral Genes: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change. This book not only helps people understand all of their idiosyncrasies, but provides a proven blueprint for changing their biology for a prosperous new life.
“We humans behave in mysterious ways. We fight for seemingly no reason, eat too much, make ourselves and others unhappy, and behave in all sorts of self-defeating ways. Why do we do what we do? And how can we change our behavior for the better?” Baird asks readers in Behavioral Genes.
Having researched the answers to these questions, he brings state-of-the-art science to readers’ fingertips, giving knowledge to transform their lives for the better: “The root cause of our mysterious behaviors is that 30-50% of what we do is driven by genes inherited from our prehistoric ancestors. But we needn’t be trapped by those genes or those behaviors. The new science of epigenetics proves that genes are not necessarily destiny. These exciting new discoveries are already being used by medical organizations, and my research shows how you can use them in everyday life,” Baird shares.
Behavioral Genes offers specific ways to move beyond one’s ancient “caveman mind” and actually change one’s biology. It examines the sources of stress, aggression, conflict, overeating, hurt feelings, mistaken perceptions, and unhappiness. It brings understanding to core behaviors such as personality, happiness, relationships, love, and differences between the sexes. Drawing on the proven therapies of meditation, mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and epigenetic behavioral therapy, Behavioral Genes maps out a positive new way to increase well-being.
“Epigenetics will initially be foreign to most readers, but it has the power to literally change them – and their lives,” explains Baird, author of five other books including the highly-acclaimed Happiness Genes. “Epigenetic modalities are actually extremely easy to understand and allow anyone to drastically change their own biology. From how they handle stress to how they conduct their love life, modifying genetic expression presents the perfect way to affect bold changes.”
Behavioral Genes: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change is available now: http://amzn.to/18UUoQQ. For more information and to view the author’s other books, visit his official website: http://www.drjamesdbaird.com.