Dr. David Katz: The power of lifestyle

“DNA is not destiny. We have scientific evidence to show that if we change our own behaviour, we change the behaviour of our genes. If you change your lifestyle, particularly your eating and exercise habits, you can change the expression of your genes even after you’ve been diagnosed with a disease. You can lower your risk of disease and/or a recurrence by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Just like a captain that needs to learn how to fly that plane you need to learn how to navigate your body to health. You can be the boss of your DNA. You can be, in essence, Disease-Proof.” –  Dr. David Katz, Yale University Prevention Research Centre.


Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

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