What do I inherit, and can I have truly amazing health even when my parents didn’t?

I recently re-read Dr. Bruce Lipton’s book The Biology of Belief. He states that we have the power to change what we inherit.

Dr. Lipton is a former Stanford medical school professor and research scientist. He discovered that our genes and DNA do not control our biology in the ways I was taught they did. Our biology is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including energetic messages from our thoughts. If we  have a positive life view, create a loving environment and make choices that nurture us and those around us, we can change our biology and live a life far beyond our DNA inherited code.

Also, in the recent Netflix program, What The Health, doctors discuss that today’s major diseases don’t need to manifest in you just because your parents had them. What determines whether we develop these same conditions are things we can control–our lifestyle choices, our attitude and what we eat. What we eat, what we think and how we live are all things that we control and can change.

My life’s interest has been to learn about how High Nutrient Dense healthy eating can restore and maintain vibrant health, and to share how to cook and enjoy these foods with others. I grew up with the standard meat and potatoes diet, thinking that was healthy. When my husband’s health and my own became a concern, we made the change to eating High Nutrient Dense whole foods. And the health results have been amazing. Also I’ve made changes in how I think, what I think about, as well as enjoying lots of exercise and a good nights sleep. I feel grateful each day for the beauty of nature that surrounds us and the inner beauty that each of us express. What a lucky life.

In my last blog, I shared with you our eating plan that is adapted from Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book, Eat To Live. What’s so great about this plan is that it not only nurtures the body to achieve better health, it removes our desires for unhealthy foods. You can go to the previous blog here to see the plan. It’s at the bottom of the post. If you would like to print a copy, click here.

I also encourage you to read Dr. Lipton’s book The Biology of Belief. It can open a world of possibility in our thinking and relating in the world. And if you haven’t yet watched What The Health on Netflix, go for it. This documentary  clearly explains how we can reshuffle the genetic deck we’ve been given by eating High Nutrient Dense whole foods.

And below enjoy my newest Kim Chi recipe. It’s the most yummy one I’ve ever made, tastes fabulous and helps restore intestinal flora for better digestion.

To your Amazing Health Effortlessly,


Kim Chi

1 Napa Cabbage, cut in thin 3 inch long pieces
1 bunch Green Onions, cut in chunks
3 Carrots, cut in matchsticks
1 Daikon or Watermelon radish, cut in matchsticks
1 Turnip, cut in matchsticks
1 Red Pepper, cut in matchsticks
1 Yellow Pepper, cut in matchsticks
1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and cut in thin slices
1 1/2 teaspoons Sea Salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (1 teaspoon for those who like it hot)

Place all the veggies in a large bowl. Add sea salt and red pepper flakes and massage (like kneading bread dough) until lots of liquid comes out of the massaged vegetables. Spoon everything into a large jar and pound it down with a wooden spoon to create more juice. Then, weight the veggies down with a clean rock that will allow the juice to cover the vegetables. Make sure all the veggies are covered by juice.

Close the jar and let ferment for a week until the juice has a noticeable fermented smell. When the flavor is fermented to your taste, refrigerate. Serve a heaping tablespoon as a pickle with breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is especially good served with brown rice or other whole grains.


  1. This Chim ki is gonna be on the things to make list !! Yum,… Deepak Chopra wrote a book called “Super Gene” similar finds,… we really are “what we eat” after alllll ,.. here’s to a healthy one Connie 🙂 xxoo

    • Dear Christine, Thanks for your comments and the reference to Deepak Chopra.
      The Kim Chi is especially good if you can find watermelon radish. It adds a delicious sweet hint.

  2. Hello, Connie. I am so glad you and Bill are enjoying a happy healthy life. Our daughter is having twins, due in January. I am grateful for all the things I learned from you as I help feed those twins! Best regards. Lynn

    • Dear Lynn,
      It’s wonderful about your having twin grandchildren. Congratulations!
      So happy they can benefit from healthy High Nutrient Dense whole foods. Thanks for being who you are.
      Warmly, Connie

  3. Dear Connie,
    That is a great book you mention, The Biology of Belief; being one that recently I had thought it to my best advantage to re-read. Funny that you should mention it! We are recently, also, eating some Kim-Chi that Rob bought in Penticton. Thanks for your recipes.
    love, Felicia

  4. Dear Felicia,
    So happy you have read this book. It is worthwhile reading.
    And what a plus that you are eating lovely Kim-Chi from Penticton. We are so fortunate to have access to such abundant and most high nutrient produce in the Okanagan.
    warmly, Connie

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