Epigenetics has been gaining momentum in the field of biology as a groundbreaking study of alterations in gene expression, which plays a crucial role in understanding cancer and developing medications to treat it. The genes of organisms are their fundamental landscapes — sequences of DNA coding make up all living organisms. Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that turn genes on and off. Cancer is the expression of a gene mutation, says Dr Peter Glidden, a licensed naturopath with more than 29 years’ experience. He is frustrated that, before beginning treatment, some doctors only scan for the presence of cancer cells instead of looking for the reasons why the genes mutated. Bob Weinhold writes in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives that "cancers of almost all types, cognitive dysfunction and respiratory, cardiovascular, reproductive, autoimmune and neurobehavioural illnesses", are linked to epigenetic mechanisms. He says the suspected drivers behind epigenetic...

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