More than a Gene…

While in UAB this go-around I asked about my CF genes. I was told I have Delta F508 and R1162X. One doc said… “Delta F508 is the bad one, but you have a mutation called R1162X that is your saving grace.”

A few things immediately came to mind. So I am a mutant? What are my powers? and When/How did this gene mutate?

I wondered if perhaps I was born with the DeltaF508 and the R1162x was prayed into existence later. I decided to try and learn more about genes and how friendly mutations occur.  Seems an awfully ‘lucky’ turn of events regardless.  I believe that this was my miracle…. my saving grace.

In the coming months I have researched genes and am not really impressed. Gene research was relatively unhelpful, they call this type of gene mutation ‘Nonsense Mutation’…ha, at least they admit they dont know much. The studies do show that those with R1162 have milder cases of pulmonary disease but severe pancreatic issues. I was also shocked at how many CF patients and family members have CF tattoos of DeltaF508!  Some are really funny:)

OK… I just realized that through my experiments with Jack Kruse I believe EpiGenetics are more important than Genetics… That is… how your genes are expressed. He goes on to say your zip code is more important than your genetic code. Those that feel like our genes delt us a bad hand need to question what they are doing to offset the imbalance. I’m not talking about Kankles or crooked eyes, I mean… heart attacks run in my family- rather than doom yourself to Cancer is in my family, make a lifestyle change. Wether its avoiding manmade EMF or working out, break the cycle! Many of us have to curb appetites for sweets or food that is easy rather than healthy. Read all you can on about epiGenetics. You will feel empowered by your body not chained to doomed DNA .

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4 Responses to “More than a Gene…”

  1. March 28, 2013 at 6:18 PM #

    Id have to agree that the mutation is sciences way of explaining that Heavenly Father knew you needed to stay on Earth. A divine purpose.
    Thats what Im going with.

  2. June 25, 2014 at 8:09 AM #

    My 10 year old has df508 and r1162x. How is your health?

    • June 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM #

      Hi Robert, my health is good today. I swam 10 laps yesterday and did crossFit, today I will work in my shop and take a CT ice bath. How is your 10 year old? I hope he or she is outside taking in this VitD. Not sure where you live but its hot here in Mississippi.

      • April 22, 2016 at 4:09 AM #

        Hey there. Just stumbled on this and saw my old message with your response. She’s 12 now and doing good. Chronic sinusitis and a cough that lingers but other than that she’s very active with gymnastics and track and choir. Here’s my email.

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