to Generations Through DNA
Scientists have made some incredible new discoveries on how our minds can literally affect our biology, especially through the study of epigenetics, the branch of science that looks at how inherited changes in gene expression are caused by environmental conditions. Instead of looking at DNA as the only factor controlling our biology, scientists are also looking at what is actually controlling the DNA, which includes our thoughts.
We receive genetic instructions from our DNA, passed down through generations, but the environment we live in can also make genetic changes. One of the more recent studies that explored this concept was conducted by a team led by scientists from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in Spain.
To figure out how long the environment can leave a mark on genetic expression, the scientists used genetically engineered nematode worms that carry a transgene fluorescent protein, allowing the worms to glow under ultraviolet light. They then put the worms in different temperature-controlled containers to observe how the heat and the cold affected their ability to glow.
When the worms were in the colder containers (20° Celsius), the transgene showed low activity and therefore the worms could barely glow. However, when they put the worms in a warmer container (25° Celsius), the transgene became much more active, evinced by the worms' bright glow. To test the worms even further, the scientists took the warm, glowing worms and put them back in the cold containers.
To their surprise, the worms continued to glow, which to the scientists meant that they retained an “environmental memory” of the warmer temperature, allowing the transgene to remain active. When the worms had offspring, that memory was actually passed on to their children for seven generations, allowing them to glow brightly despite never having experienced a warmer climate.
To further test their epigenetic capabilities, the scientists kept five generations in a warmer climate of 25° Celsius and then separated their offspring from them, putting them in colder temperatures. However, the worms still continued to have the highly active transgene for 14 generations. “Worms are very short-lived, so perhaps they are transmitting memories of past conditions to help their descendants predict what their environment might be like in the future,” explained co-researcher Tanya Vavouri.
QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Stress, both environmental and emotional has been rated as the top cause for health challenges. To achieve a higher level of health, examining and addressing life stressors is key. Use our E-1 Stress Relief formula as well as Clean Sweep. E-1 normalizes the nervous system, while Clean Sweep clears away negative energies, such as EMF and negative human emotions. These formulas can help prevent stressors from affecting gene expressions.
Cannabis and Yoga? A New Trend Emerges
“Yoga and herb intake have been linked since ancient times. The yoga sutras, written in Sanskrit before the time of Christ, are considered the practice’s foundational text. The sutras list herbs as one of five methods to lift the veil of ignorance, or the barrier between the conscious and the unconscious,” wrote Rabbi Mark Winer for the New York Times.
While many people feel that cannabis and exercise go anything but hand-in-hand, there is an emerging group of individuals coming forward claiming that, for them, the two actually pair quite well. In fact, they go as far as to claim that practicing yoga and receiving the therapeutic benefits they so desperately need would be all but impossible without the relaxation and pain relieving qualities cannabis has to offer.
Such individuals feel the relaxing properties of cannabis help them clear their heads, relieve physical and mental tension, eliminate racing thoughts, and center them in a way that enables their minds, bodies, and spirits to benefit far more from the practice than they otherwise would, and people are finding it to be the centering remedy needed to allow them to surrender to the practice; essentially opening the gateway to the renewal and rejuvenation yoga brings.
Of the most disciplined yogis, who view yoga itself as a strict, structured discipline to achieve mastery over the body and mind. "Marijuana use in this context may suggest that a person is dependent on the drug for that mastery that Yoga can bring.” Furthermore, serious yogis feel that “attending a class in this drug-induced state may not allow for a clear, tranquil mind.”
On the other hand, "The subtler attainments come with birth or are attained through herbs, mantra, austerities or concentration. Cannabis use allows for a quieting of the outside world, and the ability to focus more totally on the interior process of meditation." – The Yoga Sutras
The bottom line for the argument is that for those with debilitating physical or mental conditions, cannabis, with its pain-reducing and calming effects, opens a gateway for those people to experience the benefits of yoga they may not otherwise attempt.
QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: For those who are considering wading into a yoga practice, but are concerned about painful repercussions, try our CBD Hemp Oil. It has the pain-relieving and calming consituents of the cannabis plant without the THC-induced hallucinogenic properties.
The Dalai Lama Talks Quantum Physics
“Broadly speaking, although there are some differences, I think Buddhist philosophy and Quantum Mechanics can shake hands on their view of the world. We can see in these great examples the fruits of human thinking. Regardless of the admiration we feel for these great thinkers, we should not lose sight of the fact that they were human beings just as we are.”
Quantum physics is verifying what Buddhists and other spiritual practitioners have been saying for years, helping people to accept their inherent spiritual nature all around the world. We are fundamentally connected to everything around us, and science is finally proving that. Nevertheless, there’s still a lingering dualistic air surrounding science and spirituality: You have religious people denying scientific facts and scientists identifying themselves as self-proclaimed Atheists. However, we’re simultaneously seeing a merging of the two, and it’s truly beautiful.
In November 2015, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, attended a two-day conference on quantum physics and Madhyamaka philosophy in New Delhi. Madhyamaka translates to “one who holds to the middle” or “the middle way” and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought in Buddhism, which was developed by the Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna during the second century.
The Dalai Lama explained how he first came into studying quantum physics: "When I was about 19 or 20 I developed a curiosity about science that had begun with an interest in mechanical things and how they worked. In China in 1954/5 I met Mao Zedong several times. Once he commended me for having a scientific mind, adding that religion was poison, perhaps presuming that this would appeal so someone who was ‘scientific minded’. After coming to India as a refugee I had many opportunities to meet people from many different walks of life, scientists among them. 30 years ago I began a series of dialogues focusing on cosmology, neurobiology, physics, including Quantum Physics, and psychology. These discussions have been largely of mutual benefit. Scientists have learned more about the mind and emotions, while we have gained a subtler explanation of matter."
Perhaps the most intriguing part of this quote is the fact that the Dalai Lama interpreted Zedong’s harsh words against religion as being somewhat appealing to someone with a “scientific mind.” This speaks to the belief system of science and religion being polar opposites. If you were a scientist, it was almost a social norm to make fun of religion, and vice versa, and that still remains true today.
What the Dalai Lama is validating is that the ancient knowledge within these Buddhist texts is now being proven by quantum physics. Physicists are actually catching up to what these texts revealed centuries ago, but only now can it be verified by more modern science.
A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a "mental" construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. – R. C. Henry, “The Mental Universe” Nature Magazine 2006
QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Try our Zen Meditation Elixir. Long-time meditators have reported a marked increase in focus and attention span while using the elixir. This helps improve mindfulness and deep inquiry into the true nature of Self and the physical world.
We Now Have CBD! But Not Your Grandmother's CBD
Nothing against Grandma, but we have the most advanced form of CBD (Cannabidiols) Hemp Oil on the market. Our formula begins with the purest pharmaceutical grade CBD hemp oil from Elixinol, and then we super-charge the oil with Vital Force technology. This is a subtle-energy infusion that adds incredible energies to the oil that are taken from the many healing constituents of the hemp plant. This creates a synergistic leap in effectiveness and potency. If you're currently using CBD Hemp Oil as part of your wellness routine, please check our version out. It not only is head and shoulders above the rest of the CBD oils out there, it is a better value when considering the bump in bio-active energy it's been given. At $40 per ounce, this is a fabulous value. MORE INFO
The Return of E-3 Energy Cream
Back by popular demand and with the help of some generous and dedicated clients, we now have E-3 Revitalizing and Repair Cream available once again (cheering in the background). E-3 is our popular pain-relieving topical cream, that is non-analgesic, hypoallergenic and scent-free. We're still carrying the Arnica-MSM Repair Cream, so now you have a choice! E-3 is also available in a convenient 2 oz. travel size, so you can take the cream with you and not have to give it up at the airport TSA station... MORE INFO
"Stone of Successful Love"
Spiritually: Stimulates gathering of wisdom. Opens the heart chakra. Aligns the subtle bodies. Enhances psychic abilities and increases clairvoyance.
Emotionally: Soothes fears and increases sensitivity. Stabilizes the personality. Imparts strength of character to overcome misfortunes. Brings domestic bliss and loyalty; enhances unconditional love and partnership.
Mentally: Increases mental clarity, strengthens memory, inspires deep inner knowing.
Physically: May aid in recovery after infectious illness; may help muscles, spine, heart and lungs, liver, and pancreas. May strengthen the heart to deal with the detoxification process. May strengthen kidney and liver to remove toxins from the body. May assist with the formation of hemoglobin and plasma.
Trinity Emerald Elixir is on sale for a month for 30% off with discount code EMER30 (enter the code in the indicated box as you checkout through the website shopping cart-- (offer good until 5/20/17).