Dr. Moshe Szyf is a pioneer in the field of epigenetics, the study of how living things reprogram their genome in response to social factors like stress and lack of food. His research suggests that biochemical signals passed from mothers to offspring tell the child what kind of world they’re going to live in, changing the expression of genes. Moshe says that “DNA isn’t just a sequence of letters; it’s not just a script…DNA is a dynamic movie in which our experiences are being written.” Szyf’s lab has proposed three decades ago that DNA methylation is a prime therapeutic target in cancer and other diseases and has postulated and provided the first set of evidence that the ‘social environment’ early in life can alter our DNA methylation launching the emerging field of ‘social epigenetics’.

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(This is Part 2 of a 2 part interview, for context it would be worth checking out part 1 first)

John Gray, Ph.D. is the #1 bestselling relationship author of all time and has spent more than 40 years working with millions of individuals and couples around the world. He is the author of the most well-known relationship book ever, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. His works have been translated into 45 languages in more than 100 countries and they continue to be a bestsellers. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as The Dr. Oz Show, This Morning, Good Morning America and others and has also been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People.

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John Gray, Ph.D. is the #1 bestselling relationship author of all time and has spent more than 40 years working with millions of individuals and couples around the world. He is the author of the most well-known relationship book ever, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. His works have been translated into 45 languages in more than 100 countries and they continue to be a bestsellers. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as The Dr. Oz Show, This Morning, Good Morning America and others and has also been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People.

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Michael Port describes the layers and armour we wear to try and stop ourselves hurting when we don’t get what we want…and the problem with this approach.

 

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar describes which group of people are happier; those that open themselves up and allow themselves to truly feel the full range of human emotions or people who try and suppress and get rid of painful emotions when they arise.