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Genetic Difference versus race

Genetic Difference versus race

It is commonly accepted knowledge that high blood pressure and your race are linked together as a risk factor.  Hypertension and race seems to be firmly embedded in our minds and can be readily found in the public: articles, radio, TV, the internet, doctors, health care practitioners and the list goes even deeper to medical schools and research.

Grouping people into races began in the 18th Century before the era of research and medicine embarked on the journey of modern biology and genetics.

Armed with scientifically relevant information,these modern biology researchers now understand the short-sightedness in the inquiry of determining racial differences and view humanity better served by looking at genetic differences.  It makes total sense – how many of us in the human race are a mixture of this and that?

African-Americans,  Hispanics

Why then are African-Americans in particular, suffering disproportionately more from high blood pressure?

Source:Centers for Disease Control and National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey and National Hospital Discharge Survey


Epidemiology and genetics

Preparation for writing this post, availed me to authors,  Dr’s. Kaufman and Cooper, with some welcomed research and opinion in differentiating the importance of re-defining our wording and thoughts, in public and medicine, about race being a risk factor for disease.

Expanded Perspectives For Risk Factors and Race

Variables beyond genetics are psychosocial, economic, cultural, environmental, and other determinants that affects human physiology – these are not well delineated to date, though different researchers have documented that a correlation between high blood pressure and socioeconomic status does exist.

Hypertension & Healing With The Masters

Hypertension & Healing With The Masters

Genetics, Hypertension and Healing with the Masters have an intertwining relationship.

We are told how important it is to know our family medical history – if our family members have high blood pressure, then as a risk factor, we are most likely to succumb to the disease also.

This fate can put us in a victimized controlled state of acceptance, with little options except medicine due to the horrible life-threatening complications that can occur with hypertensive dis-ease.

According to Dr. Chakravarti at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine,  “If we can increase the number of genes implicated in blood pressure maintenance from the current 12 to the expected 50 in the next year, our understanding of the biology will change completely.”  The interesting thing about these newly found genes that regulate blood pressure – none are addressed by current prescription drugs to control blood pressure.

New Biology

Perhaps  the understanding of biology has already changed completely.  This is where Healing with the Masters blends with genetics and high blood pressure.

Currently running and on-going until May 2010,   Healing With The Masters is a free interview teleseminar series with the leaders in Wellness and new thought.  One of the speakers is Dr. Bruce Lipton, a pioneer in the field of New Biology, where research shows that genes and DNA are not in control of our biology.  What controls our genes, are signals received from our positive and negative thoughts!

Check out the video on Dr. Lipton and the New Biology:

Wow! This puts us back in the driver’s seat to control and possibly cure our hypertensive disease.

Healing With The Masters series, is introducing me to new leaders in wellness and I am delighted to see that my friend, Howard Martin, with HeartMath is presenting also!