Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mysterious Epigenome by Thomas E. Woodward and James P. Gills


Genre- Religion/Biblical Studies/Bible Study Guides

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- January 2012

Number of pages- 160

Age Group-  Adult

Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4192-9

My thoughts-  I submitted a request and was chosen to take part in Kregel’s graduated tour for this book.  We were asked to write our review around one of three different topics: science, health, and spirituality.  I chose health.

I began reading this book knowing nothing about the epigenome or how it related to our health.  When I finished the book I was very surprised and awed that we can so easily control how we can effect future generations in their health.  There are some epigenomes that are genetic as they are passed on in the child-bearing years.  That is why it is so important to have good epigenetic health during our youth to the child-bearing years, because the changed epigenome can be passed from generation to generation.  That is why it is so important not to smoke, have a good diet, positive mental attitude, and plenty of physical exercise.

The elderly may be helped with epigenetic reprogramming to get rid of errant methyl tags in the future.

I highly recommend this book.  It may have some parts that could be difficult for the lay person to understand, but we all need to know what we can do to make our epigenomes the healthiest.

Link to an Excerpt.

About the Book- There was the genome and now there is the epigenome.  The authors have combined story with research to develop a book where you will go on a tour of the human cell.  Here you will learn how the epigenome can be used for bettering health and seeing God at work.

About the Authors-

Thomas E. Woodward is the founder and director of the C. S. Lewis Society and is a professor at Trinity College of Florida.

James P. Gills the worlds most experienced cataract surgeon and is the founder and medical director of St. Luke’s Cataract and Laser Institute.  He has dedicated his life to more than just vision.  He also has an outreach ministry, Love Press.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Mysterious Epigenome by Thomas E. Woodward and James P. Gills for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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