Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Book Review: The Mysterious Epigenome
The authors of The Mysterious Epigenome take you on a journey into the cell to view the intricacies of DNA and the epigenome. During your journey you will learn more about the epigenome from the perspective of health; physical, spiritual and social. The book concludes with the thought of how we are just scraping the surface f what there is to learn about the genome.
This book is a thorough introduction to the epigenome written in a way that engages your imagination to help you understand the cell, some of its structures and how DNA and the epigenome relate to it.
I am very interested in health from the diet and lifestyle perspective so the fact that our own behavior can affect many future generations fascinated me. As a health conscious person I try to eat right, exercise and keep my stress under control and this book encouraged me that those choices really do make a difference to our health. I will continue to do the sometimes difficult job of raising my children in a healthy environment with nourishing foods.
"As we surface from our dive to the profound depths of the cell, with our focus on the genome and epigenome, we hope you will take with you a sense of the grandeur of the world that lies immersed in this sea of life." p. 137 The Mysterious Epigenome
I received a free copy of this book from Kregel Publishers in order to write this review and have shared my honest opinion.