Harmony, November 2015
The authors of the New York Times bestseller Super Brain present a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. The leap into "radical well-being" is a promise waiting to be fulfilled.
According to Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, you are simply the sum total of the genes you were born with. You are the user and controller of your genes, the author of your biological story. No prospect in self-care is more exciting. Learning how to shape your gene activity is at the heart of this eagerly anticipated book from the duo behind Super Brain. That book, which became a bestseller around the world, was also a hit PBS special viewed by millions in the United States.
For decades medical science has believed that genes determined our biological destiny. Now the new genetics has changed that assumption forever. You will always have the genes you were born with, but genes are dynamic, responding to everything we think, say, and do. Suddenly they've become our strongest allies for personal renewal. When you make lifestyle choices that optimize how your genes behave, you can reach for a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago. The impact on prevention, immunity, diet, aging, and chronic disorders is unparalleled.
Daring and historical as well as practical and evidence-based -- with dozens of ways to begin changing your life now -- Super Genes takes a quantum leap into the frontiers of self-care. It will revolutionize how we understand ourselves and the health of those around us.
Hardcover | ISBN: 9780804140133 | Publication Date: November 2015
"In Super Genes, Drs. Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi illustrate the interplay of nature and nurture using cutting edge genetic science and argue persuasively that adapting one's lifestyle can maximize the potential to transcend the inherited susceptibilities handed down to us from our parents."
-- James Gusella, Ph.D., Director, Center for Human Genetic Research Harvard Medical School
"Once thought to be the domain of genes, the control of health
and behavior is now dynamically linked to the environment, and
more importantly, our perception of the environment. Super
Genes, by Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi, is a
paradigm-shattering synthesis of epigenetic science that offers an
easy-to-understand explanation of the mechanisms by which
consciousness and environment control our genetic activity. Drs.
Chopra and Tanzi's contribution is a valuable resource that
empowers us to become the masters of our fate rather than the
'victims' of our heredity."
-- Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., Epigenetic scientist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution and The Honeymoon Effect
"The concept that biology is destiny is one of the most
pathological and toxic exaggerations to emerge during the entire
scientific era. This hard-core materialistic view has been a kind
of psychological enslavement that has pushed many people into
nihilism and despair. In Super Genes, Drs. Deepak Chopra and
Rudolph E. Tanzi discuss new evidence that our genes are not our
masters, but they respond in large measure to our choices and
behaviors. The resulting view honors not just the body but mind
and spirit as well -- a vision that is as bright and hopeful as
the old view was morbid and depressing. Super Genes is an
important book. It will empower anyone who reads it, because it
expands our view of what it means to be human."
-- Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
"Super Genes demolishes the myth that our genes determine
our fate. Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi explain in breathtaking
detail the magic of how our diet, lifestyle, our thoughts and even
our gut bacteria or microbiome "talk" to our genes, regulating
which genes get turned on or off, or turned up or down influencing
every aspect of our health. This is essential reading for anyone
interested in turning on their health, weight loss, happiness and
-- Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution.
"We used to think everything about us was either our genetics or
our environment. But in Super Genes, Deepak Chopra and
Rudi Tanzi adeptly teach us that it's all about both -- how
tightly they are intertwined. And what we can do about it."
-- Eric Topol, MD, author The Patient Will See You Now; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute
"I have always been far more interested in how we can all optimize our health, as opposed to simply preventing disease. Both are important, no doubt, but teaching people how they can be better – better, faster, stronger, happier – is so much more inspiring. It is what I loved about Super Brain, the first book Deepak and Rudolph wrote, and they now have a muscular follow up, with Super Genes. In many ways, Super Genes is the prequel to Super Brain, because it peers down into the very essence of who we are, what comprises us as human beings, and how much of what we experience is pre-ordained destiny vs. being in our own control. The answer to these questions will inspire you.
"We cannot be content to simply blame our genes, but to realize that we can control this blueprint for life and the way our body interprets it.
"Flawlessly weaving together the complicated science of genetics
with the touching stories of very real people, my friends Deepak
and Rudolph have written a book that you won't put down. You will
find yourself scribbling furious notes, and sharing your new
wisdom with the people you love. First they gave us all the
ability to have Super Brains, and now they have done the same with
our Super Genes."
-- Sanjay Gupta, MD, Neurosurgeon and author of Chasing Life, Cheating Death and Monday Mornings
"A ground breaking and eye-opening account of recent discoveries
in two new fields - epigenetics and microbiomics - weaved with
practical insights to optimize our own wellness and longevity.
Rudy Tanzi and Deepak Chopra, renowned pioneers in their
respective fields, have written one of the most important health
books of the year."
-- Murali Doraiswamy MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Duke University
"Super Genes will take you on an exciting journey of
discovery about the ways genetic expression can be modified by
simple lifestyle changes and even by how you use your mind. The
essential message of this important book is that your genes alone
do not determine your destiny. You can learn how to influence them
to enjoy better health and optimum well-being. I recommend it."
-- Andrew Weil, MD, author, Healthy Aging and Spontaneous Happiness
"Our genes are a predisposition, but they are not our fate. The
biological mechanisms that affect our health and well-being are
often extraordinarily dynamic -- for better and for worse. When we
eat well, move more, stress less, and love more, our bodies often
have a remarkable ability to transform and heal. Super Genes
is a superb contribution to our growing knowledge that mind,
brain, genome, and microbiome can act as a single system. Drs.
Chopra and Tanzi continue to make pioneering contributions that
are bringing integrative medicine into the mainstream. Highly
-- Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
"Genetics is a two-way street. Drs. Chopra and Tanzi show how the mind can tell the genes to heal the body ." -- Stuart Hameroff, M.D., Banner-University Medical Center, The University of Arizona