Home>Blog Laughter Therapy>On Epigenetics and why laughing now on a regular basis could change the lives of your unborn children

On Epigenetics and why laughing now on a regular basis could change the lives of your unborn children

This may be far-fetched, but then again maybe not. I read today with great interest about the (still fairly new) science of epigenetics that has proven that powerful environmental conditions (near death from starvation, for instance) can somehow leave an imprint on the genetic material in eggs and sperm. These genetic imprints can short-circuit evolution and pass along new traits in a single generation.

I could not help but ask myself what would happen to the next generation if we all chose to laugh daily using a reliable and sustainable method such as Laughter Wellness to feel better in body, mind and spirit. The logical implication is that they would be healthier and much happier.

There’s evidence for example that lifestyle choices like smoking and eating too much can change the epigenetic marks atop your DNA in ways that cause the genes for obesity to express themselves too strongly and the genes for longevity to express themselves too weakly. We all know that you can truncate your own life if you smoke or overeat, but it’s becoming clear that those same bad behaviors can also predispose your kids — before they are even conceived — to disease and early death.

If this applies to smoking and eating, why not to laughter as well?

I’d echo that with the words of world-leading Geneticist Kazuo Murakami who said “If we can prove that people can switch genes on and off by an emotion like laughter, it may be the finding of the century which should be worth the Nobel Prize or even go beyond that.”

Here is the video of a 1 hour presentation by Dr. Bruce Lipton on Epigenetics and the biology of perception:

This article includes valuable extra resources but you first need to register to the LOU Library to access them. Doing so is free and you can unsubscribe at any time.

(Refresh this page when you come back after signing up to display all of its content.)

 Experience and learn with leading experts

We are leading experts in therapeutic laughter with over a decade of hands-on experience teaching on 4 continents and offer keynotes, seminars, workshops and specialist trainings worldwide! Contact us for more information.

Learn how to share joy and laughter with others! Here is the first step

2016-02-03T21:06:08+00:00 Blog Laughter Therapy|

About the Author:

Sebastien Gendry is an American expert on laughter and how to unlock its many benefits to promote wellness and wellbeing in everyday life, at home and at work. A work-related burnout and ensuing journey towards recovery led him to discover and fall in love with the world of therapeutic laughter in the early 2000s. He has since traveled close to one million miles over the past decade offering a variety of laughter and empowerment programs to 1,000s of people on four continents, and continues to do so. [Read more.]

Leave A Comment