logo

Welcome to Thrive

THRIVE is a collaborative platform of conventional, integrative, & functional medicine practitioners coming together in one setting to provide personalized healthcare to clients.
Working Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM EST

Cart

Mon - Fri 8:00a - 5:00p, Sat 10a - 1p, Sun - Closed

(704)-390-7150

6401 Morrison Blvd., Suite 2A, Charlotte, NC 28211

Top

Comprehensive Lab & Diagnostic Tests

Thrive Carolinas / Comprehensive Lab & Diagnostic Tests

Epigenetics: Were You Born This Way?

Epigenetics: Were You Born This Way? Your Genes Make You You Genes found within your DNA create the building blocks of each person. They determine hair color, eye color, affect height, and control any number of things about you. In essence, every aspect of yourself, from physical characteristics to personality, can be, at least in part, attributed to your genetic makeup. This is the basic premise of the "nature vs. nurture" discussion. But what if "nature," your genes, were themselves affected by your environment. This is where epigenetics comes into play. At its heart, epigenetics is how and why specific genes are expressed and why others are dormant. For example, the COL1A1 gene is present in all cells, but it is only utilized (or expressed) in skin cells...