You are invited to read excerpts from the upcoming book, thoughtWARE by Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht, Program Designer for Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis & Joseph Bohorquez, M.D. The book is a composite of powerful Interactive Self-Hypnosis Imagery & Imaginology designed for Optimum Health & Performance

Monday, July 24, 2006

Genetic Links to Addiction - It's All in the Family

Most of us have the tendency towards impatience & intolerance, not wanting to take the time to look inside the problem, perhaps not even thinking that the answers may have been waiting right there all along.... Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

Help.....My Life is Killing Me! is a practical how to book focused on healing & managing out of control lives that are rapidly going towards chronic & killer diseases, as well as emotional breakdown. Follow along as I write this book, based on my decades of work with patients, employees, employers, as well as clients in my office & workshops....

Right now I'm working with Claire, a television executive with a myraid of issues & problems. You can read more about her in the earlier posts & archives.

A very detailed self-assessment work is necessary when looking to change your lifestyle behaviors that will lead you towards your preferred outcomes. The assessment has many facets & now we will be looking in detail at your family medical history, as well as your own personal medical & health self-care, just as if you opened a file drawer in a doctor's office. Only this file will have much more detailed information, as well as inner movies for you to study. The more you learn about yourself, your genetics & family-tendencies towards certain diseases & addictions, the better for your recovery & future health.

It's possible that you never thought about this area of your life before & this may be quite a revelation. Certain genetic diseases that run in families are linked to producing hormones that are connected to addictions, eating disorders, pre-disease states & stress issues that can interfere with cognitive functioning & mental wellness. Gaining knowledge & understanding these links can help you to better manage your own life. Some of those genetically linked disease include adult onset diabetes, reactive hypoglycemia, hypertension, circulatory disease, heart disease, hormonally related cancers, obesity & all addictions.

Keep in mind that your grandparents also had parents who gifted them with their genetics. It is possible to look back into your history & find those very tendencies that you experience in your life today. For our work here, we will only explore back to your grandparents & the specific tendencies towards diseases & addictions. It's important for you to know & to accept that these need to be managed in order for you to experience high level health & performance in all areas of your life.

CLAIRE: My family has lots of those diseases & I have a history of sugar addiction. It’s been getting worse over the years, & now at the age of 36 my cravings & decreased levels of concentration are so bad that by the middle of the afternoon I simply want to go to sleep. It’s like I’m drugged. Is this related to my family history or how I eat?

More than likely Claire is having an afternoon low blood sugar. Her family is positive for those diseases that lead to insulin over-production & resistance. If she has not been eating correctly for her genetic wallpaper, this is most likely what is going on. The good news is that she can change her outcomes if she chooses.

Many chemical changes go on inside your body. Some are related to food & some are not, but what you eat & drink will have an effect on what you feel. When the blood insulin levels are too high, there is a desire or craving for sugar foods. This is the body attempting to normalize itself. Sometimes the desire is for refined sugars & other times for the higher glycemic carbohydrates. When you answer the body with foods such as these your insulin levels will appear to normalize, but within a short time you are likely to feel another drop in blood sugar, & this time it may be even harder.

Genetics are not your fault, so no more hiding under rocks or blaming the past. You can now uncover this information, come to understand it & learn to benefit from it. There isn’t anything, genetic or otherwise that doesn’t have a benefit somewhere inside of it. Here you will uncover these jewels.


You might like to place this image in your journal, letting your subconscious mind know that this information is very important to you. The more attention you pay to something, the more the mind will bring more towards you..........good or bad. In this instance, it is good for the more you know, the better for you.

Think about your parents separately, reviewing what you know about their medical or addiction history. Did they have adult diabetes, circulatory disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, obesity, addictions including alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, sugar, food or anything else? Make notes about these or any other chronic disease states. How about emotional or mental health issues? Add these to your journal.

Next, move on to each grandparent on each side of your family, doing the same review. Perhaps you will think of something that is not mentioned above, but your subconscious mind tells you that it is important. Make a note of this as well. As you work deeper into this program you will find a place for that information.

Even if you don't know about your parents or grandparents, go through this exercise. Ask your subconscious mind to deliver this information to you. You may be surprised to find that some of it will come to your attention.

There are many reasons why you want to know about all of this. Not only is it connected to your own health, but that of your children. In addition, the pre-disease states or genetic wallpaper may be interfering with your own productivity. Such is the case with Claire. As she learns to manage her own genetic wallpaper, she will begin to feel better physically, as well as emotionally. The quality of her life & her future success depends on this...

This blog is the workshop for thoughtWARE Books. The series includes Help.....My Life is Killing Me - Lifestyle Change Made Easy, Beyond Disorderly Eating & Bingeing, Holistic Weight Loss , Sugar....the Hidden Addiction, Nail Biting & Skin Picking & Small Change - The Power of Interactive Self-Hypnosis. At the present time I am seeking an agent and/or publisher.