If you don’t think you can influence your genes, think again. 1 gene blueprint can have 30,00 variations. Our epigenome influences our genes by chemical switches that change the expression of our genes. The environment of our genes have an enormous effect on their expression. Identical twins start out with the exact same genetic material. But by adulthood, it may be expressed very differently. Our genes are influenced by our thoughts, emotions, diet, lifestyle, community and environment. So you are in control of your genes. You can alter them positively on a regular basis by how you eat, exercise, manage stress, think and protect your environment.