Your Habits Are More Important Than Your Genes

The science of epigenetics denies the role of genes in disease generation, it focuses more on the environmental factors which are both external and internal.

External environmental factors are dietary habits, sleep quality, stress management, lack of exercise, socioeconomic factors and environmental pollutants. Internal environmental factors activating disease loaded genes are change in body ph, poor tissue oxygenation, body temperature, toxin overload, hormones, and deprivation of night sleep.

“The risk of becoming obese is 2.5 times higher for those who have double copies of a particular gene. However, a good diet neutralizes the harmful effects of the gene. This means that the critical factor is what you eat. Several studies have found that exercise diminishes the effect of the risk gene, but a new study is the first to study the effect of the gene in relation to food habits. The risk variant of the FTO gene is common in the general population. 17 percent have double copies, meaning they have inherited it from both parents. Another 40 percent have a single copy. The FTO genes acts in the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates appetite and satiety, and the risk variant has been connected to an increased energy intake, especially in the form of fat”.

Pregnant Mom’s Diet Can Turn Genes on And Off:

“Researchers have discovered how a mother’s diet can alter her offspring’s gene functions without changing the DNA sequence. In the study, mice that were predisposed obesity, diabetes and cancer grew up healthy because their mothers were fed supplements that blocked the genetic trigger. The study represents the work of an emerging field called epigenetics, which is the “study of how environmental factors like diet, stress and maternal nutrition can change gene function without altering the DNA sequence in any way. Until now scientists have not known why these factors play such a large role in an offspring’s susceptibility to disease like cancer, stroke, diabetes, schizophrenia and others”.


Science Daily September 11, 2009
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition September 2, 2009 [Epub Ahead of Print]
New York Times October 7, 2003

Online Consultation For Overseas Patients


Online consultaion fee is USD 100/ Euro 90/ 80 Pound Sterling

During online consultation a Personalised SLP food plan is discussed for follow up patients or those who can’t come to my clinic in Lahore, Pakistan. I don’t do on line consultations for serious patients. Before choosing for an online consultation, go through the various general SLP food plans given on Dr. Shagufta Feroz website If you follow these plans by 90%, you will get about 50% results in gaining holistic health, weight management or improvement in all medical disorders. If results are not satisfying then only you can opt for online consultation.

For a Personalised SLP food plans you have to select between a Telephonic, WhatsApp and Skype consultation. For Telephonic and Skype consultations you have to fix an appointment by calling at 92-321 8439362 or through an E-mail or through skype (ID: shagufta.feroz) with a brief history. Once Dr. Shagufta Feroz agrees for consultation, only then make the fee payment.

After the payment of USD 100/ Euro 90/ Pound Sterling 80/= you again have to notify via email to Do inform us about the city or country where you live. A patient profile form will be sent along with SLP rules, which you have to read carefully. Before you fill the form have some idea about the SLP philosophy from her website, blog, face book and TV interviews. Read the form carefully and fill it in detail and send it back at the same email address. You will get a response within 3 business days so be patient. Appointments are usually fixed on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and be ready with paper, pen to write down the plan. It is recommended that you do audio recording of conversation which will reinforce your understanding. You need a follow up appointment after 6-8 weeks and you have to pay the same fee for the follow up appointment too.


1. Payment Through PayPal

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2. Payment in Bank Account

People can make payment online in Allied bank Limited Lahore Pakistan. Details are as under:

  • Bank Name:     Allied Bank Limited
  • Branch:             EME Branch(0634), Lahore, Pakistan
  • Account No:     0010018802390010
  • IBAN No:     PK63ABPA0010018802390010