Genes do not control life, but rather it is your environment that controls the way your genes behave. In this way, you are the master of your genes. Taking the documentary I posted below on Epigentics (See below The Ghost in Your Genes) to the next level, Dr Bruce Lipton explains how a change in your consciousness can not only change your genes, but also the quality of your life.
Bruce Lipton - The Biology Of Healing
Consciousness & Biology
Here is a little more on the subject of consciousness and healing by Deepak Chopra.
The Ghost In Your Genes
"What people do no longer just affects themselves, but can determine the health of their children and grandchildren in decades to come.
At the heart of this new field is a simple but contentious idea that genes have a 'memory'. That the lives of your grandparents the air they breathed, the food they ate, even the things they saw can directly affect you, decades later, despite your never experiencing these things yourself. And that what you do in your lifetime could in turn affect your grandchildren.
Epigenetics adds a whole new layer to genes beyond the DNA. It proposes a control system of 'switches' that turn genes on or off and suggests that things people experience, like nutrition and stress, can control these switches and cause heritable effects in humans."
A Green Monster’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition: Recommended Reading
"Here are some of our favorite, recommended books from some of the most popular, plant-based nutrition books and recipe books on the market today."