Dr. James D. Baird

/Dr. James D. Baird

About Dr. James D. Baird

About the Author: James D Baird (http://www.drjamesdbaird.com) is a graduate engineer and researcher who has studied genetics and common behaviors for more than 20 years. He has researched the field of behavioral epigenetics, which holds the promise of modifying behavior by changing gene expression. Baird holds a PhD in natural health and is the author of six books on human behavior. He has won many awards and appeared on major TV stations and dozens of radio shows. His most recently published book is Behavioral Genes-Why We Do What We Do and How to Change. In addition to Behavioral Genes, Dr. Baird’s books include Happiness Genes, Obesity Genes, Mindful Meals Diet, Modern Christian Happiness Plan, and The Happiness Plan.

March 2016

US News & World Report: Why Men Should Meditate to Make Their Relationships Last

By |March 1st, 2016|Epigenetics|

One reason is that, yes, you'll probably have more sex. That's right – men should meditate to make their relationships last. In my 20 years of experience as a behavioral expert, the No. 1 reason I see relationships falling apart is because men just don't know how to talk to women. Continue reading on the US News & World Report [...]

Peace, Happiness and Well-being 101

By |March 1st, 2016|Epigenetics|

Peace is a condition of nonresistance to external circumstances. A condition of not desiring anything you don’t already have. Peace is the mental state of no suffering as taught by the Buddha and Jesus. Happiness is genetic and consequently not subject to changing external conditions. It results from a genetic reward for performing altruistic acts, [...]

September 2015

Part 2 – Mind, Behaviors and Epigenetics: Unlocking the Potential of Epigenetic Behavioral Therapy

By |September 25th, 2015|Epigenetics|

In Part 1 – Mind, Behaviors and Epigenetics: Unlocking the Potential of Epigenetic Behavioral Therapy , I introduced the background on epigenetics and how it affects us. In Part 2, below, I delve into further explanation on the concept of epigenetic behavioral therapy. The epigenome and genetic markers Genes can be thought of as the blueprints that [...]

Part 1 – Mind, Behaviors and Epigenetics: Unlocking the Potential of Epigenetic Behavioral Therapy

By |September 25th, 2015|Epigenetics|

You use your mind in most of your waking moments — but more accurately, your mind uses you. Since the days of our prehistoric ancestors our minds have been controlling our behavior, and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s the reason why our species even exists. The problem is that all too often, [...]

July 2015

Behavior Modification Made Simple

By |July 30th, 2015|Epigenetics|

There are three root causes of behaviors: genetic, epigenetic and culture. However, all three are interdependent. Here is a quick and easy way to see how they all relate to one another and how to use your awareness of this information to modify your behavior. Genetic: The genetic component is often referred to as heritability. [...]

Mind Management for Compassionate Thoughts

By |July 16th, 2015|Epigenetics|

By Dr. James Baird, Author of Behavioral Genes-Why We Do What We Do and How to Change Introduction Our mind is a two-edged sword.  It is capable of bringing us a feeling of well-being or one of anxiety. Our thoughts seem to be out of control, coming from all directions. They are so disoriented that our [...]

Brain Blogger Guest Blog: Epigenetics and Its Major Influence on Life

By |July 13th, 2015|Epigenetics|

In my recently published book, Behavioral Genes-why we do what we do and how to change, I strive to explain the factors that shape our behaviors of which about 20 to 50% is due to the genes we inherited from our ancestors. What makes this perspective unique is that it proves by the science of epigenetics that [...]

The Mindful Word Guest Blog: Change Your Behavioural Genes with Mindfulness

By |July 6th, 2015|BOOKS, Epigenetics|

My recent research, covered in the new book, Behavioral Genes-why we do what we do and how to change, explains the components of our behaviours, one of which is genetic. Anywhere from 30 to 50 per cent of our behaviours are genetic and usually considered by mainstream psychology to be unchangeable. In other words, genes are [...]

May 2015

New Study Supports Concept of Happiness Genes

By |May 27th, 2015|Epigenetics|

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that happiness affects the human genome. The researchers concepts of happiness from a sense of purpose in life, and hedonic well-being, which focuses on the self-gratification. High levels of eudaemonic happiness were correlated with favorable gene expression for the immune system, [...]

April 2015

Simple Happiness Steps

By |April 5th, 2015|Epigenetics|

The overwhelming material on happiness[emotional well-being] makes it too confusing to evaluate and too impractical to make  part of our everyday lives.  The critical proven elements can be condensed to the following  simple steps. 1.  Natural happiness results from altruistic  acts such as good deeds and compassion.[ 2 or more/ day] 2.   Believe you [...]