Dr. James D. Baird

About Dr. James D. Baird

About the Author: James D Baird 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.

July 2015

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

By |2015-07-13T11:10:49-05:00July 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 |2019-02-18T14:29:18-05:00May 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 |2019-02-18T14:29:18-05:00April 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 [...]

February 2015

Changing Our Genetic Behavior with Epigenetic

By |2015-07-16T11:06:51-05:00February 8th, 2015|Epigenetics|

  Until recent times, it has been assumed that the reason why we behave the way we do, is due to our inherited genetic programming modified by our environment, over generations –in other words - evolution. However, it has recently been discovered that we are not prisoners of our genes in our lifetime; rather, we [...]

Decreasing Anxiety by Epigenetics

By |2019-02-18T14:29:18-05:00February 8th, 2015|Epigenetics|

Epigenetics is the science of genetic changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Examples of the chemistry of such changes might be DNA methylation or histone deacetylation, both of which serve to suppress gene expression without altering the sequence of the silenced genes. In simple terms, it’s the science of why two people [...]

January 2015

Behavioral Genes

By |2019-02-18T14:29:18-05:00January 30th, 2015|Epigenetics|

Behavioral Genes Made Us Do It, and how to undo it with epigenetics   Chapters Our Behavioral Evolution Where Does Personality Come From? Why Do We Think Like We Do Why Are We So Unhappy? How are You Doing? Our Stress Epidemic Why Hurt Feelings Really Hurt What is Self-esteem good for? What Makes Relationships [...]

The Voice in Our Head

By |2015-02-08T15:27:44-05:00January 25th, 2015|Epigenetics|

Will the ‘voice in our head’ determine our survival? A somewhat humorous, but deadly serious situation   Our unconscious mind In very early times, our species, like animals were guided by our instincts. But a little later in the evolutionary process, we grew a mind, assumedly to provide improved survival guidance in a changing environment. [...]

Does Science Prove God

By |2019-02-18T14:29:18-05:00January 24th, 2015|Epigenetics|

A belief in God or an universal spirit is hardwired in our brains, is demonstrated by the polls that consistently show that such a belief in all countries and all cultures is over 90%. But while it's  credible evidence that humans believe in God,  from a scientific viewpoint that doesn't necessarily mean that there is a [...]

Why Are We So Wrong

By |2015-02-08T15:29:21-05:00January 15th, 2015|Epigenetics|

or brain has two basic states. Runners are unconscious mind which was developed by our ancestors in order to survive in a very threatening world which required got reaction, such as fight or flee.  This mind increased French esters chances of surviv200,000 years ago.