The Lie of the Addiction Gene

Recently, we interviewed Bruce Lipton (who wrote one of my favorite books, The Biology of Belief) on the IGNTD Relationships podcast. But, that’s not coming out for a little while, so I’ve decided to record for you a few of my insights and key takeaways from the lessons in his book; specifically relevant to addiction, mental health, and internal struggles.


I absolutely love the concepts in The Biology of Belief. The lessons on why you are not your negative belief; how your genetics are not the single influencer in making up who you are; and how you can change your reality if you change your perception are all so powerful. I hope you’ll join me today to learn more about Bruce Lipton’s work and gain some valuable insight around addiction and mental health!

Topics Discussed:

[2:44] About today’s episode and the upcoming relationships podcast with Bruce Lipton.

[4:07] What I love about The Biology of Belief and Bruce Lipton.

[5:50] One of my biggest takeaways from The Biology of Belief.

[13:38] Why there is no such thing as the “addictive gene,” how the interaction between biology and environment creates who we are, and what epigenetic research has revealed.

[19:35] The environmental influences that can impact who are you — especially around addiction.

[21:33] About a client I used to have with several diagnoses, who many believed it was in her genetics and she could not get better.

[22:43] Unlike other animals, we can impact our own perspective and beliefs in the world. That’s powerful.

[25:00] Why you are not your negative belief.

[28:00] What if you were able to switch your negative beliefs into beliefs that serve you in terms of where you want to go?

Mentioned in this Episode:

IGNTD Recovery (Register and join the free workshop!)

TheAbstinenceMyth.com (Pay for shipping and I will send you the book for free!)

Amare (Sponsor)

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles,
by Bruce Lipton

Gattaca (Film, 1997)

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Human Genome Project

“Linked: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Health + Addiction,” article by Adi Jaffe

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