2019 was a big year for us as a family. My wife and I celebrated 10 years of marriage and the four of us (one biological daughter and one adopted son) just celebrated one year of being a family!
People often talk about growing old or aging together in a spiritual sense but have you ever noticed how elderly and even mid-age couples tend to look like each other if they’ve been together for a long time?
That’s not a coincidence.
There are numerous studies that highlight 25%-50% of your cell variation (i.e., aging) over time is impacted by non-genetic factors (research below in credits). Your environment continues to shape your physical appearance. Your spouse and your kids share the same environment so it’s no surprise that over time, families literally look similar.
Nutrition is one of the biggest influences on your cells. What you eat continuously adapts and adjusts your cells. Eating habits are heavily influenced by your family and are based on trends and routine. Once- or twice-a-week cheat days, your family vacation, or the holidays don’t impact cell changes. So don’t worry, just don’t make it a continuous habit!
Example: Sarah and I have been married for over 10 years. Look at when early in our marriage and many years later.
I mentioned our son has been with us for one year. Note his face structure before and after from 2018 to 2019. If that doesn’t show proof of you are what your family eats, then I don’t know what will convince you.
Try it with your family. Look at some old pictures and compare. Enjoy the trip down memory lane!