When I was growing up there was a belief among most of my family that certain illnesses were genetic. I bought into that belief for many years—until I realized it simply wasn’t true.
Our large Italian family had many folks with heart problems. Most of them, including my father, eventually died from heart disorders. Was that genetic? I don’t think so.
I had a dear cousin who was convinced he would die from a heart attack at the age of 55—the same age his father had died of a heart attack.… Read more