A Father’s Stress Felt for Generations

New scientific research suggests that the negative effects of trauma can be inherited. Fathers may actually transfer the consequences of their early experiences to their children via an epigenetic process. Researchers report that mice that experienced stress early on passed down the negative consequences – depression, underestimation of risk, and upset of metabolism – to … Continue reading A Father’s Stress Felt for Generations

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High Estrogen Levels Might Epigenetically Protect Women From a Traumatic Event

Whether a woman’s estrogen level is high or low could determine if she may be susceptible to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to recent research. Estrogen has been found to epigenetically change gene activity in the brain and could even protect a woman from emotional numbness, flashbacks, and difficulty sleeping – all symptoms of PTSD … Continue reading High Estrogen Levels Might Epigenetically Protect Women From a Traumatic Event

Fathers Affected by Early Life Trauma May Impact Later Generations Through Sperm MicroRNAs

When it comes to reproductive health, it’s no secret that a pregnant mother’s choices and environment can severely impact her child’s epigenetics and health—especially mothers suffering from PTSD. But it turns out fathers who have suffered significant stress early on in their life may also epigenetically impact the physical and mental health of their offspring. It was previously … Continue reading Fathers Affected by Early Life Trauma May Impact Later Generations Through Sperm MicroRNAs

Arthritic Joints May Need Different Treatments Due to Diverse Epigenetic Signatures

Arthritis is a widespread, debilitating disease characterized by inflammation of the joints. It affects at least 52 million adults in the United States – that’s more than 1 out of every 5 people, according to the CDC. Although medication has improved in recent years, the diversity in pathogenic pathways in certain types of arthritis, for example, rheumatoid … Continue reading Arthritic Joints May Need Different Treatments Due to Diverse Epigenetic Signatures

10 Natural Ways to Prevent Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Source: 10 Natural Ways to Prevent Seasonal Allergy Symptoms by Dr. Edward Group   While we should be enjoying the beauty of spring, many people suffer from seasonal allergies. From the birds to the pollen, there are many things that may cause suffering from the classic symptoms of an allergic reaction. In fact, research shows that approximately 35 … Continue reading 10 Natural Ways to Prevent Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Epigenetic Explanations For Why Cutting Sugar May Make You Feel Smarter

The beginning of a new year is often a time for setting an intention to build new habits. A foundational goal many people share is to improve their health, which typically includes positive changes in diet. Although most would think of shedding pounds or building muscle as the primary outcome of these changes, it turns … Continue reading Epigenetic Explanations For Why Cutting Sugar May Make You Feel Smarter

Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health?

Source: Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health? by Dr. Edward Group  An enema is a procedure where you insert liquid or air into your colon through the rectum to clear out the lower bowel contents, or in other words, your poo. After you squeeze the liquid or air into your nether regions, you will … Continue reading Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health?

Natural Mosquito Repellent: A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works

Source: Natural Mosquito Repellent: A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works by Dr. Edward Group   Summer is prime time for enjoying the outdoors. But more often than not, there's a dark cloud hanging over that backyard barbecue: bugs – and especially mosquitoes. These blood-seeking fun busters expertly follow their senses right to your skin. But if you … Continue reading Natural Mosquito Repellent: A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works

Depression Could Severely Increase Epigenetic Aging

Depression can certainly take its toll on a variety of physical and mental processes, so it’s no surprise that major depression often coincides with a shortened lifespan.  Now scientists are finding that there may be more to this link than just purely an unfortunate coincidence. According to a new study, major depression disorder (MDD) may … Continue reading Depression Could Severely Increase Epigenetic Aging

Life Depends on Carbon Dioxide

We need to cut the crap about CO2 and begin to realize that our life and health depend on enough levels of CO2 in the blood and tissues. Carbon dioxide is a nutrient as well as a product of respiration and energy production in the cells and its lack or deficiency is of itself a starting … Continue reading Life Depends on Carbon Dioxide