Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

Fight-or-flight is a physiological response that occurs when an individual has been exposed to a perceived threat. This well-known stress response pathway is critical for the survival of many organisms. However, people with different types of anxiety-driven disorders can experience intense stress even with little to no stimuli. For individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, the feeling … Continue reading Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

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Nutrition May Have an Epigenetic Impact on Early Puberty in Girls

Maintaining proper nutrition is a very important factor in living a long, healthy life. Foods that have little nutritional benefits have become easier to get our hands on, so the emphasis on proper nutritional health has become a fleeting priority for some people and their families. As a result, most individuals have inadvertently accepted the  western … Continue reading Nutrition May Have an Epigenetic Impact on Early Puberty in Girls

Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

We live in a very light polluted world in comparison to that of our very recent ancestors. Estimates now indicate that close to 99% of both Americans and Europeans are exposed to “light pollution.” Not only are we excessively exposed to light in modern times, but the type of light accounting for this exposure is changing rapidly. … Continue reading Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen

Though doctors and people do not normally associate iodine with oxygen, we have to see that iodine-carrying thyroid hormones are essential for oxygen-based metabolism. First increases of iodine and thyroid hormones increase red blood cell mass and increase the oxygen disassociation from hemoglobin.[1] Thyroid hormones have a significant influence on erythropoiesis, which is the process … Continue reading Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen

Iodine Deficiency Symptoms

The analysis of “National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys” data of moderate to severe iodine deficiency is present now in a significant proportion of the U.S. population, with a clear increasing trend over the past 20 years, caused by reduced iodized table salt usage.[1] Along with magnesium and selenium, iodine is one of the most … Continue reading Iodine Deficiency Symptoms

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and … Continue reading How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic BPA

No one disputes that bisphenol A, a toxic compound widely used to line food cans and other food packaging, is polluting people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in the urine of more than 90 percent of Americans sampled. In 2009, tests commissioned by EWG were the first to find BPA in … Continue reading 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic BPA

The Great Invasion – Documentary on endocrine disruptors

A documentary by Stéphane Horel on endocrine disrupting chemicals (2010). Our ordinary everyday lives are steeped in chemical products. Invisible, they are encrusted in plastic, in detergents and toasters, concealed in our food, in toys, in shampoo. They have invaded everything, including our bodies. Thanks to the consumer society, petrochemicals, with their magicical powers and … Continue reading The Great Invasion – Documentary on endocrine disruptors

The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

EWG President Ken Cook interviews Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD—two leading experts on the root causes and potential consequences of early puberty in girls—on their new book "The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls. Dr. Greenspan and Dr. Deardorff offer reassuring and empowering ideas for parents and families that … Continue reading The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

6 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE LABORATORY TESTS THAT YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD BE RUNNING, BUT IS PROBABLY NOT

planning the appropriate treatment plan. Comprehensive testing provides our patients with information and knowledge about the function of their body that they typically do not receive from their conventional doctor visits. These tests are performed to get to the root cause of the symptoms or disease. In addition to helping resolve health issues, we also … Continue reading 6 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE LABORATORY TESTS THAT YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD BE RUNNING, BUT IS PROBABLY NOT