Natural Compound in Cypress Trees Might Epigenetically Protect Against Cancer

A chemical in an essential oil extracted from tree bark might actually reduce cancer growth. Researchers are finding that hinokitiol, a compound found in some cypress trees, not only has anti-infective and anti-oxidative properties, but it might also impact the epigenetic tags on top of DNA and reactivate genes that fight against tumor growth. The epigenetic … Continue reading Natural Compound in Cypress Trees Might Epigenetically Protect Against Cancer

Could Drinking Alcohol Epigenetically Hamper Your Ability to Process Cholesterol?

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Johns Hopkins Medicine worked together to analyze human and mouse epigenomes and discovered that drinking alcohol could lead to epigenetic changes that influence a particular gene’s ability to regulate cholesterol. The results suggest an underlying epigenetic mechanism known as DNA methylation could explain why someone’s body processes cholesterol … Continue reading Could Drinking Alcohol Epigenetically Hamper Your Ability to Process Cholesterol?

The Epigenetic Benefits of Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a time for people to come together to share what they are thankful for, enjoy each other’s company and, perhaps most importantly, eat. Sharing a large feast is a great way to strengthen the bond between family and friends during Thanksgiving, but you might not know it’s an opportunity to make the best … Continue reading The Epigenetic Benefits of Your Thanksgiving Feast

A Western Diet May Adjust Epigenetic Marks on Children’s DNA and Damage The Nervous System

A recent study has shown that following a western diet even before your child is born may lead to dysfunction of his or her autonomic nervous system via epigenetic changes. A western diet is high in saturated fats, red meats, and empty carbohydrates while being low in fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, seafood and poultry. Eating … Continue reading A Western Diet May Adjust Epigenetic Marks on Children’s DNA and Damage The Nervous System

‘Magical’ Mushroom Could Fight off Cancer with Epigenetics

A certain type of mushroom might epigenetically prevent tumor growth, according to a study published in the Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. A medicinal mushroom, Phellinus linteus (PL), could come with “magical” anticancer properties. Researchers from New York Medical College found that histone deacetylase (HDAC) inactivation and histone acetylation led to the death of bladder cancer cells. Chemotherapy and immunotherapy often … Continue reading ‘Magical’ Mushroom Could Fight off Cancer with Epigenetics

Epigenetically Reactivating a Compromised Immune System with a Specific Sugar

Could a certain type of sugar undo the failure of an individual’s immune system? New research suggests that immune cells can be restored in those with a compromised immune system using a sugar known as beta-glucan, which can turn on an epigenetic “control switch”. For many, getting an infection, such as a sinus infection, feels … Continue reading Epigenetically Reactivating a Compromised Immune System with a Specific Sugar

Vegan Diet: Best Vegan-Friendly Foods & Diet Plan

Source: Vegan Diet: Best Vegan-Friendly Foods & Diet Plan by Dr. Edward Group Whether it's for health reasons or an ethical choice, the decision to shift to a vegan diet can feel empowering. For some of us, it is no easy feat to give up all animal products. Yet a vegan diet can be fantastic for your … Continue reading Vegan Diet: Best Vegan-Friendly Foods & Diet Plan

Vinegar May Epigenetically Prevent Kidney Stone Development

If you have ever suffered the excruciating pain of kidney stones, you definitely don’t want that experience again. Unfortunately, reoccurrence is high for this condition. Therefore, treatment options that can prevent stones from returning are in great demand. One simple home remedy that many people swear by is vinegar. While most findings supporting its use … Continue reading Vinegar May Epigenetically Prevent Kidney Stone Development

Epigenetic Mark Found in Microbiome Could Help Prevent Digestive Disorders

Maintaining a healthy diet can be incredibly difficult to do, especially with the temptations of junk food, alcohol, and sweets. Often times we are in a rush to get to plans that we’ve made, or go grab a drink after work, and we forget to prioritize putting nutritious foods in our bodies. As a result, … Continue reading Epigenetic Mark Found in Microbiome Could Help Prevent Digestive Disorders

Maybe She’s Born With it, Maybe it’s Epigenetics: 5 Tips for Beauty and Anti-Aging

We might say a beautiful woman is born with her looks or that she was endowed with good genes. But what if some of her beauty comes from reversible marks on top of her genes? The epigenetic tags on her DNA might be contributing to her glowing skin, young complexion, and silken hair. Interestingly, there may even … Continue reading Maybe She’s Born With it, Maybe it’s Epigenetics: 5 Tips for Beauty and Anti-Aging