Epigenetic Tags on Serotonin Transporter Gene Linked to Stress

METHYLATION OF SEROTONIN TRANSPORTER GENE IN SALIVA, BRAIN AND BLOOD DNA ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASES IN AMYGDALA ACTIVITY A new study offers an epigenetic explanation as to why some people are more reactive to stress or more vulnerable to disorders related to stress. A team of researchers at Duke University have found that methylation of a gene linked … Continue reading Epigenetic Tags on Serotonin Transporter Gene Linked to Stress

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How to Increase Testosterone: Natural Hacks That Work

Source: How to Increase Testosterone: Natural Hacks That Work by Dr. Edward Group From supporting a healthy libido to building muscle mass, testosterone is an important hormone that has a massive influence on men’s health. Testosterone levels (sometimes called T levels) decline with age. The effects of "low-T" are cumulative, meaning the lower they go, the more … Continue reading How to Increase Testosterone: Natural Hacks That Work

The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid

Source: The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid by Dr. Edward Group  Iodine is an essential nutrient, meaning that the human body requires it for many essential functions but cannot synthesize it on its own. Without enough iodine, the thyroid gland cannot produce the thyroid hormones that regulate growth, metabolism and other important processes in the body. When … Continue reading The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid

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

Balance your hormones to stay young

Specific hormones' role in longevity and healthy ageing is a hot topic at the moment. In fact, it formed the basis of key discussions at the recent International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in Pittsburgh and the Paris Anti-Obesity Therapies Congress. According to the latest theories, the following hormones may be key to healthy ageing: 1. DHEA … Continue reading Balance your hormones to stay young

Iodine and Hyperthyroidism

Source: Iodine and Hyperthyroidism by Dr. Edward Group   Your thyroid gland produces the hormones that control and regulate your metabolism. Iodine is the fuel it runs on. Too little iodine and you may experience hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid does not produce enough hormones. Conversely, hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces too much of the thyroid hormone … Continue reading Iodine and Hyperthyroidism

Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

Source: Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health by Dr. Edward Group   Bisphenol-A has seen its share of media attention, and none of it has been very positive. It’s a known endocrine disruptor still being used as a softening agent in plastics. You’re probably already aware that BPA disrupts reproductive health, which is contributing to hormonal imbalance in both women … Continue reading Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

3 Reasons to Avoid Food Additives

Source: 3 Reasons to Avoid Food Additives by Dr. Edward Group   Food additives are added to food during processing, typically to enhance color or freshness. While some of them are natural, many aren’t and all those unnatural additives have nasty side effects. Think about the artificial sweeteners hiding in diet soft drinks, or the emulsifiers (used to keep food … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Avoid Food Additives

8 Shocking Facts about Bovine Growth Hormone

Source: 8 Shocking Facts about Bovine Growth Hormone by Dr. Edward Group  Since bovine growth hormone received FDA approval in 1993, three disturbing health trends have emerged. Cancer cases continue to increase, obesity has become an epidemic and early onset puberty has become the norm. [1] [2] [3] Related? Maybe, maybe not. You can be the judge as you read through … Continue reading 8 Shocking Facts about Bovine Growth Hormone

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Pineal Gland

Source: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Pineal Gland by Dr. Edward Group   The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.” You’ve probably heard of this gland being the “third eye,” a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. It turns out these ideas aren’t … Continue reading Everything You Wanted to Know About the Pineal Gland