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

How to Increase Testosterone: Natural Hacks That Work

div class="clearfix border-top border-bottom p1 mb2 flex items-center authorvcard"> 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 … 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. … 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

Is acne caused by a ‘bad’ strain of bacteria?

Teenagers are faced with a myriad of challenges while growing up, one of which is acne, which affects four out of five Americans between the ages of 12 and 24. Thankfully though, there are effective treatments available right now that work to combat acne and ultimately reduce the damage caused by severe acne breakouts. However, … Continue reading Is acne caused by a ‘bad’ strain of bacteria?

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 … Continue reading Iodine and Hyperthyroidism

Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

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 and men. BPA lines many aluminum cans and … Continue reading Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

The Rise of the Obesogens

Source: The Rise of the Obesogens by Dr. Edward Group Diet advice as it pertains to weight gain has been simple–take in than you can burn off and you’ll gain weight. The calorie in, calorie out approach to weight loss is not only outdated, it’s also ineffective in some cases. While no one is arguing the … Continue reading The Rise of the Obesogens

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 … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Avoid Food Additives