Epigenetics and environmental chemical exposures

Prenatal exposures to environmental pollutants may lead to chronic diseases later in life. Toxic effects of environmental pollution on human health are well recognized. Yet, for a long time conventional wisdom held that a child developing in the womb is sufficiently protected and insulated by the placenta from harmful pollutants outside. This expectation no longer … Continue reading Epigenetics and environmental chemical exposures

How To Heal Your Gut Naturally

Amy Myers, MD shares her functional medicine approach to healing your gut. It's called the 4R program: Remove, Restore, Reinoculate and Repair. If you suffer from a chronic illness such as chronic fatigue, autoimmune, cancer, fibromyalgia or a more simple issues such as acne, IBS, migraines, ADD, anxiety or depression -- this is a must … Continue reading How To Heal Your Gut Naturally

Chronic Illness: What Works? Part One: The Four ‘R’ Program

The criteria I used for selection of these three therapies are based upon the management of the most common signs and symptoms of chronic health problems. These are pain, inflammation and fatigue. The medical names of the disorders associated with these signs and symptoms include the following as examples: Chronic fatigue syndrome Fibromyalgia (muscle pain … Continue reading Chronic Illness: What Works? Part One: The Four ‘R’ Program

Biological Terrain Revisited: Balancing Acid/Base, Oxidation Potential, and More

What is Biological Terrain? The concept of Biological Terrain has its beginning in Europe. It is based largely on the clinical research of the French professor Louis Claude Vincent. I wrote an article on Biological Terrain some years ago and have been using it in my practice for quite some time. My interest was further … Continue reading Biological Terrain Revisited: Balancing Acid/Base, Oxidation Potential, and More

DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential … Continue reading DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

EWG Explains: How to select a healthier mattress

Most Mattresses on the market are full of chemicals that can pollute your bedroom air and harm your body. View all of our tips on finding a healthier mattress in EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide: https://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide/...     Related Post Want Natural Insulation in Your Home? The 3 Best Options Facts You Need to Know … Continue reading EWG Explains: How to select a healthier mattress

Leong, Syed and Lorscheider 2001 degeneration of neuron structures following exposure to mercury

Christopher C. W. Leong, Naweed I. Syed and Fritz L. Lorscheider, 2001, Retrograde degeneration of neurite membrane structural integrity of nerve growth cones following in vitro exposure to mercury - Neuroreport, Vol 12 No 4, 733-737.       Related Post Mercury in our Food More information on mercury toxicity The Possible Role of Mercury … Continue reading Leong, Syed and Lorscheider 2001 degeneration of neuron structures following exposure to mercury

Could We Reverse Alzheimer’s Symptoms by Restoring Epigenetic Balance?

Fascinating new research out of Drexel University suggests that restoring balance to certain epigenetic enzymes might reinstate memory and lead us closer to a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. This devastating type of dementia causes issues with memory, cognition, and behavior. Could epigeneticshelp reverse symptoms and bring back cognitive abilities in those with Alzheimer’s? The … Continue reading Could We Reverse Alzheimer’s Symptoms by Restoring Epigenetic Balance?

EWG Explains: How to choose the most energy efficient light bulbs

Energy efficient light bulbs are good for the environment and your pocketbook. Learn more tips on staying healthy at home with EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide: http://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide Related Post 5 Simple Tips for Going ‘Green’ Inside Your Home 6 Tips for “Going Green” Outside Your House How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products 10 … Continue reading EWG Explains: How to choose the most energy efficient light bulbs

What is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression (active versus inactive genes) that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence — a change in phenotype without a change in genotype — which in turn affects how cells read the genes. Epigenetic change is a regular and natural occurrence but can also … Continue reading What is Epigenetics?