Exposure to Cold Temperatures Can Change Our Gene Expression and Fat Cells

Long-term exposure to cold temperatures could actually affect our gene expression and influence our fat cells, a recent study suggests. Research published in Nature Communications offers more evidence on how lifestyle choices and exposure to our environment can dictate the way our genes express themselves, an overarching theme of epigenetics. A group of researchers based … Continue reading Exposure to Cold Temperatures Can Change Our Gene Expression and Fat Cells

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Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.   Related Post Energy Medicine – Fundamental in Alzheimer’s Probiotics for Mental Health Epigenetics and environmental chemical exposures Report: Electromagnetic Pollution is Harmful to Mental Health

Diet and Good Gut Bacteria Could Epigenetically Change Your Gene Expression

There are many different diets available in the nutritional world today that could dramatically adjust our gut bacteria, depending on what we consume. High-fat, low-carb diets, low-fat, high-carb diets, fasting, and cleanses are just a few examples of popular diets, and even what some may call “fads”, which might leave a person confused (and hungry). … Continue reading Diet and Good Gut Bacteria Could Epigenetically Change Your Gene Expression

Social Deficits of Autism Reversed By Epigenetic Drug

It is estimated that 1 in 59 children in the United States fall somewhere on the autism spectrum. Autism spectrum disorder  (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects the nervous system and is characterized by challenges with speech, social skills and communication.  Many factors can determine a child’s predisposition to developing autism, such as genetic mutations during … Continue reading Social Deficits of Autism Reversed By Epigenetic Drug

Recent Epigenetic Discovery Could Help Revitalize Immune Response to Cancer and Viruses

A recent discovery out of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital finds an epigenetic cause to why T-cells fall ineffective in immune responses to cancer and viral infections.  T-cells, a type of cell produced by the thymus gland, are a critical combatant in the human immune system. Their main job is to fight foreign invaders such … Continue reading Recent Epigenetic Discovery Could Help Revitalize Immune Response to Cancer and Viruses

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

5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

IF YOU CAN’T CONVINCE THEM, CONFUSE THEM – Harry Truman The current media debate about the benefits (or lack of harm) of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our diet misses the obvious. The average American increased their consumption of HFCS (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds … Continue reading 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

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

EWG Explains: How to choose the best water filters

Water filters are necessary to remove or reduce the myriad chemicals that contaminate our nation's drinking water, some of which are linked to cancer and endocrine disruption. For more tips on selecting the best filter for your home, visit EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide. Related Post What’s In Your Bottled Water – Besides Water? DRINKING … Continue reading EWG Explains: How to choose the best water filters

How Often Should You Do a Toxic Metal Cleanse?

In order to protect the normal functions of the system, Dr. Group recommends a chemical and toxic metal cleanse multiple times a year. Moving into all-natural products can also help with reducing the toxic load on your body! Related Post Heavy Metals – A Risk for Alzheimer’s? THE DANGERS OF TOXIC METALS The Effects of … Continue reading How Often Should You Do a Toxic Metal Cleanse?