Homesteader tips: 5 Ways to extend your gardening season

If you want to grow crops throughout the year – without worrying about the frost killing them, there are numerous ways to broaden your growing season by weeks, months or even indefinitely, regardless of how chilly it gets. (h/t to PreparednessMama.com) 1. Choose the right plants Pick plants that will yield produce in the amount of … Continue reading Homesteader tips: 5 Ways to extend your gardening season

“The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation” — Dr Devra Davis

"The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation" -- Dr Devra Davis Video Length: 1:01:29 minutes "The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now" Presented by Dr Devra Davis, Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, … Continue reading “The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation” — Dr Devra Davis

Epigenetic Differences Found between Office Workers and Nickel Smelting Workers

It’s possible that someone’s occupation could have an influence on their epigenetic signature and potentially their well-being. Some people may prefer to work in a steady office environment, some take up graveyard shifts, and others might enjoy working outdoors. All of these occupational settings may have consequences for an individual’s mental and physical health and … Continue reading Epigenetic Differences Found between Office Workers and Nickel Smelting Workers

One Night Without Sleep Could Trigger Epigenetic Changes and Weight Gain

Even just one night of sleep loss could lead to epigenetic changes that tweak our metabolism and regulation of gene expression, a new study suggests. Researchers at Uppsala University found that one night without sleep was linked to alteration of the human epigenome, weight gain, and the loss of lean muscle mass. Previous research has shown that skipping sleep … Continue reading One Night Without Sleep Could Trigger Epigenetic Changes and Weight Gain

DNA Methylation Influences Continuous Variation in Ant Worker Size

Scientists have thought that differences in traits that exist along a continuum like skin color, height, intelligence, ability to gain weight, and risk for developing diseases were due to genetic and environmental factors. The connection between these two factors and how they interact together, however, has long been uncertain. Researchers from McGill University have conducted … Continue reading DNA Methylation Influences Continuous Variation in Ant Worker Size

Moms Exposed to Lead May Impact DNA Methylation of Her Children and Grandchildren

Evidence supporting multigenerational epigenetic inheritance continues to mount as a group of researchers discover that mothers who have a significant amount of lead present in their blood can epigenetically impact not only their unborn children, but their grandchildren as well. The study was published in Scientific Reports. It is well known that children in the womb … Continue reading Moms Exposed to Lead May Impact DNA Methylation of Her Children and Grandchildren

Air Pollution Found to Alter Important Epigenetic Mark

Air pollution is not only a significant threat to our environment, but also to our health. Ranging from vehicles to industrial facilities, common sources of air pollution are all around us. These pollutants are linked to serious health issues, such as respiratory disease, impaired lung function, asthma, cancer, chronic bronchitis, and increased morbidity. According to … Continue reading Air Pollution Found to Alter Important Epigenetic Mark

Viktor Schauberger – Comprehend and Copy Nature

The first film about Viktor Schauberger’s life’s work. A comprehensive survey of historical facts, current research and various practical applications into both technology and the natural world. Today the Austrian forester Viktor Schauberger is considered to be a pioneer of modern water research and the holistic observation of Nature. As early as the first half … Continue reading Viktor Schauberger – Comprehend and Copy Nature

Air Pollution Could Alter Tags on DNA and Increase Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease

Not only is air pollution a major environmental concern, but it poses major health issues. New research suggests that inhaling extremely small particles known as fine particulate matter could add epigenetic marks to DNA. This may potentially lead to stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cognitive impairments and neurodevelopmental disorders. We’re certainly learning more about how … Continue reading Air Pollution Could Alter Tags on DNA and Increase Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease

Epigenetic Changes Result from Breathing in Diesel Exhaust

New research exposes the epigenetic changes and harmful consequences that can occur as a result of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health have found that breathing in diesel exhaust fumes can lead to changes in DNA methylation levels, switching on and off certain genes. Diesel exhaust is … Continue reading Epigenetic Changes Result from Breathing in Diesel Exhaust