What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources

Source: What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources by Dr. Jonathan Group You may have heard of gluten — and the dietary problems it causes — but have you heard of lectin? Known as an "antinutrient," lectin is a type of plant-based protein commonly found in seeds, grains, legumes, and tubers, like potatoes. As an antinutrient, … Continue reading What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources

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11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit

Source: 11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit by Dr. Edward Group   A cup of joe is a key part of many people's morning routine. Coffee isn't just aromatic and delicious — it promotes alertness and focus, suppresses appetite, and even aids with digestion.[1] Coffee acts as a stimulant, which means that it can increase your blood … Continue reading 11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit

A Fatty Diet May Affect Behavior Across Generations Through Epigenetic Mechanisms

Having a high-fat diet (HFD) is not only linked to obesity but also to an increased risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain mental health disorders. With obesity levels on the rise, it’s critical that we know more about how a HFD affects the body and find ways for early prevention. In … Continue reading A Fatty Diet May Affect Behavior Across Generations Through Epigenetic Mechanisms

High Fat, Low Carb Diet Might Epigenetically Open Up DNA and Improve Mental Ability

Could eating less carbohydrates and more fat relax DNA and boost mental function? Researchers found that a ketogenic diet – consuming high amounts of fat, adequate protein, and low carbohydrates – increases an epigenetic agent naturally produced by the body. This, in turn, may improve memory defects and bolster the growth and development of nervous tissue. In … Continue reading High Fat, Low Carb Diet Might Epigenetically Open Up DNA and Improve Mental Ability

Omega-7 Fatty Acids: Benefits of a Lesser-Known Omega Fatty Acid

Source: Omega-7 Fatty Acids: Benefits of a Lesser-Known Omega Fatty Acid by Dr. Edward Group  Fats often get a bad rap, but the truth is, your body needs healthy fats for energy production, nutrient absorption, and overall cell health. Along with carbohydrates and protein, fats provide energy, maintain brain and heart health, and even help reduce inflammation in the … Continue reading Omega-7 Fatty Acids: Benefits of a Lesser-Known Omega Fatty Acid

Natural Compounds in Grapes Could Lead Us to An Epigenetic Treatment for Depression

Recent research suggests that our diet and lifestyle can change the expression of our genes. This occurs by adjusting epigenetic marks on top of our DNA without actually making any changes to the underlying genetic sequence. For example, blueberries were found to epigenetically reduce DNA damage and drinking green tea may turn some genes on or off in women. In a … Continue reading Natural Compounds in Grapes Could Lead Us to An Epigenetic Treatment for Depression

Epigenetic Explanations For Why Cutting Sugar May Make You Feel Smarter

The beginning of a new year is often a time for setting an intention to build new habits. A foundational goal many people share is to improve their health, which typically includes positive changes in diet. Although most would think of shedding pounds or building muscle as the primary outcome of these changes, it turns … Continue reading Epigenetic Explanations For Why Cutting Sugar May Make You Feel Smarter

Curcumin May Alleviate Liver Damage Caused by Drug-induced Epigenetic Changes

For centuries, people all around the globe have known about the health benefits of herbs and spices. One spice, in particular, stands out not only for its bright yellow color but also for its potent healing powers. This wonder spice is Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, and it belongs to the ginger family. Traditionally used in … Continue reading Curcumin May Alleviate Liver Damage Caused by Drug-induced Epigenetic Changes

How to Navigate Nutrition Facts and Food Labels

Source: How to Navigate Nutrition Facts and Food Labels by Dr. Edward Group   Whether you’re looking to lose weight, curb your sugar intake, eat organic, non-GMO foods, or you’re simply health-conscious, food labels and Nutrition Facts are information resources that can help you make healthy, informed decisions about your diet. In July 2018, the U.S. Food and … Continue reading How to Navigate Nutrition Facts and Food Labels

Fatty Liver Diet: Best Foods, Supplements, & Lifestyle Changes

Source: Fatty Liver Diet: Best Foods, Supplements, & Lifestyle Changes by Dr. Edward Group  As the most common chronic liver disease in the West, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a scary-sounding diagnosis. People with this condition are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, liver failure, hepatitis, and diabetes. But the good news is that … Continue reading Fatty Liver Diet: Best Foods, Supplements, & Lifestyle Changes