Could Common Chemicals Tip the Epigenetic Balance and Program Someone for Obesity?

We’ve all heard of the risks of the BPA, or Bisphenol A, a chemical used to make durable plastics. BPA can be found in baby bottles, toys, water bottles, and the lining of food cans, but it has also leached into the water and air, travelling around the world. Research has shown this endocrine disruptor can … Continue reading Could Common Chemicals Tip the Epigenetic Balance and Program Someone for Obesity?

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Wait, My Urine Color Means WHAT? 7 Colors Explained

Source: Wait, My Urine Color Means WHAT? 7 Colors Explained by Dr. Edward Group "Peeing in a cup" is often one of the first tests your healthcare provider gives you, and it has long been a helpful diagnostic tool.[1] Sometimes just looking in the toilet can tell you a lot! People use the Bristol poop scale to diagnose issues with … Continue reading Wait, My Urine Color Means WHAT? 7 Colors Explained

Paternal Environmental and Lifestyle Factors Influence Epigenetic Inheritance

There is strong evidence that suggests certain environmental or lifestyle factors may lead to increased risk of developing chronic diseases. These factors such as diet, behavior, stress, exposure to pollutants, and physical activity have been known to cause epigenetic changes which may be passed down from one generation to the next. It is believed that a father’s exposure to … Continue reading Paternal Environmental and Lifestyle Factors Influence Epigenetic Inheritance

Why Sodium Bicarbonate is an Effective Treatment for Disease and Cardiac Arrest

Sodium and potassium bicarbonates are nontoxic primary alkalizing agents for the prevention and treatment of cancer, liver disease, Type I & Type II diabetes, Lupus, heart disease, pharmacological toxicosis, vascular surgery operation, tonsillar herniation due to cerebral edema, lactic acid toxicosis, and hyponatremia or low salt or loss of salts due to excessive or over-exercise. … Continue reading Why Sodium Bicarbonate is an Effective Treatment for Disease and Cardiac Arrest

Get a Brighter Smile With DIY Natural Teeth Whitening

Source: Get a Brighter Smile With DIY Natural Teeth Whitening by Dr. Edward Group Have you ever done the tissue test, where you hold up a piece of pristine white tissue paper next to your teeth to see the color difference? If you're like most people, the results are disheartening: stained, dull, yellow teeth — a far … Continue reading Get a Brighter Smile With DIY Natural Teeth Whitening

Inheritance and Transmission of Epigenetic Memory Across Generations

New research has been suggesting that parents can transmit changes to their gene expression to their children. The heritable changes occur as a result of environmental stresses and are known as epigenetic modifications. A previous article covered the epigenetic transfer of nutrition “memory” across several generations. Now, a recent study by researchers from the University of California in Santa … Continue reading Inheritance and Transmission of Epigenetic Memory Across Generations

Parents Who Exercise Could Epigenetically Pass on Heightened Learning Ability to Their Children

Exercising your body and your brain are two ways to improve your own health. It’s well known that physical and mental activity can boost learning ability and reduce risk for diseases such as Alzheimer’s. But, could doing so also directly benefit your future children? New research in Cell Reports indicates that a child’s capacity for learning could … Continue reading Parents Who Exercise Could Epigenetically Pass on Heightened Learning Ability to Their Children

A Father’s Stress Felt for Generations

New scientific research suggests that the negative effects of trauma can be inherited. Fathers may actually transfer the consequences of their early experiences to their children via an epigenetic process. Researchers report that mice that experienced stress early on passed down the negative consequences – depression, underestimation of risk, and upset of metabolism – to … Continue reading A Father’s Stress Felt for Generations

High Estrogen Levels Might Epigenetically Protect Women From a Traumatic Event

Whether a woman’s estrogen level is high or low could determine if she may be susceptible to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to recent research. Estrogen has been found to epigenetically change gene activity in the brain and could even protect a woman from emotional numbness, flashbacks, and difficulty sleeping – all symptoms of PTSD … Continue reading High Estrogen Levels Might Epigenetically Protect Women From a Traumatic Event

Fathers Affected by Early Life Trauma May Impact Later Generations Through Sperm MicroRNAs

When it comes to reproductive health, it’s no secret that a pregnant mother’s choices and environment can severely impact her child’s epigenetics and health—especially mothers suffering from PTSD. But it turns out fathers who have suffered significant stress early on in their life may also epigenetically impact the physical and mental health of their offspring. It was previously … Continue reading Fathers Affected by Early Life Trauma May Impact Later Generations Through Sperm MicroRNAs