How the gut microbes you’re born with affect your lifelong health|Henna-Maria Uusitupa

Your lifelong health may have been decided the day you were born, says microbiome researcher Henna-Maria Uusitupa. In this fascinating talk, she shows how the gut microbes you acquire during birth and as an infant impact your health into adulthood -- and discusses new microbiome research that could help tackle problems like obesity and diabetes. … Continue reading How the gut microbes you’re born with affect your lifelong health|Henna-Maria Uusitupa

Mitochondrial DNA Methylation Gives Clues to Insulin Response in Pre-Diabetics

What if those who are resistant to insulin but don’t have diabetes could help prevent themselves and others from developing the disease? Researchers from Virginia Tech have discovered a biomarker in those who are pre-diabetic that could prevent them and potentially others from getting type 2 diabetes. The researchers uncovered that pre-diabetics, or people who … Continue reading Mitochondrial DNA Methylation Gives Clues to Insulin Response in Pre-Diabetics

A Mother’s Behavior Could Epigenetically Impact Infant Oxytocin Levels

“Nature vs. nurture” is an argument as old as time, and understanding how “nature” is expressed and how “nurture” carries lasting effects in individuals is important in determining health outcomes later in life, especially when it comes to the bond shared between a mother and her child. As we know, when a mother breastfeeds her child, she … Continue reading A Mother’s Behavior Could Epigenetically Impact Infant Oxytocin Levels

Birth Season Could Epigenetically Determine Your Allergy Risk

It has long been acknowledged that the season during which you were born can influence you throughout your life in many ways – your height, lifespan, and maybe even your temperament. In fact, research has found a strong connection between the season of someone’s birth and their personality. A study in European College of Neuropsychopharmacology found that people … Continue reading Birth Season Could Epigenetically Determine Your Allergy Risk

How Licorice Root Benefits & Balances Candida Overgrowth

Source: How Licorice Root Benefits & Balances Candida Overgrowth by Dr. Edward Group In ancient Egypt, if you wanted something sweet to quench your thirst, you couldn’t grab a sports drink at a local convenience store. Instead, Egyptians made a liquid drink from licorice root that looked like tea. Pharaohs and prophets alike drank the tea … Continue reading How Licorice Root Benefits & Balances Candida Overgrowth

Abdominal Massage for Constipation: Benefits & Directions

Source: Abdominal Massage for Constipation: Benefits & Directions by Dr. Edward Group Abdominal massage used to be the go-to treatment for constipation. It’s a safe and natural way to ease that stopped up feeling, and the gas and bloating that often go with it. When you massage your stomach in the right way, you induce peristalsis … Continue reading Abdominal Massage for Constipation: Benefits & Directions

RNA-Methylation-Dependent RNA Processing Controls the Speed of the Circadian Clock

Circadian rhythms are the physiological changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, such as the sleep-wake cycle. They are found in most living things including animals, plants and fungi. The mammalian circadian biological clock regulates metabolism via a negative transcription-translation feedback loop of clock genes. Histone protein methylation is an epigenetic modification which has been suggested to … Continue reading RNA-Methylation-Dependent RNA Processing Controls the Speed of the Circadian Clock

Histone Modifications and Epigenetic Regulation Could Hold the Key to Reversing Aging

Epigenetics has numerous connections to the process of aging, research hinting at the association between longevity and factors such as transcriptome length and DNA methylation patterns. Clearly, understanding the molecular controls of aging proves to be an intriguing endeavor as we try to interpret the clues of how we might slow down and perhaps even reverse aging. … Continue reading Histone Modifications and Epigenetic Regulation Could Hold the Key to Reversing Aging

Anise Seed: An All-Natural Remedy For Candida & Fungus

Source: Anise Seed: An All-Natural Remedy For Candida & Fungus by Dr. Edward Group With delicate, white floral bouquets atop long branches, the anise plant lends a lovely look to any yard or wild field. Related to fennel and Queen Anne’s lace, anise (Pimpinella anisum) is originally native to the eastern Mediterranean region. While the lacy … Continue reading Anise Seed: An All-Natural Remedy For Candida & Fungus

Prostate Health: Best Supplements, Foods, & Natural Remedies

Source: Prostate Health: Best Supplements, Foods, & Natural Remedies by Dr. Edward Group You likely don't give much thought to your prostate — until it starts to cause concern. If you’re a man advancing in age, you might notice common signs of an enlarged prostate gland. These include changes to your flow of urine, waking in the … Continue reading Prostate Health: Best Supplements, Foods, & Natural Remedies