Prenatal Maternal Stress Triggers Distinct DNA Methylation Signatures in Ice Storm Babies

The Quebec Ice Storm of 1998 was a devastating time that plunged more than 3 million Quebecers into frigid darkness without electricity for as long as 45 days. Now, more than 15 years later, researchers from McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University are finding out that the length of time a pregnant woman … Continue reading Prenatal Maternal Stress Triggers Distinct DNA Methylation Signatures in Ice Storm Babies

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Magnesium – the Ultimate Heart Medicine

Magnesium is absolutely essential for the proper functioning of the heart. Magnesium’s role in preventing heart disease and strokes is generally well accepted, yet cardiologists have not gotten up to speed with its use. Magnesium was first shown to be of value in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in 1935. Since then there have been … Continue reading Magnesium – the Ultimate Heart Medicine

Epigenetic Transfer of Nutrition ‘Memory’ Ends Before Great-Grandchildren

A child is at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and obesity if his or her mother was undernourished during pregnancy. This risk is caused in part by epigenetic changes thought to persist through generations, but it’s uncertain at which generation these changes stop affecting offspring. Researchers at University of Cambridge give us … Continue reading Epigenetic Transfer of Nutrition ‘Memory’ Ends Before Great-Grandchildren

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

PQQ Benefits: 9 Reasons It’s a Key Nutrient for Healthy Aging & Energy

Source: PQQ Benefits: 9 Reasons It’s a Key Nutrient for Healthy Aging & Energy by Dr. Edward Group Tiny organs inside your cells — mitochondria — work hard every day, turning the food you consume into energy. But with age, the number of mitochondria naturally declines.[1] A molecule found in your body called pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ for … Continue reading PQQ Benefits: 9 Reasons It’s a Key Nutrient for Healthy Aging & Energy

Want to Age Gracefully? Here’s the 4-1-1

Source: Want to Age Gracefully? Here’s the 4-1-1 by Global Healing Center Team Everyone talks about aging gracefully but let's get serious. When your ears suddenly sprout hair, you leak a little every time you laugh, and you habitually adjust your television's volume control to a very, very loud setting, “grace" is not the first word that … Continue reading Want to Age Gracefully? Here’s the 4-1-1

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

Run From Your Statin Recommending Cardiologist

There are new guidelines coming out of the world of cardiology from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology proving once and for all that cardiologists are idiots or worse. They simply, en mass, have abandoned their right to call themselves doctors. I really do not know what to call them but it would be … Continue reading Run From Your Statin Recommending Cardiologist

Does the Dose Make the Poison or Not?

Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, immortalized as “Paracelsus” and sometimes called “the father of toxicology,” was born in 1493. Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor, pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine. His name appears as a significant figure among voluminous numbers of works on homeopathy, natural medicine, alternative medicine, and botanical studies. Many … Continue reading Does the Dose Make the Poison or Not?

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