Dad’s Life Experiences May Epigenetically Influence His Children’s Health

Mothers have often – unfortunately and unfairly – had to carry the burden of being “to blame” for any of their child’s health-related shortcomings. When pregnant women are advised: eat more of this but not too much of that, drink this but definitely none of that… why does dad get off scot-free amid these typically well-intentioned suggestions? Previous studies … Continue reading Dad’s Life Experiences May Epigenetically Influence His Children’s Health

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Overweight Fathers May Epigenetically Increase Their Daughters’ Risk of Breast Cancer

Although we typically think the mother has a large impact on her child’s health, epigenetic research is beginning to suggest that a father’s behavior may also have a significant amount of influence. Recently, we posted a blog article on the epigenetic influence a father’s lifestyle has on his children, showing that both mothers and fathers contribute to their … Continue reading Overweight Fathers May Epigenetically Increase Their Daughters’ Risk of Breast Cancer

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

How Eating Zinc Could Affect DNA Methylation and the Immune System

Zinc is a mineral that’s vital to our health and is involved in several aspects of cellular metabolism. According to the National Institutes of Health, zinc plays a role in a wide range of important processes like healing wounds, synthesizing proteins and DNA, and the division of cells. It’s even required to be able to taste … Continue reading How Eating Zinc Could Affect DNA Methylation and the Immune System

Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Tips, Benefits, & What to Eat & Avoid

Source: Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Tips, Benefits, & What to Eat & Avoid by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  When you think of inflammation, you probably picture the rash you get from poison ivy or a bump that swells up when you hit your head. There's another silent form of inflammation that occurs within your body, … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Tips, Benefits, & What to Eat & Avoid

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

The Epigenetic Health Benefits of Blueberries

Although blueberries are tiny, they’re more powerful than you might think. Touted for their high nutrient content – including fiber, vitamin C and K, and manganese – these little blue fruits may be able to adjust chemical marks on DNA and influence our health. Blueberries are incredibly high in antioxidants and it’s thought that this “superfood” can … Continue reading The Epigenetic Health Benefits of Blueberries

Dr. Rüdiger Dahlke’s 12 Steps to Preventing Illness

Rüdiger Dahlke is a physician and psychotherapist, co-author of The Healing Power of Illness: Understanding What Your Symptoms Are Telling You and many other books on addressing illness. He believes disease presents an opportunity to become more aware and find out why we’re alive. These are the steps he recommends for addressing illness before it … Continue reading Dr. Rüdiger Dahlke’s 12 Steps to Preventing Illness

Gallbladder Cleanse: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

Source: Gallbladder Cleanse: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Located just below the liver, the gallbladder plays an important role in the digestive system. Its main role is to store and recycle bile, which breaks down the fats in the food we eat. However, the gallbladder also communicates with other … Continue reading Gallbladder Cleanse: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

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