Could the Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy Epigenetically Reduce a Child’s Disease Risk?

The Mediterranean diet has been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Taking this a step further, research is now pointing to the epigenetic benefits abiding by a Mediterranean diet could have while pregnant. The main components of this healthy eating pattern might epigenetically protect the fetus from developing diseases … Continue reading Could the Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy Epigenetically Reduce a Child’s Disease Risk?

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Dad’s Drinking Could Epigenetically Affect Son’s Sensitivity and Preference for Alcohol

According to a new study from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a father’s excessive drinking behavior could set up his son for alcohol abuse, even before conception. Results published in PLOS ONE demonstrate that mice show more sensitivity to alcohol’s effects and are less likely to drink it if their fathers were chronically exposed to the … Continue reading Dad’s Drinking Could Epigenetically Affect Son’s Sensitivity and Preference for Alcohol

Selective Survival In The Womb Based On Random Epigenetic Variation May Explain Adult Health Problems

It’s been said before that health begins in the womb. That’s because the conditions we encounter in utero impact not only our well-being in infancy but throughout our entire lives. But what happens when the nutritional environment in the womb is less than favorable? Most epigenetic studies have suggested that embryos respond to adverse environmental conditions by adjusting their gene … Continue reading Selective Survival In The Womb Based On Random Epigenetic Variation May Explain Adult Health Problems

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

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

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

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

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

Statin Disaster, Heart Disease and Magnesium

There is not enough evidence to support the practice of western medicine as it is presently practiced. The entire system of medicine in the United States is broken, not only because the toxic medicines they use kill so many people but also because the insurance programs that fund expensive medicine do not work as effective … Continue reading Statin Disaster, Heart Disease and Magnesium