High Sugar Diet May Epigenetically Affect Sperm Quality

Obesity continues to be a rising problem in the US. It can result in a number of negative health effects that can shorten life expectancy like diabetes, hypertension, and can even alter the functionality of sperm in men. With fertility levels in recent decline for both women and men it’s important to understand all factors that contribute to healthy reproduction. … Continue reading High Sugar Diet May Epigenetically Affect Sperm Quality

Exercise May Offset Drinking’s Harmful Epigenetic Effect on the Brain

Drinking alcohol on a regular basis, even in moderation, can cause damage to the brain. Physical activity, however, has been reported to protect cognitive function. So, could exercise counteract drinking’s harmful effects on the brain? In a recent study conducted at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY, a group of researchers decided to … Continue reading Exercise May Offset Drinking’s Harmful Epigenetic Effect on the Brain

Muscles ‘Remember’ Previous Exercise in the Form of Epigenetic Tags on DNA

Our muscles may actually possess a molecular memory in the form of epigenetic marks on our DNA. According to a study published in Scientific Reports, these chemical tags tell a tale of when skeletal muscles grew after exercise and could possibly help them grow bigger later on. Although you might think that month-long resistance training class that you’ve been meaning to sign … Continue reading Muscles ‘Remember’ Previous Exercise in the Form of Epigenetic Tags on DNA

Epigenetics May Explain Why Stress From Exercise is Good for the Heart

  In the exercise community, it is often preached that working out is a form of medicine and can be crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Routine exercise helps to retain healthy body weight and has been shown to lower the risk of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. It’s even been … Continue reading Epigenetics May Explain Why Stress From Exercise is Good for the Heart

Discovering the anti-obesity potential of quercetin

Studies have come out in support of how quercetin, a bioactive flavonoid, can protect the body against certain obesity-related health issues in several ways. With around two out of three adults and one out six children and adolescents in America being considered obese, it may be time to look further into other compounds and nutrients that have … Continue reading Discovering the anti-obesity potential of quercetin

6 Natural ways to burn fat if you can’t exercise regularly

The lack of exercise can contribute to a wide array of health problems, including obesity and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, around 39 percent of the American adult population is obese. For people who have sedentary lifestyles, but can’t allot time for exercise, there are natural ways to burn fat that are less strenuous compared to … Continue reading 6 Natural ways to burn fat if you can’t exercise regularly

Brain Exercises: 12 Simple Ways to Stimulate Your Mind & Memory

Source: Brain Exercises: 12 Simple Ways to Stimulate Your Mind & Memory by Dr. Edward Group Did you know your brain can atrophy or shrink if you don’t train it regularly? When the brain atrophies, your ability to remember, think clearly, and make decisions shrinks, as well. The good news? You can strengthen your mental acuity … Continue reading Brain Exercises: 12 Simple Ways to Stimulate Your Mind & Memory

Natural Appetite Suppressants: The Best Ways to Eat Less & Lose Weight

Source: Natural Appetite Suppressants: The Best Ways to Eat Less & Lose Weight by Dr. Edward Group If you're looking to lose a few pounds or need a little metabolic boost, you may have considered using appetite suppressants. Appetite suppressants are substances that reduce your food cravings. But do they work? Many over-the-counter stimulants claim to … Continue reading Natural Appetite Suppressants: The Best Ways to Eat Less & Lose Weight

Open Mind, Open Genes: Exercising Your Epigenetic Power with Yoga

Can yogic poses like downward facing dog improve your health by adjusting tiny chemical tags on your DNA? A calmer, relaxed mind after an intense yoga session seems to go hand-in-hand with bolstered health and a reduced chance of disease. Epigenetics, or the study of biological changes that occur due to different chemical marks that alter … Continue reading Open Mind, Open Genes: Exercising Your Epigenetic Power with Yoga

Can Tai Chi Boost Your Health Through Epigenetics?

Cloud hands, single whip, white crane spreads wings – you’ve probably never heard of these terms unless you practice tai chi, an ancient Chinese tradition that focuses on “meditation in motion.” Tai chi in modern form reduces stress and anxiety as well as improves balance and strength all through special movements often named after animals, … Continue reading Can Tai Chi Boost Your Health Through Epigenetics?