Nutritional Causes of Cancer

It is still hard for many of us to believe disease and nutrition are intimately linked. One main reason is that our food supply has become contaminated with antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, many environmental poisons and heavy metals including neuro-toxic mercury. Foods like milk today carry radioactive iodine because when Fukushima blew up it cast … Continue reading Nutritional Causes of Cancer

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Epigenetic Insights on Nutrition, Hormones and Eating Behavior

It is widely acknowledged that alterations of the intrauterine and early postnatal nutritional and hormonal environment can make individuals more susceptible to the development of diseases in later life, a phenomenon clearly explained by epigenetics. We know that what the mother eats during pregnancy can increase the risk of the baby becoming obese as an adult, among other … Continue reading Epigenetic Insights on Nutrition, Hormones and Eating Behavior

Casticin Found Naturally in Fruits May Epigenetically Fight Off Stomach Cancer

Casticin, a type of flavonoid, could adjust chemical tags on DNA to stave off gastric cancer, a recent study suggests. Found in wormwood and various fruits, including chasteberry and oil from the chaste tree, casticin is able to epigenetically impact the expression of a gene that inhibits stomach cancer. Although additional research and clinical studies are needed, … Continue reading Casticin Found Naturally in Fruits May Epigenetically Fight Off Stomach Cancer

Vitamins A and C Could Erase Epigenetic Marks on DNA

Vitamins may not only benefit your health, but also remove epigenetic memory or marks on your DNA. A new study conducted by an international group of researchers found that vitamins A and C work in different ways to erase methyl tags present on genes. These findings could help to progress new developments in regenerative medicine … Continue reading Vitamins A and C Could Erase Epigenetic Marks on DNA

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?

Leading Medical Journal Wants GMO Labeling

Source: Leading Medical Journal Wants GMO Labeling by Dr. Edward Group  The topic of GMO labeling is hot right now and both sides are passionate. Should foods in the United States require GMO labeling, following suit of many other countries throughout the world? If there's nothing to hide, then why not label foods? The argument is that GMO … Continue reading Leading Medical Journal Wants GMO Labeling

What Is Cyanocobalamin? The B-12 Form You Should Avoid

Source: What Is Cyanocobalamin? The B-12 Form You Should Avoid by Dr. Edward Group Vitamin B-12 is an essential vitamin that’s necessary for good health. Your body cannot naturally produce it. However, vitamin B-12 is commonly available in various foods and supplements. If you’ve been searching for a B-12 supplement, you might have seen many scientific-sounding ingredients that … Continue reading What Is Cyanocobalamin? The B-12 Form You Should Avoid

Burdock Root Benefits: How Can You Use This Powerful Plant?

Source: Burdock Root Benefits: How Can You Use This Powerful Plant? by Dr. Edward Group Today, more and more people are discovering the health benefits of burdock root, particularly for skin, digestion, and detoxification. What's more, you can enjoy this little-known gem as a tasty root vegetable! Burdock has some interesting Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy facts surrounding … Continue reading Burdock Root Benefits: How Can You Use This Powerful Plant?

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

Pterostilbene Benefits: How Can It Improve Your Health?

Source: Pterostilbene Benefits: How Can It Improve Your Health? by Dr. Edward Group   We've all heard about the much-touted health benefits of blueberries, grapes, and other berries, but you may not have heard of the unique compound they contain — pterostilbene. What are the benefits of pterostilbene for your health? As an emerging antioxidant that's getting a … Continue reading Pterostilbene Benefits: How Can It Improve Your Health?