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
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?
Source: 11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit by Dr. Edward Group A cup of joe is a key part of many people's morning routine. Coffee isn't just aromatic and delicious — it promotes alertness and focus, suppresses appetite, and even aids with digestion. Coffee acts as a stimulant, which means that it can increase your blood … Continue reading 11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit
Time Magazine reported that this week marks one year since world leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 2016 and unanimously committed to tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The risks of not doing so were clear: a recent report estimated that if AMR continued to spread at its current rate, there … Continue reading Taking on Superbugs, Syphilis and Gonorrhoeae with Iodine
Source: Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Tips, Benefits, & What to Eat & Avoid by Dr. Edward Group 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, and it does not usually … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Tips, Benefits, & What to Eat & Avoid
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
Source: Omega-7 Fatty Acids: Benefits of a Lesser-Known Omega Fatty Acid by Dr. Edward Group Fats often get a bad rap, but the truth is, your body needs healthy fats for energy production, nutrient absorption, and overall cell health. Along with carbohydrates and protein, fats provide energy, maintain brain and heart health, and even help reduce inflammation in the … Continue reading Omega-7 Fatty Acids: Benefits of a Lesser-Known Omega Fatty Acid
Recent research suggests that our diet and lifestyle can change the expression of our genes. This occurs by adjusting epigenetic marks on top of our DNA without actually making any changes to the underlying genetic sequence. For example, blueberries were found to epigenetically reduce DNA damage and drinking green tea may turn some genes on or off in women. In a … Continue reading Natural Compounds in Grapes Could Lead Us to An Epigenetic Treatment for Depression
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
A mixture of herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine may be able to reduce inflammation by adding and removing epigenetic marks on DNA, suggests a study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This alternative medicinal mixture, termed “Wutou decoction”, consists of six different herbs that have been widely used in the traditional Chinese medicine community … Continue reading Could Exotic Herbs Carry Epigenetic Health Benefits?