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

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

Fatty Liver Diet: Best Foods, Supplements, & Lifestyle Changes

Source: Fatty Liver Diet: Best Foods, Supplements, & Lifestyle Changes by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  As the most common chronic liver disease in the West, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a scary-sounding diagnosis. People with this condition are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, liver failure, hepatitis, and diabetes. But … Continue reading Fatty Liver Diet: Best Foods, Supplements, & Lifestyle Changes

Love Is What We Need

According to a study in the recent issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, people who “fall in love at first sight” do so in a fifth of a second. Sandeep Ravindran’s essay “Euphoria of romance can blunt intense pain, researchers find”starts with, “‘One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is … Continue reading Love Is What We Need

Nutrition May Have an Epigenetic Impact on Early Puberty in Girls

Maintaining proper nutrition is a very important factor in living a long, healthy life. Foods that have little nutritional benefits have become easier to get our hands on, so the emphasis on proper nutritional health has become a fleeting priority for some people and their families. As a result, most individuals have inadvertently accepted the  western … Continue reading Nutrition May Have an Epigenetic Impact on Early Puberty in Girls

6 Powerful Ways to Improve Brain Health

What does it mean to have a healthy brain? It means having a brain that is readily capable of performing all of it’s vital functions. This includes basic functions, like regulating the involuntary functions of the autonomic nervous system, and higher-level functions, such as facilitating cognition and decision-making, and coordinating fine and gross motor skills. … Continue reading 6 Powerful Ways to Improve Brain Health

5 Keys to Eating for Better Brain Health

Although many people may see the value in the grain- and gluten-free diet proposed by Grain Brain, getting them to take the final step, to actually make a nutritional change in their life, can often prove difficult. That’s understandable, because the first few days and weeks of making any lifestyle change are challenging. In this case, … Continue reading 5 Keys to Eating for Better Brain Health

3 Epigenetic Reasons to Meditate Your Stress away

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, people are living with stress at levels higher than what is considered healthy. Unsurprisingly, the APA found the top four sources of stress to be money, work, family responsibilities, and health concerns. Are you nervous about that project that’s due this week? Worried about … Continue reading 3 Epigenetic Reasons to Meditate Your Stress away

Epigenetics, Nutrition, and Our Health: How What We Eat Could Affect Tags on Our DNA

Many of us are familiar with the foods that damage our bodies – they slow our metabolism, might add a few pounds, and stiffen our arteries. But what if certain food items could help or harm us in a place we may never have considered – like our DNA? A developing field called nutriepigenomics examines … Continue reading Epigenetics, Nutrition, and Our Health: How What We Eat Could Affect Tags on Our DNA