Do you suffer from restless legs syndrome? Researchers have puzzled over the cause of this curious condition for decades with little explanation for why some people simply can’t keep still at night. Continue reading →
Are you one of the millions of Americans who notices a throbbing pain in their toe, knee, or elbow after they eat a big steak dinner or have a tall glass of beer? If you are, then it could be related to this nasty culprit: gout.
Gout affects six million Americans and, as baby boomers age, the number is expected to rise. Continue reading →
Bruce Lipton believes 98 percent of all illness is environmental, while a mere two percent of disease can be traced to genetic disposition. Working as a stem cell researcher at Stanford University, Lipton uncovered a startling truth: Our genetic composition has very little influence on health whereas the impact of chemistry within the body is far-reaching. Continue reading →
Since colitis is a common and frustrating disease, it’s no surprise that Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed techniques to handle it. The cause of this inflammatory bowel disease is not fully known, but there are established Chinese healing secrets to help you deal with it.
Have you ever wondered – and maybe even said out loud – why so many people seem downright dumb? According to a hypothesis just published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Genetics, maybe humans are becoming less intelligent. Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered why some people who eat a balanced and wholesome diet … exercise regularly … and live a healthy lifestyle … sometimes age rapidly and prematurely — while others who drink … smoke … eat junk food and live unhealthy lifestyles sometimes look youthful and live longer without a lot Continue reading →
In a look at how major stressors during childhood can change a person’s biological risk for psychiatric disorders, researchers at Butler Hospital have discovered a genetic alteration at the root of the association. The research, published online in PLoS ONE on January 25, 2012, suggests that childhood adversity may lead to epigenetic changes in the human glucocorticoid receptor gene, an important regulator of the biological stress response that may increase risk for psychiatric disorders. Continue reading →
Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Continue reading →
Many people are deeply concerned about the condition of their hair, and will do almost anything to prevent further hair loss or to re-grow hair. There are a variety of pharmaceutical products that claim to promote hair growth and prevent thinning hair; however, they can cause dangerous side effects and often don’t work. Herbal treatments have been used for centuries to treat the scalp and hair, and many are effective in the prevention of baldness and even in restoring hair pigment to its original color. Continue reading →
A newly available DNA-based prenatal blood test that can identify a pregnancy with Down syndrome can also identify two additional chromosome abnormalities: trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).The test for all three defects can be offered as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy to women who have been identified as being at high risk for these abnormalities. Continue reading →
eyesightA new gene therapy method developed by University of Florida researchers, William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D. and Alfred S. Lewin, Ph.D., has the potential to reverse a common form of blindness that strikes young children. Continue reading →
Illnesses caused by mold exposure are a growing problem that few people are aware of, including most primary care physicians, and can develop into serious chronic illness and a syndrome called Mixed Mold Toxicosis. Continue reading →
Genes are known to put individuals at a higher risk of a number of conditions, like cancer and obesity. One gene in particular, known as 9p21, is thought to increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease. Continue reading →