You Are What Your Parents Ate!

You Are What Your Parents Ate! (Source) You are what your parents ate! Scientists have shown that diet-induced obesity and diabetes can be epigenetically inherited by the offspring via both the oocytes and the sperm. For its studies, the team of the Institute of...

DIY Natural Weed Killer

Health-e-Tip: DIY Natural Weed Killer (Source) With the increasing controversy surrounding the health effects of glyphosate, why not skip the Roundup and try this 100% DIY natural weed killer? Glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most...

The Best Health Insurance

The Best Health Insurance Health-e-Solutions comment: Mark Sisson is a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness his life’s work. In this article he adeptly explains the importance of taking responsibility for your health rather than trusting it...

The Type 1 Diabetes Stages

The Type 1 Diabetes Stages (Source) A common question at diagnosis is, “Could this have been coming on for a while?” The usual answer is, “No, Type 1 diabetes comes on very suddenly, in a matter of weeks, as the body’s beta cells suddenly die out under attack from the...

GMO Plague On our Hands

GMO Plague On Our Hands (Source) We have a GMO plague on our hands. The amount of land currently being used to cultivate genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is the highest it has ever been throughout the world, according to a new report. Data compiled by the...

New Insights into Genetic Expression

New Insights into Genetic Expression (Source) Researchers at UC Davis and the University of British Columbia have shed new light on methylation, a critical process that helps control how genes are expressed. Working with placentas, the team discovered that 37 percent...

Christmas Shift

Christmas Shift As we all know, the holidays – particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas – are a notorious time for over-indulgence. Great meals, holiday parties, and an overabundance of sugary treats are readily available during this time of year. These can...

UNFRIENDLY Gut Flora from GMO food

UNFRIENDLY Gut Flora from GMO food (Source) Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to the overgrowth of extremely...

The Hunt for Type 2 Diabetes Heredity

The Hunt for Type 2 Diabetes Heredity (Source) Type 2 diabetes heredity has a strong predisposition, and the genes we are born with cannot be changed. However, new research from Lund University in Sweden shows that we can modify the function of the genes through the...

DIY Wash for Fruits and Vegetables

Health-e-Tip: DIY Wash for Fruits and Vegetables Commercial washes for fruits and vegetables fail to work better than tap water, but there is a cheap do-it-yourself (DIY) wash for fruits and vegetables that may completely eliminate certain pesticide residues.  You can...

Healthy Lifestyle Habits as Important as Genes?

Healthy Lifestyle Habits: As Important as Your Genes? Health-e-Solutions comment: Dr. Julie T. Chen is board-certified in internal medicine and fellowship-trained and board-certified in integrative medicine. She incorporates various healing modalities into her...

Endocrine Disruptors Are in Your Food Too

(Source) ‘BPA-Free’ Not Enough: Endocrine Disruptors Are in Your Food Too Hormone-disrupting chemicals are so widely dispersed throughout the environment that even avoiding all plastics and other food containers made with BPA and similar chemicals may not...

Gut Bacteria to Block Type 1 Diabetes Progression

Using Gut Bacteria to Block Type 1 Diabetes Progression (Source) “Our findings suggest potential strategies for using normal gut bacteria to block progression of insulin-dependent diabetes in kids who have high genetic risk,” says principal investigator...

Reduced Early Pathogen Exposure Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Rise

Reduced Early Pathogen Exposure Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Rise (Source) The as yet unexplained global rise in type 1 diabetes may be linked to reduced early pathogen exposure. The findings, collating data from three major international studies and presented at the...

Type 1 Diabetes and Thyroid Disease Risk

Type 1 Diabetes and Thyroid Disease Risk (Source) Link between ‘sister diseases’ is rooted in immune system problem, expert says. People who have type 1 diabetes are more likely than others to develop an autoimmune thyroid condition. Though estimates vary,...

Give Yourself a Natural Energy Boost

Give Yourself a Natural Energy Boost Energy can be a tricky thing – some days you have it, some days you don’t. Countless factors can affect your energy levels throughout the day, week to week and even longer term. Fortunately, in the absence of an underlying...

Hand Washing Dishes Trumps Dishwasher

Hand Washing Dishes Trumps Dishwasher (Source) In spite of what you might have been told by your parents about cleanliness being a supreme virtue, science lately has been revealing reasons to dial down the fastidious. It turns out that if you have kids, too much...

Leafy Greens Influence Gene Expression

Leafy Greens Influence Gene Expression (Source) Leafy greens and crucifers help express digestive genes that boost our innate immune response … Our innate immune system is truly amazing in its complexity and ability to continually adapt to an ever changing environment...

8 Reasons to Spend Time Outside

(Source) Novelist Jane Austen said, “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” And who could argue with her? I know I can’t. Appreciating the magnificence of trees, inhaling salty ocean air, or...

Health-e-Tip: 6 Things Successful Diets Have in Common

(Source) Many diets have stood the test of time. They became popular a long time ago, but people are still doing them and still getting results. This includes, but is not limited to: The Mediterranean diet. The low-carb diet. The paleo diet. A whole-foods, plant-based...

8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us from Ourselves

(Source) Could bacteria and related microbes, widely believed to be a primary cause of disease, explain how we are capable of surviving through the self-created chemical nightmare of industrialized society? Environmental chemical exposures number in the tens of...

What Affects Exercise Blood Glucose Response?

(Source) The best way to deal with the many factors that can affect you is to learn your unique responses by checking your blood glucose levels before, (occasionally) during, and after exercise. While almost anyone with diabetes can exercise safely with a little more...

Is Rocket Fuel Making Organic Farming Impossible?

(Source) Perchlorate is an environmental pollutant primarily associated with releases by defense contractors, military operations and aerospace programs, as it is a key ingredient in rocket fuel. It is now found in virtually all humans tested, and it is continually...