What is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics means above the gene. It is a study of changes in genetic activity that does not encompass changes to the genetic code Conrad Waddington (1905-1975) is often credited with coining the term Epigenetics in 1942 as “the branch of biology which studies the causal interactions between genes and their products, which bring the phenotype into being” (Source). When I first heard this term it screamed to me MERCY. Because “nutrients can reverse or change epigenetic phenomena. In recent years, epigenetics has […]

Healthy Fats & Why They’re Good for Your

Genesis 45:18 and take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land. Fat has been unnecessarily misaligned since the early 1980’s. Since the start of our “Low Fat Diet” craze our health has suffered, disease has increased and our weight has ballooned. Back in the early part of the last century (1900’s), the following was frequently recommended for […]

Death by Sugar

Weston A. Price, DDS, spent his life examining the dental structures of people groups around the world. He documented the effects of poor nutrition on the narrowing structure of the face and the strength of teeth. He also witnessed the generational degradation of health due to poor food choices. On one of his trips down the Panama Canal he observed that workers on the sugar cane plantations would cut sugar cane all day while chewing on a piece of sugar […]

Is the Sun Really Dangerous?

Well, yes and no. Yes if you are fair skinned and have had repeated burning by the sun over the years you will be at higher risk for benign skin cancer. No as the sun is very beneficial. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps us to feel calm and happy, is boosted by exposure to sunlight. Getting sun can have a similar positive effect as an antidepressant. When you are in the sun during the day you will actually sleep better […]

Women with Higher Carotenoid Levels have Reduced the Risk of Breast Cancer

According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Women with higher carotenoid levels have reduced the risk of breast cancer. This study was published on December 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Carotenoids, which are micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables, have been found to have anti-carcinogenic properties. Previous experimental studies have shown that carotenoids inhibit the tumor progression and reduce proliferation of estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptive negative breast cancers.