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 […]

DHA Requirements During Pregnancy

As I have stated before children are our greatest given gift! With childhood cancer now the number one killer of children, protecting them should be our highest priority! The DHA need of a an unborn child is very high and if it is not readily available in the mother through daily intake, the baby will deplete her stores leaving her deficient and prone to preeclampsia, preterm labor, stress intolerance, poor mood, and increased risk for postpartum depression. What about the […]