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A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Berries get their red, purple or blue color from natural pigments known as anthocyanins. A recent Finnish-American study showed that anthocyanins in berries could activate the SIRT6 enzyme function which may reduce the expression of cancer genes and cancer cell growth. The regulation of this enzyme could open up new avenues for cancer treatment. While … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

I grew up in a family where my Dad would not eat birthday cake after someone blew out the candles. Well researchers at Clemson University have proven Dad right. Blowing out candles on a birthday cake resulted in 1400% more bacteria on the icing as compared to a cake that was not blown on. Oral … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

In an effort to prevent costly and life-threatening chronic diseases public health messages change as we learn more about certain conditions. To lower the risk for heart disease and stroke the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists recently announced revised blood pressure categories. The purpose of these changes is to diagnose individuals … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

According to an analysis presented at the American Heart Association’s 2017 Scientific Sessions, eating a diet lacking in healthy foods or high in unhealthy foods was linked to more than 400,000 deaths from heart disease in 2015. The authors of this analysis believe that half the heart disease deaths in the US could be prevented … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Vomiting and diarrhea – caused by a virus, bacteria, foodborne microbes, or an infection, are both common, uncomfortable and usually last only a few hours or days. Diarrhea – beside the usual causes, diarrhea can also be caused by stress, drugs, or if prolonged it may be a sign of a more serious condition. High … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Research done at the University of Illinois at Chicago attempted to find out if people who eat a gluten-free diet may be exposed to higher levels of arsenic and mercury. In 2015, 25% of Americans reported eating gluten-free foods. In many of these foods, rice flour is substituted for gluten-containing wheat flour. Evidence suggests that … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

One-third of all marijuana consumption is either eaten in food or ingested as a drink and the use of marijuana edibles has increased with the expansion of legalized recreational and medical use. The effect of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana has been associated with an increase in traffic accidents and deaths, but … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Evidence is showing that beginning in 2011, our past inroads in preventing heart disease have slowed down. Experts speculate this is due to our increasing obesity epidemic (71% of US adults are overweight) and the alarming increase in cases of type 2 diabetes (21 million US adults have diabetes). Here are 12 things you can … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

The National Center for Health Statistics reported that the US life expectancy has dipped slightly for the first time in 16 years. Life expectancy at birth for men was 78.9 years and went down to 78.8. For women it went from 81.3 years to 81.2. This change may not seem like much but if the … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Doctors, nurses, physical therapists and dietitians routinely hand out healthy medical advice that is often not followed by their patients. Noncompliance with medical instructions can be life threatening and could prevent a person from living a healthy, productive life. David Asch, MD believes we should be tapping into cost-free, social interactions with friends and relatives who … Read More