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Can Healthy Diets Really Change Gene Expression?

December 14th, 2015 · Naturopathic News, nutrition · , , , , , ,

Epigenetics is the study of genetic variations that are caused within an individual, by external or environmental factors that can switch genes on and off, as opposed to changes in DNA sequence which happen as genes are passed down to the next generation. One of the most potent ways epigenetics can change is through nutrition. 

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Plant-based Diet and Osteoarthritis (DJD)

September 12th, 2015 · Naturopathic News

A study recently published in the journal Arthritis suggests that a plant-based diet may reduce joint pain and improve functional status in osteoarthritis patients.  This six-week, prospective randomized open-label study (n=40) looked at the effects of a whole-foods, plant-based diet as compared with a control omnivorous diet on self-reported symptoms and measures of functional status […]

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Antidepressant Use and Breast Cancer Risk

September 12th, 2015 · Naturopathic News

Depression and antidepressant use have each been hypothesized to increase breast cancer risk, yet previous studies have not considered these factors together.  A new prospective study, including data from a cohort of 77,482 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study, looking at both factors together has found that use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) […]

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Diet Soda and Abdominal Obesity

September 12th, 2015 · Naturopathic News

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society people over age 65 who drink diet soda daily are much more likely to gain abdominal fat

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Watch. And laugh :)

July 29th, 2015 · Funny Bones, Naturopathic News

Laughter IS contagious https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UNSVQVFLz9E

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beyond breast self exam — let’s PREVENT breast cancer!

July 2nd, 2015 · Naturopathic News · , , ,

calling all women, young and old, even if you have already suffered breast cancer. You don’t want to get it again, right? Please peruse this website a bit and figure out how to incorporate DAILY breast massage, to simulate lymphatic drainage and avoid “stagnation” (the term for disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine): http://www.breasthealthproject.com/breast-self-exam.html

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Have you noticed that more people have allergies?

June 20th, 2015 · Naturopathic News · , , ,

So has the US Public Health Service Here is some great information to explain why, and what to do about it: Allergens & Irritants Guide http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/allergens/ Guide to Common Allergies http://www.treeremoval.com/tree-pollen-and-other-common-allergies/ Skin Allergies http://acaai.org/allergies/types/skin-allergies I would add to this section that in general I don’t find the skin scratch tests useful for ingested allergens. The […]

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