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Control Your Genetic Destiny with Epigenetics

Blame it on our genes — the blueprint for life that we inherit without having any say in the matter. We have been led to believe that you can’t change your genes, and thus we are destined to inherit certain traits. It turns out this is not entirely true. We can’t change the blueprint, butView Article
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Bon Appétit with Healthy Fats

“Hydrogenated” oils are stuffed full of hydrogen atoms and bad for your health. “Trans” fats are the result of heat and artificial hydrogenation, have an un-natural structure, and become incorporated into cell membranes and nerve tissue causing harm. Omega-6 oils lead to inflammation and Americans are getting too much omega-6 with not enough beneficial omega-3View Article
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The Language of Fats

Good fats, bad fats, trans fats, omega-3, omega-6, hydrogenated, unsaturated… it gets confusing trying to sort out which fats we are supposed to eat and which ones to avoid. With a little explanation and a little chemistry you will understand the language of fats – and more importantly know how and why to include theView Article
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NAD, Spark of Life or Playing with Fire?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, better known as NAD, is truly the “spark of life” involved in everything from cellular energy and metabolism to DNA repair and aging.  This mighty coenzyme is found in all cells and helps other enzymes catalyze over 500 different reactions, some of which literally produce power.  With aging NAD plummets and replacingView Article
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Adventure Medical Kits

What if your routine cross-country ski jaunt turned emergent and you were stranded – would you be able to spend a night out in the mountains?  Or how about an incapacitating sprained ankle or illness during the backpacking trip – how would you deal with that?  Having the right medical gear is simple and mightView Article
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Controversy in Prostate Cancer Screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force ignited a firestorm of controversy within the medical community by announcing that the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test should no longer be recommended as a routine screening tool for detection of prostate cancer.  However, many patient advocacy groups and physicians disagree with the proposed guideline change. Citing 5View Article
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The Hidden Epidemic of Celiac Disease

What disease can destroy the lining of the gut without you even knowing?  What disease is present in about 1 in 133 people, yet only diagnosed in about 3% of those who have it?  Celiac disease… What is Celiac Disease? Wheat and other grains are made up mostly of starch.  About 10-15% of wheat isView Article
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Noninsulin Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

 
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DOT BP Guidelines

What is the effect on driver certification based on FMCSA hypertension stages? A driver with a diagnosis of hypertension on treatment should have at least an annual certification. A driver with a Blood pressure (BP) 140/90 may be certified for 2 years. First time BP elevated: Stage 1 – BP 140-159/90-99 Certification Period 1 yearView Article
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Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) Comparisons

 
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