Return to Keywords

Articles by Keyword for

epigenetics

This is out Library. Please click on the article title to view the details.

Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
The incidence of breast cancer has increased substantially over the past hundred years and yet there has not been sufficient time for our genes to have mutated to account for this change. This means that there are a wide range of epigenetic factors that must account for the abrupt increase. If you get breast cancer it is vital that you find a practitioner...

Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dr. Saputo discusses how diet, exercise and lifestyle affect cancer. DNA is not immutable, it can be changed so that oncogenes can be turned off or on.        

Does Spiritual Health Lead to Better Health?

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
  Despite differences in rituals and belief among the world's major religions (Buddhism, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants), spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person's faith according to researchers at the University of Missouri. Actually, anything you believe, whether in self, others, or spirit, has a powerful effect...

Does Your Attitude Affect Your Genes?

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  The July issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences posted an article by UCLA and the University of North Carolina showing that different types of happiness have surprisingly different effects on the human genome. Narcissistic happiness, like prolonged stress, causes high levels of inflammation and low antiviral and antibody...

Epigenetics of Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reviewed data about possible environmental risks for developing breast cancer. They felt that pesticides, beauty products, heousehold chemicals, and plastics might or might not be risk factors for breasts cancer. They did agree that medical x-rays were a clear risk for developing breast cancer. They recommended that...

Epigenetics with Bruce Lipton

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
Genes in cells are influenced and controlled by the environment in which it lives. This means that DNA is not immutable. Our perception of how we see the world influences our genetic makeup. We are actually the masters of our biology because what we think affects how our genes effect our biology. Even identical twins have different gene readouts that become more...

Exercise Reduces the Effect of an Obesity Gene

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Physical exercise can change the DNA in certain genes that stimulate obesity and lessen their effects by about 30%. Epigenetics has a lot to do with how the DNA in our genes manifests itself. This challenges the widely held belief that what is in our DNA is not changeable...thank goodness that this is not true. We have found the same epigenetic...

Father's Obesity Affects Sperm DNA for Two Generations

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  An article published in FASEB Journal showed that obesity in fathers changed the DNA in their sperm so as to put future generations at risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes even if they consumed a healthy diet. This change developed whether or not the obese father had signs of type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome. We've long known that...

Flawed Genes Account for less than One Percent of All Diseases

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  According to editorials in August of 2012 from Sayer Ji of GreenMedInfo, and Elizabeth Renter of NaturalSociety, it has been estimated that less than 1% of all diseases are caused by flawed genes! Because the influence of our environment on genes (epigenetics) usually determines the expression of our genes, our lifestyle becomes very important...

How I Practice Medicine with Wes Rocki, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
Bringing the wisdom of different practitioners together creates a healing environment. There is tenacity towards life in every cell without which no medical intervention could work. Mother Nature is a combination between the cooperation of billions of cells in the human body with the environment. Medical lpractitiobners can help some patients, but they can harm...

Is Getting Cancer Just Bad Luck?

submitted by: admin on 01/22/2015
Reseachers from John Hopkins Cancer created a statistical model measuring the proportion of cancer incidence caused by random mutations during stem cell division; this was published in the journal, Science in January of 2015. They concluded that 2/3 of cancers can be explained by "bad luck." What they really determined was an association rather than...

Is it DNA or Lifestyle that Regulates our Genes?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The December issue of the journal Aging Cell reported that molecular changes causing cancer are related to our genes and are driven mainly by aging, but are also dictated by what we eat, how much we weigh, and levels of vitamin D, selenium, and folic acid. This study out of Newcastle University in the UK showed that aging had the biggest effect on...

Lack of Sleep and Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
  Getting less than 6 hours a night of sleep is a risk factor in postmenopausal women with stage 1 or 2, estrogen positive, node negative breast cancer using the Oncotype DX tumor test. It measures the risk of tumor recurrence based on the expression of 21 oncogenes. Lack of sleep causes inflammation in the body that increases the risk for obesity,...

Lifestyle Modifies Your DNA

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
The field of epigenetics is exploding. We now know that DNA changes in response to environmental exposures and causes major changes in gene expressivity. It is well known that prostate cancer genes (oncogenes) are turned on and off by diet, exercise, relation, sleep, meditation and more. The work of Dean Ornish, MD on prostate cancer proved this. We now have...

Link Between Mother's Diet and Childhood Obesity

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Medical researchers have discovered that a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can affect a child's risk for obesity many years later. They show that diet can change how DNA expresses itself with regard to appetite regulation. These epigenetic changes suggest that measures to prevent childhood obesity should also target on improving the mother's nutrition...

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Lifestyle is our most powerful medicine, is safe, and within our control to use. Even our genetic code, DNA, is clearly modifyable through lifestyle practices. Our belief system also has a powerful effect on our health; examples are provided. Phamacological drugs can be lifesaving, but compared to lifestyle medicine they are usually minor players.           To...

Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Stress, and Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Many elderly people spend their last years alone as spouses pass and families scatter. Loneliness, however, takes more than a toll than just on emotions, it can have serious physical impact as well. We have known for some time that feeling lonely is linked to heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, depression and even on premature death. UCLA researchers...

Never Fear Cancer Again

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2013
Cancer is a symptom of abnormal cellular function that is caused by nutritional deficiencies and toxicities rather than simple genetics. Actually, only 1-2% of cancers a strictly genetic and the rest are caused by epigenetics (lack of nutrients and excessive exposure to toxic environmental chemicals). There is a lot we can do to prevent cancer from developing...

Prostate Cancer and Lifestyle

submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
  Lifestyle has been shown to be a powerful way to change cancer genes. Dean Ornish did studies that are discussed. Flax seed oil, vitamin D deficiency, and exposure to environmental toxins are also reviewed.                

Radical Healthcare Reform and the Future of Medicine

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
  Health care reform (HCR) is a necessity, but little true HCR is on the table for either Democrats or Republicans. Republicans want to privatize or abolish Medicare and Democrats want to increase taxes to fund skyrocketing health care costs. Neither approach represents HCR; they merely address how the present health care system might be sustained. Dean...