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Age-Related Diseases: Genetics Load the Gun, Lifestyle Pulls the Trigger

In its simplest terms, aging can be explained by the concept of the wear-and-tear of life exceeding the repair. This is often how I start the conversation with patients as we journey into the concepts of biological age vs chronological age. In our youth, we are often all too eager to hit those societally imposed thresholds of prefrontal cortex development that dictate when we…

Epigenetics: Growing Up in a Toxic World – Part 2

Last month, in Part I of this article, I reviewed the different types of epigenetic modifications and how they can adversely affect children’s health. In the current article, I discuss these modifications in more detail, including how they can be effectively prevented or reversed. A variety of factors can lead to such epigenetic modifications, starting in the prenatal period and extending beyond and…

COVID-19 Pandemic Got You Stuck at Home?

4 Simple Fertility Boosting Ideas You Can Do Without Leaving Your House By Chris D. Meletis, N.D. This article was sponsored by Fairhaven Health. While I have a partnership with Fairhaven Health and I recommend their products, the information and opinions presented in this article are 100% my own. Even if you are lucky enough…

New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's disease

New mechanism detected in Alzheimer’s disease Researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease. In the brain tissue of Alzheimer’s patients, the RNAs that encode synaptic proteins are degraded more rapidly than in healthy brain cells, the researchers found. Their findings indicate that inadequate…