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Your Grandparents' Experiences Can Affect Your Genes
June 23, 2017 | DNA | A.McCarthy
Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. For example, studies of a small community in northern Sweden where detailed historical records were kept found correlations between food availability for one generation and the mortality rate for that generation's grandchildren.


How To Curb All Inflammation In Your Body
June 22, 2017 | HumanBody | C.Williams
Coping with modern life can sometimes feel like a remorseless treadmill. Many of us end up exhausted, with a vague feeling that all this pressure can't be doing us any good. But we do it anyway, driven by the notion that stress is for wimps. And there's always a glass of wine and a takeaway to look forward to at the end of the week. Big mistake. Far from being for wimps, physical and psychological stress are major triggers of a modern scourge that has been linked with every malady from heart disease, depression and chronic pain to neurodegenerative diseases.


One Simple Step To Influence Your DNA
June 21, 2017 | Consciousness | 
One of the things I do most when I discuss metaphysics is explore concepts related to light and darkness and their integration. It's one of my passions. I love duality at its core. We're made of it so we should know it quite well. But I find those who wish to enter the heart center to a greater extent struggle with this integration and thus find tremendous difficulty transitioning aspects of ego.


Blood Test Determines Which Diet Works Best
June 15, 2017 | Nutrition | J.Battaglia
Researchers presented new data demonstrating that blood sugar (glucose) and/or fasting insulin should be used to select the right diet, particularly for people with prediabetes and diabetes.


Mothers Will Risk Their Life For Their Children Because Of This One Hormone
June 14, 2017 | Hormones | M.Chan
From birds to mammals, from fish to reptiles, the immediate reaction to an impending threat to the animal itself is usually to flee or to stop moving in an attempt to go unnoticed. However, when parents feel threatened in the presence of their young, their reaction is completely different: they seek to protect them. What happens in the brains of the parents for them to to be willing to sacrifice their own life in the interest of their offspring's safety?


The Sun's Benefits Go Way Beyond Vitamin D
June 12, 2017 | Sunlight | J.Naish
The sun has got his hat on, our moods feel lighter and we are gripped by a desire to soak up some solar rays. But no, we keep being told: the threat of skin cancer makes this potentially lethal.


70 Percent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Inaccurate
June 8, 2017 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
Seventy per cent of readings from home blood pressure monitors are unacceptably inaccurate, which could cause serious implications for people who rely on them to make informed health decisions, new UAlberta research reveals.


The Difference Between An Empath, a Sympath and One Who Practices Compassion
June 7, 2017 | ManagingPain | 
There is a difference in the way certain people modulate frequencies and there are so many variations that itís difficult to put labels on any of them. Empaths are truly in an in-between and special stage of development. But how do they differ from sympaths and those who practice compassion?


Why Playing An Instrument Protects Your Brain
June 6, 2017 | MentalHealth | K.Foster
A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines. This finding could lead to the development of brain rehabilitation interventions through musical training.


Pediatricians Say Scrap The Fruit Juice
May 29, 2017 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Fruit juice has been marketed (and in some cases, recommended by physicians) as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and calcium. Kids like the way it tastes -- in fact, children and adolescents continue to be the highest consumers of fruit juice and juice drinks, but nutritional benefits are very questionable.


Education Expert Finds Scheduling Every Free Moment For Children Prevents Self Discovery
May 22, 2017 | ChildHealth | J.Richardson
Are children scheduled to the max these days? Are there any waking moments that give children the freedom to express themselves in unstructured environments? Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.


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