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Yoga And Meditation Could Potentially Reverse The Genetic Effects Of Stress

Yoga And Meditation Could Potentially Reverse The Genetic Effects Of Stress

By Carey Wedler A review of multiple studies focusing on the effects of mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation has found that these efforts may have the potential to reverse genetic expressions of stress. As the analysis, published this month in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, explains: While some MBIs, such as yoga, Tai Chi, […]

Could “Advanced Probiotics” Soon Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

Could “Advanced Probiotics” Soon Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

Researchers say they’ve uncovered a link between gut bacteria and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. The findings suggest a new way of treating one of the world’s most debilitating diseases. Parkinson’s causes a variety of physical changes, especially in the digestive system. Patients often complain of constipation or bloating, trouble swallowing, and indigestion. These symptoms often begin years […]

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6 Tips to Combat Neck Pain and Stiffness

At Jason B. Kaster Chiropractic Clinic of Fort Myers and Naples, we utilize different techniques and alternative treatments that can be used to aid in relieving neck pain and stiffness. What causes stiffness in the neck? Neck stiffness is usually associated with weakness from long periods of use and results in neck muscle tension, even headaches. For example, sitting at a desk or working and leaning […]

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Ripoff Alert: No Aloe was Found in These Aloe Vera Gel Products

Over the summer, like a lot of people, I purchase a bottle of aloe vera gel because, despite my best efforts, I always get sunburned when I work in the garden. Now I know where I’ll never be buying it from again: CVS. Don’t bother picking up a bottle at Walmart or Target, either. A Bloomberg News report from […]

The Puck Is Moving Fast

The Puck Is Moving Fast

Wayne Gretzky famously stated: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”. It has been a few months since I last blogged about health care and the practice of medicine.  I have been feeling a lack of inertia regarding anything that might be “news” given the ongoing congressional “gridlock” regarding […]

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Tea Creates Gene Changes In Women

By Jacob Levine Recent Study Links Tea to Epigenetic Changes in Women Uppsala University recently published the results of a new study in the Human Molecular Genetics journal in which researchers were able to link women’s consumption of tea with alterations, or epigenetic changes, in the genes that have been determined as interactive with estrogen metabolism and cancer. […]

Study: CRISPR Gene-Editing Ignites Tons of Unintentional Genetic Mutations

Study: CRISPR Gene-Editing Ignites Tons of Unintentional Genetic Mutations

CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing has been hailed as one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of our lifetime. The technology is often called “molecular scissors” for its ability to “cut and paste” pieces of DNA, thereby removing unwanted traits and replacing them with more desirable ones. CRISPR is being celebrated for its accuracy, but a recent study sheds light […]

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Give Your Body and Health a Reboot with the Help of Regular Detoxing

When you hear the word “toxin,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably associate the word with chemical spills and the like. However, humans are actually surrounded by toxins—from the smog in the air, to the chemicals in your shampoo, and even the remnant fertilizers in your […]

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Avocados Could Be Key In Avoiding Metabolic Syndrome, Numerous Ailments

Did you know that in past studies, avocado-eaters have been shown to be healthier than non-eaters? Chowing down on the fruit (yes, avocados are technically berries!) is associated with a lower body weight, a lower body mass index (BMI), a lower intake of added sugars, higher nutrient levels, and a better-quality diet overall. It makes […]

NBA coach Steve Kerr warns people to stay away from back surgery

NBA coach Steve Kerr warns people to stay away from back surgery

“If you’re listening out there, if you have a back problem, stay away from surgery. I can say that from the bottom of my heart. Rehab, rehab, rehab,” Stephen Douglas Kerr, more popularly known as Steve Kerr, told the press last April. The Golden State Warriors coach issued this statement when he revealed that he […]