The article below was written by Tracey Roizman, DC. Learn more about Tracey and our other experts here. The two strands of your DNA—the iconic double helix of genetic information coiled within the nucleus of every cell, are loosely held together with weak bonds so that, at any given time, sections can be carefully “unzipped” […]
Several years ago, a study reported on the health effects of sedentary behavior. And when its findings made the rounds, the catchy new phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking,” was coined. As a result, a whole new segment of office furniture—standing or treadmill desks—surged in popularity. Of course, no one would ever dispute that being […]
Antibiotics have been around for nearly a century and they are, without a doubt, incredibly important, lifesaving medications. They’re commonly prescribed to treat skin, bladder, ear, kidney, and oral infections; strep throat; bacterial pneumonia; and meningitis. Before the discovery of antibiotics, it wasn’t unusual for someone to die from minor illnesses like strep throat. Surgery […]
For years, no one could explain Alzheimer’s disease. It didn’t seem to bear a link to other problems. There was no relationship to location or environment. Certain families might suffer from increased prevalence—but there was little rhyme or reason to who or when it struck. Then in 2005 came the eureka moment. A study out […]
Searching for a diet that provides not only spectacular health benefits but also delicious food? Look no further than the Mediterranean diet. But there’s a “new” diet in town that boasts even bigger benefits – is it the “real deal”? Let’s find out. The Mediterranean diet isn’t really a “diet.” It’s the way Europeans have […]
Anti-aging is huge business. Countless creams, lotions and potions flood the market, promising to minimize the signs of age. Plastic surgeons and med-spas are never at a loss for business. These will never go away. All people—men and women—want to look and feel young and vibrant, no matter what their “real” age. But while these […]
Wine lovers: Here’s another reason to rejoice! It turns out that having a little merlot or pinot noir once in a while may do your tummy good. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Let me explain… It’s widely known that red wine has properties that protect your heart. This is courtesy of compounds called […]
We tend to hear about the possible side effects of drugs through ads, doctors, and word of mouth. Usually, these adverse reactions are caused by the active ingredients—the components that cause the medication to have a therapeutic impact on your health. But, we rarely hear about bad reactions to the inactive ingredients. While they’re far more rare, they do happen…and in some cases they can be life threatening. Learn how to identify potential allergens and what you can do to help prevent side-effects.
Safety may not seem like a health concern. When we talk about managing your health, a lot of suggestions, like exercise, diet, and supplements, focus on making your body stronger and more resilient. But the other health prevention you need to focus on is safety. By safety here, I mean taking precautions against predictable risks. […]
Family history is a strong predictor of many health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Having a first-degree relative (mom, dad, or sibling) with either condition increases your risk significantly. But new research in epigenetics is casting new light on genetics and what you can do to mitigate your disease risks, even in the face of strong genetic predispositions.