Epigenetics and Grandkids

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Research proves that some epigenetic changes can be passed along to children and even grandchildren.

What’s Up With Epigenetics?

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As if the multi-factorial plague of obesity were not complicated enough already, it seems that epigenetics must be counted in the equation.

If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy

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When things are not going well in the digestive tract, where trillions of organisms make their home, the rest of the body will not fare well.

Ain’t Nobody Happy

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When given the wrong kind of sustenance, the digestive system, and mainly, the trillions of inhabitants of the large intestine, will take revenge.

If Momma Ain’t Happy

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When a healthful balance is in effect, the interests of the microbiome and the human host are aligned. With bacteria out of balance bad things can happen.

The Wars Within

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Metabolism has a lot to do with obesity, and when it comes to health and healing, the care and feeding of the microbiome might be the next big thing.

Revenge of the Microbiome

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If given the chance, the bugs that live inside us are mostly helpful. Like any other tenant, they know (on some level) that it is not in their best interest to burn down the house. But they do have their priorities. If we send too much of the wrong stuff down the chute they do not […]

What’s Up With Brown Fat?

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Recent research may help develop pharmaceuticals that activate “brown fat” — thus making a difference for people suffering from diabetes and obesity.

The Life and Times of Brown Fat

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Do children have more brown fat because they are thin, or are they thin because they have more brown fat?

The Microbiome and Diabetes

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Studies show that people who live together and/or are related have very similar microbiomes. What does this mean for people who struggle with diabetes?

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