Alzheimer’s Disease Has Many Causes – Neurotransmitter Overstimulation Is One of Them

Alzheimer’s is a progressive mental disease that destroys memory and other cognitive functions. Brain connections degenerate and die. Memory loss, confusion, impaired reasoning, and judgment are common symptoms. Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) One would think the National Institute … Continue reading

The Risks of Coronary Heart Disease

Sometimes we hear about the elephant in the room that nobody talks about. What if that elephant is sitting on your chest? That is one of the key tips people are told when they are experiencing major heart issues. They … Continue reading

Learn About the Latest COVID-19 Mutation

Viruses mutate. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus name for COVID-19, the disease. SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus. Mutations happen when the RNA replication process copies genes and makes mistakes in the copying process. Bits and pieces do not translate from one … Continue reading

How to Ensure You Will Die Before 70

Statistically, if we make 70 years of age, we will make 80 years of age. Many of us won’t make it to 70 years old. Some of us over 70 years of age live their lives as if they were … Continue reading

Consistently Overweight? – This One Thing Might Help

There are many causes for weight gain. Additionally, there are many reasons why it is so difficult to lose weight. It seems easy, more calories equal more weight. Fewer calories should equal less weight. But, it doesn’t always work. Just … Continue reading

Epi-What and my Parents

Epigenetics is the study of the things that turn our genes on and off. Some of our genes (on our DNA) are intended to be on (activated) and some are intended to be off (dormant). We inherit our genes from … Continue reading

Your Choices Today Affect the Health of Your Future Offspring

I had breakfast with an 80-year-old man this morning. He was a biochemist in an earlier life. He had both his hip joints replaced not long ago. He told me his father also had worn out hip joints, but that … Continue reading

Start Now to Reduce Risk Later in Life

Doctors want family histories of health. Some diseases appear to be genetically predisposed to affect offspring a generation or more down the road. Everyone has the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The function of the BRCA genes is to repair cell … Continue reading

Are Your Genes Totally Responsible for Your Longevity?

Genes can play a major or minor part in determining your longevity.  We inherit our genetic makeup from our parents.  Genes arrive in our bodies turned on or turned off.  Our lifestyle controls whether a gene that is turned off … Continue reading

Your Parents and Longevity

High levels of human growth hormone (HGH) improve your longevity. Low insulin levels increase HGH levels.  Conversely, high insulin levels decrease HGH levels. The more carbohydrates eaten, the more insulin is produced. Over time, it is possible to become insulin … Continue reading