Genetics

Lipoic acid in nutritional supplements found to help prevent multiple sclerosis, study finds

The results of a new pilot study showed the efficacy of lipoic acid in the reduction of whole brain atrophy among patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) compared with recently approved FDA drug ocrelizumab (brand name Ocrevus). In a randomized, double-blind study, researchers found that a daily dose of 1,200 mg of lipoic acid...

Healthy eyes – Creating clear vision naturally

Eye disease is on the rise – especially for older Americans. Cataracts affect more than 24 million people age 40 and over, while 2.7 million suffer with glaucoma and 2.1 million have macular degeneration. We want healthy eyes; yet, Western medicine can only offer us toxic drugs and invasive surgical procedures – which rarely...

Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their children because they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two of these, while men only have one.But in addition to this, scientists now believe genes for...

Six Things That YOU Need To Know About Genetics

1. Genes, DNA, and Cells Every cell in the body with a nucleus (a compartment in most cells) has the same complete set of genes. A gene is made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and is basically a type of genetic instruction. Those instructions can be used for making molecules and controlling the chemical reaction of...

Do You Really Want To Know What Your DNA Says About You?

It took 12 years and $3bn to sequence the human genome and figure out the code in our DNA. These days, people can post off a blood sample and get information on their genetic inheritance for as little as a couple of thousand dollars. This drastic reduction in cost, time and effort is fuelling...

What Is Abetalipoproteinemia?

Abetalipoproteinemia (also known as Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome) is an inherited disorder that affects how fats are made and used in the body. Our bodies need fats in order to maintain healthy nerves, muscles, and digestion. Like oil and water, fats can't travel around our bodies by themselves. Instead, they attach to special proteins called lipoproteins...

9 Surprising Signs That You May Have A Gluten Allergy

So, you're feeling tired and headachy, and your digestive system is off (and has been for what seems like forever). Maybe you have some other symptoms: a rash, dandruff, a feeling that you're operating in a depressed and disorganized manner, or are just in a fog. And maybe you've been trying to get pregnant,...

Why YOU Need An Epibiogenic Roadmap To Your Body

What Are Epibiogenics?Epibiogenics is a new term trademarked by iThrive Personal Health, the company that created IQYOU. It's new because it involves three critical health components that have never been integrated into one health system before. This solution provides clues to improve your overall health and wellness. Why This Is Important To YouWe all know...

23andMe – And What To Do With Your Results

What Is 23andMe? 23andMe offers a consumer-facing genetics test. Pay $200, spit in a tube, wait a few weeks and they will deliver a report on your DNA. Two weeks ago, that report was basically just your genetic ancestry.You can also download the raw data that 23andMe uses to determine things like your ancestry and...

What Is The MTHFR Gene?

What Is The MTHFR Gene? Those living with an auto-immune disease know all too well that knowing every single little thing about your body matters. This is why having your genetic testing done, in addition to blood panels, is great for all of us. But for some, these answers come in five letters that can...
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