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What Is Autophagy? Is It a Bad Thing? Give it a try!

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What Is Autophagy? Is It a Bad Thing? Give it a try!

Autophagy literally means to “consume your own tissue during a metabolic process that happens in certain diseases and in starvation.” Modern research categorizes autophagy as a stress-coping mechanism, which the body uses to increase its chances of survival during stressful events. So, is it a good thing? Definitely yes! Perhaps the formal definition sounds a bit cannibalistic, but in actuality is our built-in renewal process. In fact, it is now believed to play a major role in the prevention of serious diseases like diabetes, liver disease, neurodegeneration and even cancer.   When it comes to anti-aging, autophagy acts as a...

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What is Preventative Medicine and why is it so important?

Preventative Medicine

What is Preventative Medicine and why is it so important?

Almost 6 out of 10 bankruptcies are directly caused by medical expenses, according to a 2009 report from Harvard. Things haven’t changed much since; medical expenses are still amongst the top reasons of excessive financial burden, even for people who are insured, causing them to spend all their life savings or even work two jobs to keep up. That’s why preventative medicine is so important; it’s better to prevent than cure, right? But, what exactly is “Preventative Medicine”? Modern life is synonymous with daily toxin exposure. Whether it’s the highly-processed food we like to eat or the not-so-clean tap water...

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What if we told you that type 2 diabetes is linked to environmental pollution?

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What if we told you that type 2 diabetes is linked to environmental pollution?

Although it is well-known that lack of physical exercise and sloppy eating can lead to type 2 diabetes, there are other probable causes of this disease, which are both unpopular and difficult to control. What if we told you that type 2 diabetes is linked to environmental pollution? Just think about how many different chemicals we are exposed to daily nowadays. From exhaust fumes to BPA and phthalates contained in plastic, these substances may interfere with our metabolic health substantially, mainly by disrupting our hormonal balance. So, let’s dive into the science of how environmental pollution disrupts our metabolic health....

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Benefits of Turmeric for Treating Ulcerative Colitis

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Benefits of Turmeric for Treating Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) belongs to the so-called inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and is characterized by digestive tract inflammation and ulcers that typically last a long time. Contrary to Crohn’s disease, which involves the full length of the digestive tract, UC only implicates the large intestine (colon) and the rectum. Moreover, symptoms, which include diarrhea, abdominal and rectal pain, bloody stools, weight loss, fever, fatigue and more, build up progressively and don’t usually appear out of the blue. Besides severely affecting the quality of life, UC can also have dire repercussions due to severe complications. There is no cure yet, and...

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Benefits of Turmeric

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The benefits of Turmeric are well documented. Here are some of main ones. 

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