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5 Health Benefits of Coffee

23/   October, 2018

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases.

Here are the top 5 health benefits of coffee.

1. Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in your brain, which causes a stimulant effect. This improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.

2. Several studies show that caffeine can increase fat burning and boost your metabolic rate.


Epigenetics and Your Family History

08/   May, 2018

I am 53 years young. My mom and dad are both alive and well. That makes me lucky.

 

As Mother’s Day and Father’s Day season approaches, I wanted to share with you some latest thinking about a topic most of us take for granted: the concept in medicine of “family history”.

If you have “good genes”, then that means you have longevity and low rates of illness among your family members. If you have “bad genes” you might not be so lucky with your own health.

Well, I have good news: epigenetics has arrived on the medical scene.


This Hormone DOES Cause Cancer

13/   May, 2016

Last month I got a call no doctor wants to get.

My patient Helen (never real names of my patients) told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

It is possible to be lucky with cancer, and we think this is the case for her.

Early stage, caught on a mammogram, but still no less scary.


Your Brain Can Fix “Dis-ease”

11/   September, 2015

Many of us already know that stressful thought can harm our bodies and our health.

What we haven’t fully wrapped our heads around yet is that the opposite is also true: as well as causing dis-ease, our thoughts can literally change the proteins made by our cells to fix problems in our bodies.